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“Lavish praise” not good for child improvement finds study

“Lavish praise” not good for child improvement finds study

Heaping praise on struggling students could make them less likely to succeed, a recent study has shown. The study, “What makes great teaching”, reviewed over 200 pieces of research into teaching methods and their results, targeted [read more]

69 UK universities’ boycott over pensions to affect students

69 UK universities’ boycott over pensions to affect students

A marking boycott is to be imposed on as many as 69 UK universities in coming weeks, according to the University and Colleges Union (UCU). The boycott is due to start on the 6th November and comes amid disputes regarding the reform of [read more]

Councils spend only 1.4% on mental wellbeing says charity

Councils spend only 1.4% on mental wellbeing says charity

On average English local authorities are spending less than 1.4% of their public health budget on preventing mental health problems, with some councils spending nothing, a research by the charity Mind has found. 86 out of the 152 local [read more]

Iranian woman hanged over murder despite international appeals for release

Iranian woman hanged over murder despite international appeals for release

An Iranian woman was executed today in a Tehran prison for killing a man she claimed had tried to sexually abuse her. Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26-year-old interior designer, was arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, and [read more]

Nigeria is free of Ebola, declares WHO

Nigeria is free of Ebola, declares WHO

Nigeria is now officially free of the Ebola virus, according to a declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday. The announcement comes six weeks after the last reported infection in the country. The WHO heaped praise on the [read more]

MPs call urgent Rotherham file investigation

MPs call urgent Rotherham file investigation

MPs have called an urgent investigation into the Rotherham child sex scandal files that went missing from a council researcher’s office few years ago. The demand stems amidst public fears of a “deliberate cover-up” of the scandal [read more]

Untested drugs bill for terminally-ill gets government backing

Untested drugs bill for terminally-ill gets government backing

Terminally-ill patients in Wales and England could be treated with unlicensed medicines after the proposed “untested drugs for dying” bill received a government approval. The Medical Innovation Bill, put forward by Conservative Lord [read more]

£2m sport plan announced to aid mental health by Sport England and Mind

£2m sport plan announced to aid mental health by Sport England and Mind

Sport England and Mind have announced a £2m programme using sport to improve the lives of people with mental health problems. It is hoped the scheme will help 75,000 people through the offer of assistance to join sports clubs, take up a [read more]

Thousands of people march UK streets over pay protests

Thousands of people march UK streets over pay protests

Tens of thousands of public sector workers took part in street protests through central London yesterday to highlight the need for pay to increase. Simultaneous protests took place in Glasgow and Belfast, with teachers, nurses, civil [read more]

Relatives of murdered British hostages appeal for act of “unity”

Relatives of murdered British hostages appeal for act of “unity”

The relatives of British hostages Alan Henning and David Haines, who were murdered by Islamic State (IS), have jointly launched an appeal to the public to come together in a “single act of unity”. Alan’s wife Barbara Henning and [read more]

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