Ministers bid to quell revolt over England A-levels by allowing mock exam results

Ministers bid to quell revolt over England A-levels by allowing mock exam results Gavin Williamson announces that pupils may use mock results if unhappy with grades Ministers made an 11th-hour bid to stave off a revolt over the handling of exam results on Tuesday night, granting pupils in England the right to use mock exam […]

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Kamala Harris named as Joe Biden’s running mate – live VP pick updates

Kamala Harris named as Joe Biden’s running mate – live VP pick updates Full story: Biden picks Harris as his running mate in historic first Biden: California senator is a ‘fearless fighter for the little guy’ Trump says ‘China will own the US’ if he loses President says empty seats at a rally won’t ‘look […]

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BBC and Sky accused of ‘voyeurism’ in coverage of migrant boats

BBC and Sky accused of ‘voyeurism’ in coverage of migrant boats Live footage of people crossing Channel to UK is like ‘grotesque reality TV’, says MP Britain’s television news broadcasters have been criticised by opposition MPs and campaigners over their coverage of migrants crossing the Channel, with claims that some of their reports dehumanise those […]

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New police footage shows first complete view of George Floyd’s death | New York Post

Disturbing new police bodycam video captures the final 17 minutes of George Floyd’s life, providing the most complete account yet of his arrest and death at the hands of Minneapolis police. The uncensored footage, which runs just over 30 minutes, is the first start-to-finish view of the May 25 incident that sparked worldwide outrage. #GeorgeFloyd […]

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Over 100,000 Scottish exam grades to be reinstated after row

Over 100,000 Scottish exam grades to be reinstated after row John Swinney to face no-confidence vote after being forced to make U-turn on results Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Scotland’s education secretary is facing a no-confidence vote in parliament after being forced to reinstate more than 120,000 Scottish exam grades following […]

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Stephen Lawrence’s father seeks to overturn decision to end active murder hunt

Stephen Lawrence’s father seeks to overturn decision to end active murder hunt Met police chief announces there are no further lines of inquiry into murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993 The father of Stephen Lawrence will attempt to overturn a decision by Scotland Yard to end the active hunt for his son’s murderers, saying it […]

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Covid live news: New Zealand reports first new cases in community; Russia approves vaccine

Covid live news: New Zealand reports first new cases in community; Russia approves vaccine Coronavirus updates: New Zealand records first new local cases in 102 days; deaths likely to pass 750,000 this week, says WHO Russia approves coronavirus vaccine despite testing safety concerns Global cases pass 20m as WHO points to ‘green shoots of hope’ […]

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Dover MP refuses to back fellow Tories’ ‘invading migrants’ rhetoric

Dover MP refuses to back fellow Tories’ ‘invading migrants’ rhetoric Natalie Elphicke distances herself from letter to home secretary about Channel crossings The Conservative MP for Dover has distanced herself from rhetoric used by fellow Tories in a letter to the home secretary, in which they referred to “invading migrants” amid an increasingly fraught debate […]

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Debenhams ready to cut 2,500 jobs in new blow to high street

Debenhams ready to cut 2,500 jobs in new blow to high street Beleaguered retailer says trading remains slow after reopening 124 stores Debenhams is to cut a further 2,500 jobs in its department stores in the latest blow to hit the high street. The beleaguered retailer is reducing the number of shop assistants in its […]

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Belarus opposition candidate in Lithuania after second night of protests

Belarus opposition candidate in Lithuania after second night of protests Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s low score in official election results has prompted two nights of unprecedented protest action Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the main opposition candidate in Sunday’s disputed elections in Belarus, has left the country as clashes between heavily armed police and demonstrators escalated during a second night […]

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Race equality chief faces legal challenge over appointment

Race equality chief faces legal challenge over appointment Exclusive: anti-racism group cites Tony Sewell’s attempt to downplay institutional racism as grounds for dispute The academic chosen to lead the prime minister’s new racial equality commission, despite having cast doubt on the effects of institutional racism and making homophobic comments in the past, is facing a […]

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