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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 25, 2018 12:32 PM 'Well done Leo!' Irish PM praised after POWERFUL speech in front of the Pope

THE IRISH Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been praised after he delivered a rousing speech in front Pope Francis urging him to “use his office” to bring "justice, truth and healing" to clerical abuse victims. Leo Varadkar used his speech to discuss the relationship between church and state, abuse perpetrators, as well as same-sex families. The Pope travelled 11

August 22, 2018 12:26 PM Hurricane Lane: Hawaii braces for DEVASTATION as hurricane upgraded to Category 5

HAWAII is bracing for major Hurricane Lane which is forecast to batter the islands and threatening lives with flash flooding, mudslides and strong winds as it is upgraded to a Category 5 strength hurricane. Hawaii governor David Ige has signed an emergency proclamation in advance of the hurricane. AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said even if there 17

August 22, 2018 8:35 AM Hawaii residents on alert as Hurricane Lane gathers strength

People are stocking up on essentials as the archipelago braces itself for potentially catastrophic damage from Hurricane Lane. The National Weather Service announced that Hurricane Lane had become a Category 5 hurricane, which means it could cause catastrophic damage. The hurricane is about 500 miles (804km) south east of Honolulu, the capital 15

August 16, 2018 4:50 PM Kerala floods in pictures: Photos show horror as death toll rises in flood-ravaged state

Pictures show terrified residents wading through flooded waters, submerged vehicles on a flooded street and panicked residents being evacuated as water levels rise. One shocking image shows a family in the flood-ravaged Indian state of Kerala narrowly escaped death after their pet dog woke them up minutes before a landslide destroyed their home. The five latest 18

June 30, 2018 11:14 PM Renters gain extra powers to stamp out 'revenge evictions' as ministers vow to bring in longer tenancy terms

Action to curb 'revenge evictions' against renters who make complaints about the state of their homes will be unveiled tomorrow. Ministers will vow to introduce longer tenancy terms to give renters more security. The move comes amid concerns that some people do not complain about the standard of their property for fear of their tenancies being cut short 17

June 30, 2018 9:00 AM MP visits school to see university-style learning

A PRIMARY school welcomed their MP to share their progress as part of the Scholars Programme - a prestigious national scheme which gives school pupils an opportunity to experience university-style learning. Pupils from year five and six at Milton Hall Primary School, in Salisbury Avenue, Southend, met with James Duddridge, MP for Rochford and Southend 11

June 29, 2018 8:28 PM School district gets $15.6M to remove mold, asbestos

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - State and local leaders say The School District of Philadelphia will get $15.6 million to remove lead, mold and asbestos at 57 school buildings around the city. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf made the funding announcement Friday. He was joined by Mayor Jim Kenney, Superintendent William Hite and other officials. Pennsylvania will cover 8

June 29, 2018 2:09 AM Gut-busting 5m meals eaten by Vic students

It's often said breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Victorian students are proving the point, with five million at-school morning meals making them hungry to learn. School breakfast program figures, released on Friday, show the Victorian government forked out 569,000kg of food to 500 of the state's most disadvantaged schools last year. The students 9

June 27, 2018 12:45 AM Adios French! Spanish will become the most widely-taught language in Britain within a decade

Spanish will become the most widely-taught language in this country within a decade, the British Council has said. The subject is rapidly growing in popularity in British secondary schools and is set to overtake French as the most-studied language by 2025. This summer, GCSE entries for Spanish rose by 8 per cent to 91,980, while those for French dropped 13