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Baghdad University makes global ranking

sponsored advertisement: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Iraq’s universities have been part of its post-war reconstruction Iraq’s biggest university has entered the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the first time. The University of Baghdad, emerging from Iraq’s conflicts, has appeared in the rankings of the top 1,250 research universities around the world. […]

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'I hid my baby from social services in case they took it away'

sponsored advertisement: It’s every mother’s worst nightmare – that someone might take away their baby. That the bond they are gently making will be severed by some act of God or force of circumstance. But for Betty (not her real name) that threat was not just a bad dream, it was real – because of […]

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Labour conference: Jeremy Corbyn pledges more free childcare

sponsored advertisement: Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn is expected to use his conference speech in Liverpool to pledge an expansion of free childcare. Labour has previously said it would offer 30 hours of “genuinely free” childcare to all parents of two, three and four-year-olds in England. Mr Corbyn will say Labour will also offer extra, […]

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Sheffield Fir Vale school fight: Two injured and school closed

sponsored advertisement: Image caption Crowds gathered as the fight erupted More than 15 police vehicles, dog teams and a police helicopter were sent to a secondary school after a fight outside its gates. Two people were hurt and Fir Vale School in Owler Lane, Sheffield, was closed. South Yorkshire Police described it as “reports of […]

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Dentists call for pudding and sweet soft drinks ban in schools

Image copyright PA Puddings should be banned from school meals if the Scottish government wants children to be healthier, say dentists. The Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow wants excess sugar to be cut from school dinners. It said that about a third of children suffer from […]

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Spanish classes for toddlers teach kids languages early

When’s the best time to start learning another language? How about before you’ve even mastered your native tongue? That’s the idea behind this Spanish class in Rutland, where most of the students are still in nappies. The parent-and-child sessions use musical instruments, bubble machines and other props to keep children interested while they learn to […]

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How this t-shirt created by a Bristol mum helps bullied kids

A mum has created T-shirts, that carry positive messages, to help the victims of bullying. Designer Amy Goodall said she struggled with low self-confidence and wanted to do something to help children who have similar feelings. The Bristol mum has even managed to help her neice, Lulah, who herself was bullied at school. Each sale […]

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Universities warned over potentially misleading claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The consumer watchdog says universities need to make sure marketing information is reliable Universities have been warned against making “potentially misleading claims” in their advertising. The Which? consumer group says some universities are claiming high status without any “verifiable” evidence. The Advertising Standards Authority last year told universities they […]

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Imprisoned suffragette letter discovered

Image copyright LSE Library Image caption Annie Kenney (left), holding the placard with Christabel Pankhurst, wrote after becoming the first jailed suffragette A previously unknown letter from the first suffragette to be jailed in the campaign for the vote has been discovered by an Oxford historian. Written the day after Annie Kenney was released from […]

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Periods 'keeping girls out of school'

Some 350,000 girls say they have missed school at some point because of being on their period, research from YouGov suggests. 16-year-old Molly Chadwick, who suffers with endometriosis, told the BBC Victoria Derbyshire Programme “if it is a bad day I just don’t go into school.” Source link

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More fake diploma claims for Spanish university

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The university already faces claims of awarding fraudulent master’s degrees to two Popular Party (PP) politicians. A Spanish university is being investigated for allegedly giving away diplomas to hundreds of Italian nationals. King Juan Carlos University in Madrid reportedly granted law diplomas to around 500 Italians with limited Spanish […]