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Play enhances children’s development and happiness study reaffirms

Play enhances children’s development and happiness study reaffirms

A report into the positive repercussions of play in children has found that the act of playing can boost children’s development in various key areas. The report, the Play Return, reviewed various research and studies and found that play [read more]

North England cities set for 15bn transport improvements

North England cities set for 15bn transport improvements

Five cities in the north of England are today presenting plans to transform rail and road networks in the region at a projected cost of £15 billion over a 15-year plan. The report, One North: A proposition for an interconnected North, has [read more]

Competition inquiry into UK’s energy giants should probe wholesale gas market says MP

Competition inquiry into UK’s energy giants should probe wholesale gas market says MP

A senior MP has called for the wholesale gas market to be included in the forthcoming competition inquiry into the UK’s energy sector. Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Committee Tim Yeo wrote a letter to the Competition and [read more]

Russia imposes stricter rules on bloggers

Russia imposes stricter rules on bloggers

Russia’s upper house of Parliament has sanctioned a law that will impose stricter rules upon Internet bloggers. The law has now come into effect and has been met with substantial reproach. The State Duma lower house had already backed [read more]

Tor attack may have stripped users of anonymity for five months

Tor attack may have stripped users of anonymity for five months

Hidden identity of Tor users may have been revealed after an attack hit the service over last five months. The attack hit the Tor network on 30th January 2014 but did not become fully functional until early February and was not traced [read more]

Guns N’ Roses star Slash admits having sex at 14 after drugging his girlfriend’s mom

Guns N’ Roses star Slash admits having sex at 14 after drugging his girlfriend’s mom

Guns N’ Roses star Slash has confessed having sex with his girlfriend in her apartment at the age of 14 after having drugged her mom, in a recent interview with TMZ at an airport. Explaining to TMZ the craziest place the rocker has had [read more]

Giants return to Liverpool to mark WWI commemoration

Giants return to Liverpool to mark WWI commemoration

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered today on the streets of Liverpool to welcome back giant marionettes that will narrate the story of World War One. The three huge figures marked the opening of a three-day commemoration parade [read more]

Ethnic minority students less likely to win a place at university, finds research

Ethnic minority students less likely to win a place at university, finds research

New research into UK university applications has found that non-mixed minority group candidates are less likely to receive university offers than their white-British counterparts. The study, conducted by researchers from the London School [read more]

New drug therapy provides hope for TB and HIV patients

New drug therapy provides hope for TB and HIV patients

A brand new combined-drug regimen revealed at the 20th International Aids Conference in Melbourne will allow for the concurrent treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV, claim researchers. Scientists from the Global Alliance for TB Drug [read more]

PM hosts UK’s first Girl Summit to end FGM and forced marriage

PM hosts UK’s first Girl Summit to end FGM and forced marriage

Prime minister David Cameron is holding Britain’s first Girl Summit to address the issues of female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriages. The Girl Summit is co-hosted by UNICEF and the UK government and will feature [read more]

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