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Pakistan mourns the dead in Peshawar school attack

Pakistan mourns the dead in Peshawar school attack

Grief-stricken relatives have begun to bury the 141 victims of the massacre committed by the Pakistani Taliban at an army-run school in the north-western city of Peshawar on Tuesday. Authorities confirmed that 132 children were amongst [read more]

Kerry Smith resigns as UKIP candidate over phone call remarks

Kerry Smith resigns as UKIP candidate over phone call remarks

UKIP candidate Kerry Smith has resigned over racist and homophobic comments he made during a phone conversation. Smith claims these statements were made under the influence of heavy medication. The prospective parliamentary candidate was [read more]

Sir Rifkind calls for access to CIA material on UK’s role in post-9/11 probes

Sir Rifkind calls for access to CIA material on UK’s role in post-9/11 probes

Sir Malcolm Rifkind has demanded that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) release details of the UK’s role in the treatment of CIA detainees post-9/11. Sir Rifkind, head of the Commons Intelligence and Security Committee, announced [read more]

Young boys self-harm cases rise by 30%, NHS figures show

Young boys self-harm cases rise by 30%, NHS figures show

Young males being admitted to hospital in England for self-harm is at a five-year high, according to figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). Cases of ten to 14-year-olds have risen 30 per cent from 454 in [read more]

Ofsted’s annual report to warn secondary schools over inadequacy

Ofsted’s annual report to warn secondary schools over inadequacy

According to the 2014 Ofsted annual report, a third of schools have been labelled as unsatisfactory. Despite report statistics showings four out of five schools as good or outstanding, findings revealed that these ratings were primarily [read more]

76 arrested at Westfield shopping centre over “die-in” protest

76 arrested at Westfield shopping centre over “die-in” protest

Police have arrested 76 people after hundreds gathered to protest in solidarity with Eric Garner at a major London shopping centre. Two “die-in” protests were held at the Westfield centre in Shepherd’s Bush on Wednesday [read more]

Uncontrolled drug-resistant infections could kill over 10m by 2050, study finds

Uncontrolled drug-resistant infections could kill over 10m by 2050, study finds

Prime minister David Cameron has called for action to tackle the threat of resistance to antibiotics which, if left unchecked, could create a global crisis, following a report published today. For over 25 years no new types of antibiotics [read more]

Nobel Peace prize winner Malala tells BBC her dream to become Pakistan PM

Nobel Peace prize winner Malala tells BBC her dream to become Pakistan PM

Malala Yousefzai has announced her intentions to pursue a career in politics, with the hope of becoming prime minister for Pakistan, once she has completed her studies in the UK. She told BBC news: “If I can serve my country best through [read more]

Miliband vows to reduce voting age to 16 if Labour wins

Miliband vows to reduce voting age to 16 if Labour wins

“Too many young people are turning their backs on politics, which is bad for our country and bad for them too,” announced Ed Miliband. Labour leader Ed Miliband has committed to reducing the voting age to 16 if the party is successful [read more]

Wheelchair users to not get priority over pushchairs after case lost

Wheelchair users to not get priority over pushchairs after case lost

A ruling was overturned by the Court of Appeal which sees wheelchair users lose priority over pushchairs. The decision comes after an appeal made by First Bus Company following a Leeds County Court ruling had previously decided that a [read more]

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