Roland Shaw

  • <Current Affairs
    UK children in poverty to reach 3.5m by 2020

    UK’s child poverty plans are doomed to fail as 3.5 million are expected to be in dearth by 2020 says new research. The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission said: “The government’s draft strategy for the next three years is a missed opportunity and falls very short of what is needed.” Both...

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    A good night’s sleep improves learning and memory finds research

    Scientists have discovered a mechanism by which a good night’s sleep improves learning and memory. The team in China and the US used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells and synapses that form during sleep. The study, published in the journal Science, showed that even intense training could not...

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    Stephen Sutton vigil continues: £4 million funds raised

    The appeal by teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen...

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    Royal Mail to start Sunday delivery service

    Royal Mail is to trial a Sunday delivery service for parcels to address the growing demand for goods ordered online. Later this summer it plans to open around 100 offices on a Sunday afternoon for customers to collect their parcels, extending the current six-days-a-week service. Only the delivery offices with the highest...

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    Abu Hamza found guilty of terrorism offences

    Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical Islamist cleric, who was extra...