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School’s out for slumber: Website shows ‘tired’ schools

[ad_1] Image copyright Highland Council For pupils and staff reaching the end of term, closing school early for a well-earned rest might seem like a good idea.On Thursday, Applecross Primary and Inverness High School appeared to have done just that.Highland Council's school closures website notified the pupils and parents involved that their schools were closed because they were "tired".The messages appeared for a short time before being removed.Highland Council said
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Will Brexit result in more ‘Skype families’?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCould you keep a family together over Skype? Here's how three women are doing it in the UK Thousands of Britons will spend Christmas separated from a loved one, communicating via the internet. It's earned them the nickname "Skype families". With Brexit looming, more families are worried they too could be separated. Becky Darmon met her fiancé Abdou two years ago
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Warning against ‘volcano tourism’ risks

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Thrill-seeking tourists are putting themselves in danger and hampering emergency services by heading towards volcanoes when they erupt.A report from the Royal Geographical Society warns of the growing risks caused by "volcano tourism".Emergency authorities in countries such as Iceland now have to contend with the arrival of tourists who rush there to get close to an exploding volcano.The study says such tourists fail to understand
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Can US entrepreneurs solve a ‘crisis’ in African schools?

[ad_1] Schools in Africa are facing a "crisis" in education, according to the World Bank. Two American entrepreneurs think they have a solution - a network of high-tech schools where teachers read tightly scripted lessons from a tablet. But the idea has proved very controversial. A film by Richard Kenny, Sam Judah and Ammar Ebrahim for BBC World Hacks. Like, Share, Engage. [ad_2] Source link
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Five tips if you’ve found out your child has an allergy

[ad_1] Annie found out that her daughter had a nut allergy when Zoe ate a birthday cake with nuts hidden inside.She shares how she handled this change, and we give you five tips to help you cope if you've also just found out about your child's allergy.Finding out your child has an allergy can be a worrying time, and all cases are different. What works for some allergies doesn't necessarily
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‘Self-promoters’ do nothing but still get ahead at work

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images You might have seen their strategically self-regarding emails or watched their self-inflating egos in work meetings.But business school researchers have identified a type of employee who manages to look busy and successful, without actually doing anything useful.The productivity study examined 28 UK workplaces and found staff who appeared to be "highly engaged".But on closer inspection they were found to be "self-promoters" whose lack of effort
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What’s Christmas like with 11 kids?

[ad_1] How do really big families cope at Christmas? With 11 children - the oldest being 17 and the youngest just two months old - the Tippin-Speights have a lot to buy for. They are one of about 450 families in the UK with 10 children or more, a number that has risen by almost half in the last three years. Mum Lisa says she would like a day off
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Wooden clothes on the recycled Christmas list?

[ad_1] Image caption The Finnish university has found a way to turn birch trees from its forests into material for clothes If you're struggling for an original Christmas present - how about a wooden dress?At a recent state gala, Finland's first lady wore a dress made from the country's birch trees.But there was nothing frivolous about why she chose the dress - she wore it to support a new technology
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Sylvia Pankhurst raised phone-tap concerns in 1930s

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst raised concerns about phone-tapping in the 1930s, decades before MI5 revealed it had kept her under surveillance.At the time, Pankhurst was a prominent human rights campaigner. In 1934, she wrote to the postmaster general about the case of a lawyer who had installed a duplicate phone line to eavesdrop on his wife's conversations with a lover. The letters were discovered in the
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Are teachers’ Christmas gifts getting out of control?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images There is no shortage of ideas online for what to get schoolteachers at Christmas.Personalised bracelets, spa vouchers, bottles of scotch and, of course, plenty of chocolate.But in a bid to stem the tide of festive generosity and relieve pressure on families one school in Wales has asked parents not to buy Christmas presents for their children's teachers.They are not the only ones to express concern.