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Do schools have more money than ever?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Serious concerns have been raised over the Department for Education misrepresenting statistics to make England’s schools’ performance and funding appear better than they are. The schools minister Nick Gibb claimed that more money than ever is being put into England’s schools – something prime minister Theresa May has also repeatedly […]

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Tesco ditches 'best before' dates on more fruit and veg

[ad_1] Image copyright Tesco Tesco is removing “best before” dates from another 116 fruit and vegetable products in a move the supermarket says will help consumers cut food waste. In May, the UK’s biggest grocer successfully trialled removing labels from 70 pre-packaged fresh food lines. Tesco said research showed scrapping best-before dates helped consumers keep […]

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'Dock vaulting' rapist Bradley Tout arrested

[ad_1] Image copyright West Mercia Police Image caption Bradley Tout was unanimously convicted of rape on Wednesday A rapist who leapt from the dock and ran out of court after being convicted has been arrested. Bradley Tout, 20, was convicted of an attack on a teenage girl at Worcester Crown Court on Wednesday. Upon hearing […]

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Race review after two runners die

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The race began outside Cardiff Castle on Sunday morning Organisers of the Cardiff Half Marathon say they are “100% satisfied” in their medical plan after two runners died at Sunday’s event. The pair, aged 25 and 32, went into cardiac arrest after crossing the finishing line within three […]

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What to check if you hire a bouncy castle

[ad_1] Twenty-two people in the UK have been thrown from bouncy castles in high winds since 2011, leading to one person being killed, figures have shown. The research by BBC Inside Out East included the case of seven-year-old Summer Grant, who died when the castle she was on blew away from its moorings and bounced […]

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'Third of girls' harassed in school uniform

[ad_1] Image copyright PA One in three girls in the UK has been sexually harassed in public when wearing school uniform, a new report has suggested. And two-thirds of girls say they have experienced unwanted sexual attention in public, it adds. The figures come from a report by children’s charity Plan International UK, which said […]

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Man killed in hit-and-run crash in Coventry

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The man died on Allesley Old Road near the junction with Duke Street A man has been killed in a hit-and-run crash in Coventry. It is thought the victim, believed to be in his 20s, was crossing Allesley Old Road in the Earlsdon area of the city when he […]