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Government launch two inquiries to review historical child sex abuse allegations

Government launch two inquiries to review historical child sex abuse allegations

The UK government announced it will launch two high-level inquiries into child abuse. In a Commons statement, Home Secretary Theresa May told MPs: “I want to address two important public concerns. First, that in the 1980s the Home [read more]

Scotland “yes” vote could harm scientific research in UK say Academics

Scotland “yes” vote could harm scientific research in UK say Academics

The presidents of the Royal Society, the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences have claimed that Scotland’s independence would harm scientific research in the UK. The Scottish government reassured Britain that plans for [read more]

Russia passes new internet restriction bill

Russia passes new internet restriction bill

Russia’s lower house of parliament has passed a new law that would require internet companies to keep the personal information of Russian citizens on servers within the country’s borders. The State Duma announced till the bill gains [read more]

GCSE computing assessment withdrawn after answers leak online

GCSE computing assessment withdrawn after answers leak online

Two controlled assessment units in computing GCSE were taken off by the UK exam board after the answers leaked online through various public websites. Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations board (OCR) has confirmed that both the units [read more]

International GCSEs to be dismissed from league tables from 2017

International GCSEs to be dismissed from league tables from 2017

International GSCEs in English and Maths are to be dismissed from school league tables from 2017 as a part of the governments’ major overhaul of the examination system. New GSCEs are to be introduced in science, history and geography [read more]

Sarkozy faces formal investigation over alleged peddling

Sarkozy faces formal investigation over alleged peddling

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation following allegations of influence peddling. The 59-year-old was kept in police custody for 15 hours at Nanterre, on the western outskirts of Paris, before [read more]

Scottish Haggis ban in US asked to be lifted

Scottish Haggis ban in US asked to be lifted

Britain has urged the United States of America to lift the decades-old import ban on Scottish Haggis. Environment secretary Owen Paterson will ask his US counterpart Tom Vilsack to open up markets for Scottish Haggis producers during a [read more]

Government extends flexible working hour rights for all employees

Government extends flexible working hour rights for all employees

The government has extended the right to ask for flexible working hours to all employees. This right has previously been applicable only for carers or those looking after children. Under the new legislation, employers must consider each [read more]

Sir James Munby wants to allow couples quick divorce at Register Office

Sir James Munby wants to allow couples quick divorce at Register Office

Divorce has always been seen as long and often tedious progress for all those involved, not only do you have to deal with the situation on a personal level, but you also have to deal with it on a public and legal level. This long winded [read more]

Smartphones reflect owners’ microbial world

Smartphones reflect owners’ microbial world

Smartphones collect a large part of the bacteria present on our body, a study reveals. The University of Oregon sequenced the DNA of microbes found on the index fingers and thumbs of 17 people and took swabs of each of their smartphones, [read more]

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