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Automated checkouts 'miserable' for elderly shoppers

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:15:30 GMT

"Intimidating" checkouts and a lack of seating are "shutting out" the elderly from shops, a charity says.

Bigger share of aid budget for education, say MPs

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:01:06 GMT

Education should receive a bigger share of the UK's overseas aid budget, says a report from MPs.

Girls 'better at co-operating on problems'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:08:18 GMT

The OECD has tested how well pupils perform in working together to solve problems.

Overseas student numbers fall in Wales

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:06:34 GMT

Fewer non-EU overseas students studying in Wales is costing the economy £59.8m, a report says.

Review recommends student income of £8,100 a year

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:52:15 GMT

The findings of a major review into what financial support is available for students across Scotland are published.

Childcare website glitch leaves families struggling

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:37:00 GMT

One family is having to rely on using credit cards to put food on the table and make ends meet.

Pupils hijab questioning 'ludicrous'

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:00:16 GMT

Campaigners condemn Ofsted decision to ask girls in primary schools why they wear the headcsarf.

Universal Credit: Christmas fear

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:16:45 GMT

People who work and are paid weekly may miss out in December because of the way it is calculated.

Pregnant at 14: 'I proved myself by getting good GCSEs'

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:05:19 GMT

Alex, now 19, says she has a good life - but would she want the same for her own daughter?

World Hacks: One woman's simple recipe for a happy street

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:02:09 GMT

How one woman championed a way to bring community spirit back to city streets and keep children fit.

Sharing our 70th wedding anniversary with the Queen

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:19:44 GMT

Betty and Jim Wyatt from South Gloucestershire have something in common with royalty.

European memory champion reveals winning trick

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:25:19 GMT

Simon Reinhard mastered the Method of Loci to become a European memory champion.

NZ minister orders probe into 'impossible' maths exam

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:12:51 GMT

Students are reportedly left in tears by tough questions in maths papers.

From $50 in his pocket to $500,000 prize

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:37:06 GMT

University founder in Ghana wins major international education award.

'Free speech can beat extremism'

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:10:34 GMT

A survivor of the attack by Anders Breivik wants to tackle extremism by letting young people talk rather than shutting down debates.

What next for Mexicans returned from US?

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:43:14 GMT

Mexico needs urgent job opportunities for thousands of young returned migrants from the US.

Bi the way

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:44:41 GMT

Cardiff University's vice chancellor explains why he wanted to speak out about his sexuality.

The worst bullies: 'My friends called me Ugly Betty'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:37:49 GMT

Bullying by friends is 'really harmful and teachers should take it more seriously', says a victim.

Eviction threat over complaints about crying baby

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:23:30 GMT

A family renting in London are threatened with eviction after complaints over a crying baby.

Obese and bullied

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:17:51 GMT

British boxer Lawrence Okolie visits his former school as part of anti-bullying week, as he reflects on how he was bullied for his weight, made changes to his lifestyle and overcame confidence issues.

Degrees of value

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:35:19 GMT

Huge numbers of young people are making a big decision about university - and their future income.

Men's refuge

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:00:17 GMT

A man who fled his abusive marriage speaks about how an under-threat refuge helped him.

Sexual harassment

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:02:21 GMT

Sex scandals spanning Hollywood, Parliament and far beyond have exposed a possible gap in UK law.

Fake news

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:10:45 GMT

Universities launch free courses on how to spot fake news for Trump election anniversary.

'Separated from my siblings'

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:06:30 GMT

The Education Committee speaks to children in care as part of its inquiry into fostering.

Modern slums

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:48:07 GMT

Broke Britain: families are being squeezed into one-room flats in potentially dangerous conditions.

How fear puts girls off PE

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 02:38:42 GMT

Girls are half as likely as boys to be physically active - and lack of confidence is to blame.

'Privilege to have a child trust you to share their story'

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 01:31:02 GMT

What's it like being a Childline volunteer?

University admissions

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:04:58 GMT

UCAS and Which? University's tips on how to convince admissions tutors to offer you a place.

Does Cambridge University need to widen a 'whitewashed' reading list?

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:40:47 GMT

Some Cambridge University students don't want to just study books by white authors - but who should be on their reading list?

The children in care left without a school place

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:01:30 GMT

How some youngsters who are taken into care can be left out of the classroom.

'We couldn't get our adopted son to school'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:20:21 GMT

When Evelyn and Tony adopted Ryan at the age of seven, his special needs were not immediately apparent.

Transgender girl says it was change sex or die

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:18:49 GMT

Ellen - one of the first primary school children to transition in the UK - lets readers into her inner world.

I was an idiot, says excluded boy looking back

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:08:47 GMT

With 35 pupils being excluded every day, Ben tells how he went from an ugly statistic to reformed character.

Girls go along with sex acts, says teacher

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:10:25 GMT

One young secondary school teacher is shocked by the stories she hears.

'I didn't say no, but I regret that'

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:21:09 GMT

A 24-year-old teacher's account of teenage sexual activity prompts many to share their concerns.

Talking to children about sex and relationships

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:02:03 GMT

Social media and the ease of access to explicit material on the web means the tricky topic of sex is even more of a minefield for parents.