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Gender-bias schools to face action under British values plan

Gender-bias schools to face action under British values plan

The government has introduced a new scheme which will penalise schools if they appear to discriminate against children based on gender and fail to prove that they are actively promoting British values. Under the new plans the Department of [read more]

Thousands of mothers have successive children taken into care

Thousands of mothers have successive children taken into care

In the past seven years there have been thousands of mothers who have had multiple children taken into care due to their inability to look after them, according to a new report. The University of Manchester and Brunel have carried out a [read more]

Dark net used by paedophiles for trading images reveals BBC investigation

Dark net used by paedophiles for trading images reveals BBC investigation

The “dark net” is being used by thousands of paedophiles to anonymously trade images of sexual abuse, according to a BBC investigation. The term dark net is used to describe a “private network where connections are made between [read more]

Labour plans to halt universal credit if elected in 2015

Labour plans to halt universal credit if elected in 2015

Labour will pause the universal credit system if it wins the general elections in 2015, shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves has announced today. In an interview with BBC One’s Sunday Politics programme, Ms Reeves said: [read more]

Health experts push for “sugar tax” to cut child obesity

Health experts push for “sugar tax” to cut child obesity

Health experts are calling for a “sugar tax” on those companies that fail to curb the level of sugar in their products. Specialists have launched “Action on Sugar” campaign following a request from the health secretary Jeremy Hunt. [read more]

Fair Education Alliance launched to tackle learning inequality

Fair Education Alliance launched to tackle learning inequality

An alliance of teachers’ organisations, children’s charities and employers have launched a campaign to tackle the issues of inequality in British Schools. The goal of the campaign is to lessen the difference in maths and literacy [read more]

Young jobless must train or be stripped of benefits says Miliband

Young jobless must train or be stripped of benefits says Miliband

Young unemployed, underqualified and aged between 18 and 21 will have to enter training or risk losing their benefits, Labour leader Ed Miliband  announced on Thursday. In a speech to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), [read more]

YouTube to block indie music labels that refuse new terms

YouTube to block indie music labels that refuse new terms

YouTube will soon begin a scourge of videos from artists such as Adele, Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead – represented by indie labels – who refuse the licensing terms for its new subscription service, according to a report [read more]

Iraq government blocks all social networking sites

Iraq government blocks all social networking sites

The Iraqi government has blocked access to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, as well as other social networking sites following the rise in militant violence in the country. Internet users wishing to access these sites, along with Skype, [read more]

New brain helmet can detect stroke within seconds

New brain helmet can detect stroke within seconds

Researchers in Sweden have developed a portable helmet that can determine within seconds if a patient has suffered a stroke. The new invention is the result of a joint partnership between the Swedish company Medfield Diagnostics and [read more]

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