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Ofsted publishes safeguarding reports of east London faith schools

Ofsted publishes safeguarding reports of east London faith schools

A report issued today by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) into seven schools in the London borough of Tower Hamlets identifies a significant number of serious failings and urges these schools [read more]

Oscar-winning movie director Mike Nichols dies at 83

Oscar-winning movie director Mike Nichols dies at 83

Mike Nichols, director of The Graduate, Working Girl and Catch-22, and winner of the 1968 best director Oscar, has died at the age of 83. He was unafraid to approach political issues in his work. His films Primary Colours (1998), [read more]

Culling starts at East Yorkshire farm after bird flu case confirmed

Culling starts at East Yorkshire farm after bird flu case confirmed

Culling of 6,000 ducks at an East Yorkshire farm began on Tuesday and will continue through the week after scientists identified the H5N8 virus in a flock of birds. The UK’s largest producer of duck products, operated by Cherry Valley, [read more]

UN panel asks security council to refer North Korea to criminal court

UN panel asks security council to refer North Korea to criminal court

The UN general assembly’s Human Rights Committee has approved a draft resolution calling for a referral of the North Korean regime and its leadership to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution over crimes against humanity. [read more]

One in ten UK men admit to have paid for sex, study shows

One in ten UK men admit to have paid for sex, study shows

The third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) has found that one in ten British men have paid for sex. Over 6,000 men were surveyed for the study. The results showed 3.6% had paid for sex in the last five years and [read more]

MPs demand nationwide review of child protection policies

MPs demand nationwide review of child protection policies

MPs have called for child protection services to be reviewed following recent evidence that organised child abuse is prevalent across the UK. The development comes in the aftermath of the Rotherham scandal reports. The Communities and [read more]

Ministry of Justice announces tougher rules on prison violence

Ministry of Justice announces tougher rules on prison violence

New measures will be taken to address violence in prisons and young offenders institutions, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced today. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Association of Chief Police Officers are assisting in [read more]

Philae comet lander slumps into standby after sending last-gasp data

Philae comet lander slumps into standby after sending last-gasp data

The Philae comet lander lost power and went into standby mode after sending the last transmissions from the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G) on Saturday. The probe landed on the comet on Wednesday and bounced twice [read more]

Experts accuse NHS of “jeopardising” Ashya King’s care

Experts accuse NHS of “jeopardising” Ashya King’s care

Child cancer experts have accused the NHS of “jeopardising” the recovery of five-year-old Ashya King by paying for his proton therapy abroad. Ashya was treated for six weeks at a proton beam centre in the Czech Republic instead of [read more]

Russia to build eight nuclear reactors in Iran

Russia to build eight nuclear reactors in Iran

Russia has signed a new deal to construct two new nuclear power reactors in Iran with future plans for the construction of up to six more. Signed by Sergey Kirienko, head of Russia’s state nuclear company Rosatom, and Ali Akbar Salehi, [read more]

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Ofsted publishes safeguarding reports of east London faith schools
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A report issued today by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) into seven [read more]

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