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Every university ‘needs’ Alcoholics Anonymous meetings

Image copyright Getty Images Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings should take place in universities across the UK, student leaders have said. Charity AA says the number of younger people attending their meetings is on the increase. NUS Wales president Gwyneth Sweatman said Cardiff University’s sessions for problem drinkers, one of the ...

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Pupils unable to read is ‘a scandal’, says minister

Image copyright Getty Images Education Secretary Damian Hinds says it is a “scandal” that some children still start school unable to speak in full sentences or read simple words. Children who start school behind their peers rarely catch up – “the gap just widens”, he will say in a speech. ...

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Mattoon High School shooting suspect waives jury trial

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois high school student accused of shooting a classmate last year has waived his right to a jury trial. Typically, suspects in juvenile cases are limited to a trial by judge. However, Coles County Circuit Judge Matt Sullivan made a blended juvenile and adult prison ...

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Celebrity divorce lawyer backs reform of ‘archaic’ laws

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBaroness Shackleton tells Today that marriage is ‘not just about the heart’ One of the UK’s most famous divorce lawyers has backed a change in the law – but urged couples to be more practical about marriage. Baroness Fiona Shackleton called the ...

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