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Fewer than 1% of UK university professors are black, figures show

20 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Among 21,000 academic staff at professorial level only 140 identify as black, Hesa says Fewer than 1% of the professors employed at UK universities are black and few British...
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Brain wiring could be behind learning difficulties, say experts

23 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Scientists say current system for labelling children with difficulties is ‘too simple' Learning difficulties are not linked to differences in particular brain regions, but in...
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British Red Cross backs The Courier's campaign to create an army of lifesavers

23 hours ago   |   The Courier

Georgie Hart, head of community education at British Red Cross, writes for The Courier as she lends her support to our firstaidkids campaign.
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I put off retirement savings until I paid off my student loans, and now I regret that decision for 4 reasons

I put off retirement savings until I paid off my student loans, and now I regret that decision for 4 reasons

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

I borrowed $81,000 in student loans and paid them off at age 31, and I didn't start saving for retirement until they were gone. Now, I regret waiting: Starting to save for...
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South Carolina faces lawsuit over LGBTQ+ sex education ban

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Federal suit claims state law violates US constitution State education chief admits law rests on shaky ground It is against state law in South Carolina for public school sex...
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'Time's up!' Nicola Sturgeon faces calls to GO as SNP attacked for '13 years of failure'

'Time's up!' Nicola Sturgeon faces calls to GO as SNP attacked for '13 years of failure'

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

NICOLA STURGEON clashed furiously with Scottish Tory leader Jackson Carlaw during First Minister's Questions as the MSP attacked the SNP Government over Scotland's failing...
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Too few counsellors on campus: why students are turning to mental health apps

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Universities are struggling to cope with soaring demand for mental health services. Can technology plug the gap? Leaving friends and family at home and building a new life in a...
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Coronavirus UK: will I get paid if I take sick leave?

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

What you need to know if you are told to self-isolate or your child is sent home from school Coronavirus outbreak - latest updates You don't have to be, says Sarah Evans, an...
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Call for 'first-in-family allowance' to cover year's tuition fees

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

One year's free tuition would help allay fears about graduate debt, say thinktank's authors Students who are the first in their family to go to university should be given a...
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People are turning to Etsy for coronavirus-proof face masks, but it seems to be full of counterfeit antiviral gear that doesn't work

People are turning to Etsy for coronavirus-proof face masks, but it seems to be full of counterfeit antiviral gear that doesn't work

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

The demand for face masks and other preventive products have reached a fever pitch due to the coronavirus outbreak, and many are turning to e-commerce sites to make...
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Coronavirus victim: British passenger from the Diamond Princess cruise ship...

Coronavirus victim: British passenger from the Diamond Princess cruise ship dies in Japan

A BRITISH man has died of coronavirus, marking the first UK fatality of the worldwide outbreak. Read more ...

Justice for Mack Horton as Chinese swimming rival Sun Yang is found GUILTY...

Justice for Mack Horton as Chinese swimming rival Sun Yang is found GUILTY of being a drug cheat

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has been banned for eight years after a vial of his blood was smashed with a hammer. Read more ...

Boris Johnson to chair Cobra emergency meeting on Coronavirus

Boris Johnson to chair Cobra emergency meeting on Coronavirus

Boris Johnson will chair a meeting of the emergency Cobra committee on the crisis for the first time - but it will not happen until Monday. Read more ...

Greta Thunberg in Bristol: Streets closed as thousands arrive for climate...

Greta Thunberg in Bristol: Streets closed as thousands arrive for climate change rally

GRETA THUNBERG has arrived in Bristol where thousands have lined the streets for a huge climate change rally. Read more ...

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here's what you need to know before the markets open. 1. 'The panic mode is full on': Stocks plunge again as fears mount of a coronavirus pandemic. Global stock markets are on... Read more ...

Pet dog of coronavirus victim tests positive for infection 

Pet dog of coronavirus victim tests positive for infection 

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Sub-Saharan Africa just recorded its first coronavirus case. The WHO and...

Sub-Saharan Africa just recorded its first coronavirus case. The WHO and Bill Gates have warned that Africa can't deal with an outbreak

A case of the novel coronavirus was found in Nigeria on Friday, stoking concerns about the African continent's ability to deal with a major outbreak. Algeria, Egypt, and... Read more ...

A dog got put in coronavirus quarantine after testing a 'weak positive,'...

A dog got put in coronavirus quarantine after testing a 'weak positive,' despite there being no evidence pets can get infected

A pet dog was quarantined in Hong Kong after testing positive for a low level of the coronavirus, even though it shows no symptoms. Hong Kong health officials and the World... Read more ...

Neil Lennon slams 'individual mistakes' that cost Celtic place in Europa...

Neil Lennon slams 'individual mistakes' that cost Celtic place in Europa League last 16

Neil Lennon described Celtic's Europa League exit at the hands of FC Copenhagen on Thursday night as a lost opportunity for the Parkhead club. Read more ...

Niall Horan to play Belfast gig on 2020 world tour

Niall Horan to play Belfast gig on 2020 world tour

Niall Horan has announced new concert dates for his Nice To Meet Ya 2020 tour - including a show at the SSE Arena in Belfast. Read more ...