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Peterborough University delay ‘a kick in the teeth’

[ad_1] Image caption Degrees could be awarded by the University of Peterborough by 2025 Delays in creating a new university are "a kick in the teeth", a local Labour politician said.Progress on the scheme in Peterborough halted after an independent report called for a review of the proposal. Shaz Nawaz, city councillor, said it was "very disappointing" and local people were being "messed around".But Conservative James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire,
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The mother who lost her daughter over an EpiPen

[ad_1] "Three cars showed up in the early hours of the morning and the police were banging on my door," Anna says.It was June 2015 when Anna's two-year-old daughter was taken away by social workers from Southampton City Council."I didn't know what was going on," she said."Then the police said I was being arrested for child neglect."Anna, not her real name, is originally from Africa and was then a single
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Police plea to schools to cut Northamptonshire gang crime

[ad_1] Image copyright YouTube Image caption Gang members in Wellingborough have posted music videos of themselves on YouTube Head teachers have been asked by police to try to keep pupils in education for as long as possible to help reduce the "epidemic of gang violence". Insp Daryl Lyon, who wrote to each school in Northamptonshire, said pupils at risk of exclusion could be referred to police for support.There were 3,918
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Why are students striking for the climate and will it have an impact?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Are the UK's school strikes for climate change the moment that British youth finally wakes up to the "climate emergency"?It may not represent a paradigm shift just yet, but the speed and scale of this young person's movement does make it feel more than a momentary splutter of impotent anger.Ever since the then 15-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg decided to stop going to school on Fridays
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Unconditional uni offers don’t make us lazy, say teenagers

[ad_1] Image copyright Social Communications Image caption Harrison (right) is determined to keep working at the same level Harrison has his dream university place in the bag. The Leeds City College student is off to study sports journalism at the University of Huddersfield in September, with an unconditional offer. No matter what the outcome of his BTec extended diploma, the place is assured, and 17-year-old Harrison says he's thrilled."I'd say
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Black pupils’ schooling ‘dumbed down over special needs’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Why are black pupils disproportionately identified as having a particular range special needs? Many black pupils in England are having their education dumbed down after being wrongly identified as having one of a range special needs, a study says.The study found black Caribbean pupils were twice as likely to be identified as having social, emotional and mental health needs as white British pupils.The
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The robot helping a seven-year-old boy go to school

[ad_1] A seven-year-old boy with leukaemia is using a robot to take part in lessons at school.Sam's weak immune system means he can't be in the classroom, so the AV1 robot acts as his eyes, ears, voice and hands.A new government funded initiative is aiming to help children with long-term illnesses to participate in school lessons from home.Sam's mum Jude told BBC Radio 5 Live: "Perhaps most importantly for Sam,
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Perinatal OCD: ‘I was worried I’d do something to my kids’

[ad_1] A mother from Stafford who had "terrifying" thoughts after the birth of her son said she had no idea she had perinatal obsessive compulsive disorder.The thoughts were so bad that Amy Hill was afraid she was going to harm her two children.Two to three in every 100 women suffer from perinatal OCD according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists.Amy has received help from her local mental health team and
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Warwick University hires legal expert for rape chat review

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The University of Warwick has been criticised for how it handled an investigation into a group chat encouraging rape A university at the centre of a Whatsapp rape chat probe has laid out review plans after its handling of the investigation was called into question.Warwick University was accused of "condoning rape culture" after students who threatened rape in an online chat had their