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Testing four-year-olds to begin in September - but parents kept in dark

6 minutes ago   |   The Guardian

Government says no obligation to tell families as 10,000 schools sign up to pilots Sophia is four and shy, especially around strangers. In September she starts school and...
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Debbie Jones: ‘My team of experts got children's services off the naughty step' | David Brindle

36 minutes ago   |   The Guardian

The head of children's services at London's Tower Hamlets on how she achieved a ‘remarkable' turnaround When Ofsted inspectors branded children's services in Tower Hamlets...
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Grenfell adult college saved with £32m government bailout

36 minutes ago   |   The Guardian

Wornington college had been sold to be turned into luxury housing An adult education college at the heart of the Grenfell Tower community has been saved by a £32m government...
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Attorneys for convicted mail bomber Cesar Sayoc claim he watched Fox News 'religiously' and was influenced by Sean Hannity's rhetoric

Attorneys for convicted mail bomber Cesar Sayoc claim he watched Fox News 'religiously' and was influenced by Sean Hannity's rhetoric

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Attorneys for Cesar Sayoc, the 57-year-old man who pleaded guilty to sending improvised explosive devices to several high-profile Democrats and a cable news station, argued...
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Poor universal credit advice costs claimants thousands, MPs say

6 hours ago   |   The Guardian

DWP accused of failing to help those who unnecessarily signed up for the benefit Benefit claimants are being left thousands of pounds a year out of pocket because jobcentre...
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Police demands for access to rape victims' phones 'unlawful'

6 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Campaigners say people risk no action being taken if they refuse ‘digital strip search' Police and Crown Prosecution Service requests to download the contents of victims'...
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Genetic mutation made humans susceptible to heart attacks - study

10 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Gene that helped prevent clogged arteries was lost 2 to 3 million years ago The loss of a single gene 2 to 3 million years ago in our ancestry may help explain why humans are...
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Video game firms face prosecution over gambling by children

12 hours ago   |   The Guardian

MPs told that betting regulator is prepared to take action Video game developers could be prosecuted if they fail to prevent children gambling using items featured in popular...
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Union stages final protest over 'horrific' Amazon work practices

12 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Company denies warehouse workers urinate in bottles and says it offers industry-leading pay Union workers have staged the final in a series of protests outside an Amazon...
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Top hospital urged to drop 'predatory' lawsuits over unpaid medical bills

12 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Activists rally against Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore, which has filed more than 2,400 lawsuits against patients and employees Campaigners are calling on one of...
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South Korea fires warning shots at Russian military plane for violating airspace

South Korea fires warning shots at Russian military plane for violating airspace

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Zinedine Zidane accuses Gareth Bale of refusing to play for Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane accuses Gareth Bale of refusing to play for Real Madrid

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London bloodbath: Shots fired in Hackney street violence horror - three men...

London bloodbath: Shots fired in Hackney street violence horror - three men hospitalised

GUNSHOTS were fired on Kingsland Road in Hackney, east London on Monday night at 10.30pm. Read more ...

North Korea's Kim Jong-un inspects new submarine, points out weapons systems

North Korea's Kim Jong-un inspects new submarine, points out weapons systems

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A new Facebook privacy flaw allowed thousands of children on Messenger Kids...

A new Facebook privacy flaw allowed thousands of children on Messenger Kids to enter group chats with strangers

Facebook's Messenger Kids had a design flaw that allowed for a situation in which a child can enter a group chat with other users - including adults - who hadn't been... Read more ...

'I want Shane Lowry to lead out my Ryder Cup team', says Europe captain...

'I want Shane Lowry to lead out my Ryder Cup team', says Europe captain Padraig Harrington

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Jeremy Hunt calls for European maritime mission in Gulf

Jeremy Hunt calls for European maritime mission in Gulf

LONDON - A new European-led naval force should be set up in the Gulf to protect shipping following Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker last week, U.K. Foreign Secretary... Read more ...

Boris Johnson's 'do or die' plan to force through Brexit could be ruled...

Boris Johnson's 'do or die' plan to force through Brexit could be ruled illegal by a Scottish court

Boris Johnson's plan to consider suspending Parliament in order to force through a no-deal Brexit on October 31, could be ruled illegal. A group of parliamentarians and lawyers... Read more ...

Trump said India asked him to help mediate the Kashmir conflict with...

Trump said India asked him to help mediate the Kashmir conflict with Pakistan. India quickly said that's not true

The Indian government on Monday rejected President Donald Trump's claim that Prime Minister Narenda Modi had asked the president if he would like to help mediate a historic... Read more ...

British Airways vote to strike over pay dispute causing summer holiday chaos...

British Airways vote to strike over pay dispute causing summer holiday chaos for UK

British Airways pilots have voted nine to one in favour of industrial action in a dispute over pay, their union has said. Read more ...