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Oxbridge uncovered: More elitist than we thought

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:15:28 GMT

The extent to which the Home Counties professional classes dominate Oxbridge admissions is revealed.

10 fines at the dentist... that weren't fine

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:11:12 GMT

Getting a £100 fine at the dentist is distressing, particularly if it is believed to be in error, say patients.

Wales school cash reserves drop 'should ring alarm bells'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:53:46 GMT

New figures suggest schools are using cash reserves to "plug" funding shortfalls, a union warns.

Grammar school A-level row head suspended

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:58:38 GMT

The head of a school where some pupils were stopped from taking A-levels, is suspended.

'He hid in a cupboard - we just couldn't get him 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.

Cambridge Uni students get Shakespeare trigger warnings

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:22:01 GMT

Cambridge University students are given "trigger alerts" that they might be upset by some text.

'Go to the dentist and get fined £100'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:22:04 GMT

Dentists warn that thousands of vulnerable people are wrongly being fined over dental treatment.

'I found a job I love through battling depression'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:08:46 GMT

Catherine says becoming ill at university inspired a career in mental health social work.

Woodwork skills shortage prompts recruitment campaign

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:03:58 GMT

The British Woodworking Federation warns the lack of skilled joiners is stifling business growth.

Nine foster families to football pro

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:47:37 GMT

The heart warming story of a boy brought up in a home and the woman who cared for him.

Making waves: the urban schoolboy sailors

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 23:14:57 GMT

This summer they competed in the world's largest offshore race.

'I married my train crush'

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:10:58 GMT

These commuters tied the knot after sharing the same carriage every day for nearly a year.

From torture victim to human rights student

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:46:33 GMT

A student who faced torture and imprisonment in Syria's civil war is starting her life again at a university in Canada

10 toughest places for girls to go to school

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:08:41 GMT

The countries where most girls don't even get to start primary school.

Deal nears for under-threat Hungary university

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:49:27 GMT

A university in Hungary under threat of being shut down says a US-brokered deal is approaching.

'I felt so low, I couldn't see a way out'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:31:30 GMT

A record number of children seek help from Childline over suicidal thoughts and feelings.

Xmas rations

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:41:21 GMT

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's children will only get one gift from grandparents this Christmas. Should we follow suit?

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.

Sent home

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:35:30 GMT

After Mohammed was excluded for bad behaviour, he was home-schooled - but it didn't work out.

Who's that girl?

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 05:20:43 GMT

Lauren Stocks, 16, on public speaking, trolls and her political ambitions for the future.

Studying with Anorexia

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:25:45 GMT

Every time Maya eats, she has to run off the calories - she's been ill for two years, but now she wants to go to university.

Free speech

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:19:05 GMT

Free speech has become a university battleground. But what does the right to free expression really mean?

Textbook revolution

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:17:35 GMT

New Turkish school textbooks omit evolution but include the idea of "jihad" - provoking a row.