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Covid: 'It's ridiculous we're being made to sit exams'

1 hour 14 min ago
Pupils share their thoughts on the exam uncertainty due to Covid rules.

Norwich boy, 4, died after neck got trapped in stair gates

2 hours 48 min ago
The two stair gates were placed one above the other, an inquest hears.

One in eight pupils out of school as Covid worsens

4 hours 9 sec ago
The official figures also show a quarter of schools with teachers and leaders' absence rates above 15%.

Plymouth wedding dress saved from skip in Australia

7 hours 1 min ago
The 1938 silk dress, passed down by the family of the bride, was saved from being thrown out.

Cost of living: How oil heating price rise is worrying families

7 hours 24 min ago
More than 1.5 million UK householders rely on oil for heating, with some seeing 50% price rises.

Covid: Schools await next steps as cases fall

10 hours 2 min ago
Wales' education minister is due to set out how schools will operate over the next few weeks.

Cambridge University: Church court to rule over Tobias Rustat memorial

24th January 2022
Cambridge University wants to move a memorial to Tobias Rustat from Jesus College chapel.

Heart surgery Wales: Calls for child operations to resume

24th January 2022
Children have had to travel across the border for heart surgery since 1998.

Online Safety Bill: Harmful and illegal content could evade new laws, MPs warn

24th January 2022
The sharing of child abuse images and deepfake pornography need to be addressed further, MPs warn.

Sex trafficking: Children groomed in Romania sent to UK

24th January 2022
BBC correspondent Jean Mackenzie finds children as young as 10 are being groomed in Romania, to be trafficked to the UK.

Freebirth: 'Giving birth without medical help felt safer'

23rd January 2022
Jocelyn says she chose to freebirth because she does not have faith in NHS maternity services.

Stop caging people with autism and learning disabilities, says Robert Buckland

20th January 2022
Ex-minister Robert Buckland urges the government to end detention in hospitals for long periods.

Cambridge: Artificial pancreas hailed success for diabetic children

20th January 2022
An app learns how much insulin a child needs so parents do not need to monitor children constantly.

NI teachers' pay rise at risk without more funding

20th January 2022
Measures to tackle educational underachievement are also at risk if schools do not get more money.

Flexible school starting age a step closer in NI

20th January 2022
Children born between 1 April and 1 July could start pre-school and school a year later.

Covid in schools: Inquiry launched to find 100,000 pupils absent in England

19th January 2022
England's children's commissioner says she will "go out and find" those not on school rolls.

Covid: 'It's as cold in the school as it is outside'

19th January 2022
How one school has adapted to the pandemic 100 years after the Spanish Flu saw similar measures.

Dairylea cheese ad banned for showing girl eating upside down

19th January 2022
Fourteen people complained about the advert, including one viewer who said a toddler had copied it.

LGBT military ban: Veterans to share impact of rules in review, 20 years on

19th January 2022
Campaigners hope the outcome of review into the pre-2000 ban will entitle them to compensation.

Covid: Poor ventilation forces Carmarthenshire pupils out in the rain

18th January 2022
"When it's pouring down with rain and it's really windy, it's hard because I just feel really cold."


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