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Norwich vigil remembers stillborn babies

Families of stillborn babies have been remembering them at a candlelit vigil. Organised by Susan Goreham, people gathered outside a lit-up City Hall in Norwich to share their stories. Ms Goreham set up Jessica’s Wish after her daughter was stillborn 12 years ago. Since then she has helped fundraise for charities and Norfolk and Norwich […]

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Arts leaders call for more school funding

Image caption Students presented their findings at the House of Lords The Tate and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) are calling for a premium to fund arts classes in England’s schools. The major arts institutions say league tables and pressures on time and budgets are squeezing out important creative subjects. Six thousand 11 to 18-year-olds […]

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School turns around truancy rate

Image caption The school in Manchester now has one of the best attendance rates in the country How does a school go from having one of the worst truancy records in the country to having one of the best attendance records? “No nonsense and no excuses.” That’s the message that you keep hearing from staff […]

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Australia to stop religious schools rejecting gay students

Image copyright EPAImage caption Prime Minister Scott Morrison clarified his policy on religious schools amid fierce debate Australia’s prime minister has promised to ban religious schools from discriminating against gay students. Scott Morrison said new legislation would “make it clear that no student of a non-state school should be expelled on the basis of their […]

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Take me to your leader! MPs to quiz robot

Image copyright Softbank Robotics A robot is to be questioned by a panel of MPs in what they are claiming is a first for UK democracy (regular viewers of Parliament may beg to differ). Pepper – “a culturally aware” robot – was designed to assist with the care of older people. But next Tuesday she […]

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Teacher banned for claiming extra cash for school trips

Image copyright LinkedinImage caption David Malengela had responsibility for organising overseas trips at St Peter’s School in Huntingdon A languages teacher found to have claimed extra cash from parents for school trips has been banned from the classroom. David Malengela, 41, had responsibility for organising overseas trips at St Peter’s School in Huntingdon. The disciplinary […]