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Fifty and childless

Image caption Nicci and Andrew Fletcher are now in their 50s “What people don’t realise is it’s a form of bereavement. There were days I couldn’t get out of bed. I just couldn’t face the world.” Nicci Fletcher, 50, says she and her husband Andrew felt “real grief” at not having children together and wanted […]

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Magician Dynamo surprises Hampshire youth club

World famous magician Dynamo surprised youngsters at a Hampshire youth club. He kicked off the evening at The King’s Arms in Petersfield with a magic show, before sharing that he was bullied when he was younger. Dynamo told the group he also attended a youth club in Bradford, which gave him the “confidence and social […]

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First-class honours for a quarter of UK graduates

Image copyright PA More than one in four UK students graduated from university with a first-class degree last year, data shows. The official figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that the share of graduates with the highest possible result rose 44% in five years. The statistics may spark fresh debate on whether degrees […]

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Driving away depression

Jarlath McCreanor has had depression for 30 years. He was tired of people talking about the illness in whispers. So he took his little car, made it bright yellow and now drives it around Northern Ireland to get people to open up. At Like Minds we’ve been asking why it can feel difficult to talk […]

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Campus free speech fears 'whipped up', says university boss

Image copyright Parliament TV Image caption There is little evidence that universities are inhibiting free speech argues Prof Tickell Claims that universities are inhibiting free speech are based on misleading evidence “whipped up to create a moral panic”, a university leader has told a Parliamentary committee. Universities thrive on free speech said Sussex University Vice […]

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Pupils' school bags searched for unhealthy food

Image copyright Google Image caption The Charles Dickens School says confiscated food and drink will not be returned to pupils Unhealthy food and drinks will be confiscated from pupils during daily bag checks, a school has announced. The Charles Dickens School in Broadstairs, Kent, said sweets, fizzy drinks and energy drinks would be removed. The […]

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University bosses face curbs under fair-pay rules

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Universities have been under pressure over senior pay University heads will not be allowed to be involved in setting their own salaries, under a new fair-pay code announced in the wake of claims of excessive pay for vice-chancellors. Senior pay would also be expected not to rise more quickly […]