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October 15, 2018 9:37 PM Teachers launch school aimed at middle classes unable to pay ‘greedy’ private school fees

TEACHERS from leading institutions are opening a sixth form school in London costing £13,000 a year aimed at middle class students priced out of private school education by “corporate greed”. The average cost of private school tuition each year has soared above £17,000-a-year with fees rising by 553 per cent in the past 25 years. Joe Francis, a senior 5

October 10, 2018 5:49 PM Nicola Sturgeon flagship childcare policy ‘about to IMPLODE” warn nurseries

NICOLA Sturgeon’s flagship childcare policy is “about to implode”, nurseries have warned. Newly published documents show the plans are not being properly funded and risk pushing private childcare providers out of business. On June 15 an area manager with the Kirktonholme Childcare chain wrote to Childcare Minister Maree Todd, warning: “The partner providers 6

September 21, 2018 11:23 PM Rihanna appointed as ambassador by Barbados

Pop singer, actress and designer Rihanna can add another accolade to her growing list of achievements after being given a new ambassadorial role by the government of Barbados. The artist, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was named "Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary" for her home country on Thursday. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said she was honoured 14

September 4, 2018 2:01 PM Co-op funding scheme supports Swindon Children's Scrapstore

THE Swindon Children's Scrapstore is one of several groups in Wiltshire which has received money from the Co-op. The supermarket has shared £64,000 from its community fund scheme this year with projects and schools around the county. Rebecca Birkbeck, Director of Community Engagement at the Co-op, said: “Support for young people and learning is an integral 16

August 31, 2018 7:43 AM Swiss family office snaps up £2bn British schools giant Cognita

The Swiss family office will become one of the UK's biggest school-owners following its takeover of Cognita, Sky News learns. Sky News has learnt that Jacobs Holding, which owns a big stake in the chocolate and cocoa producer Barry Callebaut, is to buy Cognita, which operates scores of schools in the UK and abroad. Jacobs Holding's sole economic beneficiary 15

August 30, 2018 5:04 AM Get your nominations in for The Bolton News School Awards 2018

Award sponsors are: Surveyroof for Secondary School Pupil of the Year; Cole Securities for Secondary Head Teacher of the Year; Bolton Council for Secondary Teacher of the Year; Ye Olde Pastie Shop for Primary School Pupil of the Year; Bolton Council for Primary Teacher of the Year; Vertu Motors for Primary School of the Year; Unison for Teaching Assistant 12

August 29, 2018 9:56 AM Fears of LGBT+ rights ‘reversal’ under new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

There is a risk of Australia reversing course on LGBT+ rights under the country’s new Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the country’s opposition has warned. Louise Pratt, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Equality, made the claim after moderate conservative Malcolm Turnbull was deposed as Prime Minister by his own party and hardliner Morrison was installed in the post. In a statement 28

August 27, 2018 2:18 PM Regular cooking with coal, wood, or charcoal increases risk of dying from heart disease by up to 12%

Barbeque heart risk: Regular cooking with coal, wood, or charcoal increases a person’s risk of dying from heart disease by up to 12% Cooking on coal, wood or charcoal could make you more likely to die of heart disease. A study has revealed people who use solid fuels for cooking may have a 12 per cent higher risk of dying of a heart attack, heart failure 17

August 23, 2018 12:27 AM Ubang: The Nigerian village where men and women 'speak different languages'

In Ubang, a farming community in southern Nigeria, men and women say they speak different languages. They view this unique difference as "a blessing from God", but as more young people leave for greener pastures and the English language becomes more popular, there are concerns it won't survive, reports the BBC's Yemisi Adegoke. Dressed in a brightly 14

August 22, 2018 7:00 AM Essex University apologises after Twitter jibes to rivals

A UNIVERSITY has apologised after a light-hearted attempt at humour on social media backfired. Essex University came under fire for a number of tweets in which it called other higher education institutions “boring”. In one tweet, it quoted a message from Leeds Beckett in which it compared it to a “leaky bucket”. Essex University has now issued an apology 12