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‘Avoidable mistakes made in appointment of Toby Young’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionToby Young: The man behind the tweets Toby Young’s reputation as a “controversialist” should have prompted greater scrutiny into his past before he was appointed to England’s new university regulator, a probe has said. Mr Young quit within days over some past ...

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School clinics facing cuts under proposed budget

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — It was a busy weekday morning. It was early, and Jean Palin had already sent a student home from school — the 16-year-old girl had tested positive for the flu. “On average, I see 15 students a day,” said Palin, the nurse practitioner at New ...

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University strike: Lecturers’ pension action solid, says union

Image copyright UCU Image caption Lecturers at four more universities joined the strike on Monday Staff at four more universities have joined the strike over pension cuts, with 61 now affected, the University and College Union said on Monday. Support for the action remains “solid”, with pickets braving freezing temperatures, ...

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Landlords who say ‘no DSS’ breaking equality laws

Image caption Rosie was one of many women locked out of desirable areas because of agents’ DSS bans The thousands of lettings agents and landlords around the country who reject housing benefit claimants could be flouting equality laws, due a recent legal case. The widespread practice has led to “no-go ...

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Rent burden ‘leads to student stress’

Image copyright Getty Images Students are suffering from stress and anxiety caused by the pressures of housing costs, a survey has suggested. Average rent for student accommodation totals £131 a week, eating up nearly all of a typical maintenance loan or grant, even before a typical £509 in upfront letting ...

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Which haircuts have been banned from schools?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The recently-banned “meet you at McDonalds” haircut has been worn by footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp “Meet you at McDonalds.” Most people would expect a burger with fries after such a statement, but for some, the phrase is not an ...

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Missouri shooting threat inspired by ‘American Sniper’

REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) — Police have seized five guns and two books from a 13-year-old boy officers allege had threatened a school shooting outside Springfield. The Springfield News-Leader reports that police arrested an unidentified teenager in the Friday threat, alleging the boy said on social media that he would shoot ...

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