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Homelessness in Windsor: Has anything changed?

In December, Windsor’s council leader said he wanted the town’s “rough sleeping epidemic” dealt with before the royal wedding. With only a few days to go before the royal wedding, we went back to see if the homelessness situation has changed. Produced by Emily Wolstencroft, Jack Suddaby and Lorna Acquah with additional filming from the […]

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Third teenager held over hoax school bomb threats

Image copyright Getty Images An 18-year-old man has been arrested after hoax bomb threats were sent to thousands of schools in the UK and US. The teenager was arrested in Andover in Hampshire on Wednesday on suspicion of making threats to kill, blackmail and malicious communications. Two other 18-year-olds were arrested in Hertfordshire in March. […]

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Pupils sitting school spelling test find spellchecker 'cheat'

Image copyright Getty Images Schools are to be given advice on how to disable a glitch that allows pupils sitting online spelling tests to right-click their mouse and find the answer. It follows the discovery by teachers that children familiar with traditional computer spellcheckers were simply applying it to the tests. The Scottish National Standardised […]

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WW1 trenches recreated for Scottish pupils

Image copyright PETER JOLLY NORTHPIX Image caption P7 pupils from schools around Ullapool are involved in the project A World War One trench system has been recreated near Ullapool as part of a school history project. P7 pupils from Ullapool, Lochinver, Achultibuie, Badcaul and Scoraig primaries in Wester Ross are involved. The trenches were dug […]

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Rural police 'could routinely carry guns'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Armed police are on patrol in Windsor ahead of the Royal Wedding Front-line officers in remote, rural communities could be routinely armed in order to deal with terror threats, police chiefs have said. The move is being considered by the National Police Chiefs’ Council because of a lack of specialist […]

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UK 'leading world' in compassionate technology

Image caption Davina is being trained in accountancy while homeless The UK technology sector grew 2.6 times faster than the UK economy as a whole last year, new figures show. One of the biggest growth areas was in compassionate tech, with new apps and online services helping society’s most vulnerable. “I ended up sofa surfing […]