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Why do young workers have so many injuries?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Younger workers bear the highest burden of accidents, say researchers Health and safety at work can get ridiculed in more affluent countries as something nannyish and interfering – but for much of the developing world it is a matter of life and death. Unsafe workplaces have the kind of […]

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Exeter university students expelled over racist comments

Image copyright University of Exeter Image caption When the investigation was launched the university said it was “committed to eradicating” any discrimination and harassment A number of law students have been expelled from the University of Exeter over allegations of racism. An internal investigation was launched in March after “vile” comments from Bracton law society’s […]

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Children's social services in Wales 'near crisis'

Image copyright Getty Images Children’s services in Wales are nearly “at crisis point”, according to the body that represents councils. The latest figures show that there has been a 149% increase in the number of court applications to remove children into care over the last nine years. The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) said councils […]

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Watchdog blurts out hipster poetry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Office for Students has been set up to ensure value for money – or else “snackwave artisan” The website of the new university watchdog, intended to enforce better value for money for students, seems to have been overtaken by hipster slang. Visitors to the Office for Students website, […]

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The YouTube stars paid to promote cheating

A BBC Trending investigation has uncovered the selling of academic cheating by YouTube stars on a massive scale. In many of the videos, the YouTubers personally recommend that students and school children pay “a super smart nerd” to write their essays for them. YouTube says it will work with creators to help them understand that […]

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School day trip visa warning post-Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The British Council is concerned that every pupil might need a visa even for a day trip to France There are calls to make sure Brexit does not mean that school day trips across the Channel are caught up in requirements for visas. The British Council and head teachers’ […]

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Primary school's Friday lunchtime closure plan scrapped

Image copyright PA/Dave Thompson Image caption Ashby Fields Primary in Daventry considered closing early on Fridays from September A school’s proposals to adopt a four-and-a-half day week to prevent staff “burning out” have been scrapped. Head teacher Jacqui Johnson had suggested closing Ashby Fields Primary in Daventry after lunch on a Friday. A consultation had […]

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Stepping into Shakespeare

Between them Stacey, 14, and Maleeha, 13, speak six languages – now they both speak Shakespeare as well. That’s just as well, as the work of the 16th Century dramatist and poet forms as much as a quarter of the marks for some English GCSEs. To do well in this key exam, in which the […]