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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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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Pressure grows on ministers over England A-level results ‘mess’

Pressure grows on ministers over England A-level results ‘mess’ 39% of teacher predictions may be downgraded and poorer pupils hit hardest Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Ministers are under immense pressure over the botched handling of English A-level results after Scotland announced a dramatic U-turn and major research showed that high-achieving […]

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Trump escorted from briefing by Secret Service after shooting outside White House – live

Trump escorted from briefing by Secret Service after shooting outside White House – live President abruptly departs briefing after just minutes Mnuchin: ‘If we can get a fair deal, we’ll do it this week’ New data shows huge uptick in infections of children US passes 5m Covid-19 cases Street fridges of free food help Americans […]

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Scientists urge routine Covid testing when English schools reopen

Scientists urge routine Covid testing when English schools reopen Exclusive: experts say staff and pupils should be screened for virus, possibly by group testing Scientists have called for routine Covid testing of teachers and pupils alongside a robust test-and-trace system, amid a debate over how to safely reopen schools in England. On Sunday, the children’s […]

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Lebanese government quits following Beirut port explosion

Lebanese government quits following Beirut port explosion PM Hassan Diab forced to exit, saying ‘corruption is rooted in every part of the state’ Lebanon’s besieged government has fallen, one week after a cataclysmic explosion destroyed Beirut port, with the country’s prime minister, Hassan Diab, claiming the disaster was the result of endemic corruption. Diab announced […]

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Belarus opposition candidate rejects election result after night of protests

Belarus opposition candidate rejects election result after night of protests ‘I will believe my own eyes,’ says Svetlana Tikhanovskaya after commission says Alexander Lukashenko won landslide Share your reaction on the Belarus election result The main opposition candidate in Belarus’s election has rejected the official results that gave President Alexander Lukashenko a landslide victory and […]

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UK coronavirus live: education secretary says Covid-19 unlikely to spread in classrooms

UK coronavirus live: education secretary says Covid-19 unlikely to spread in classrooms Gavin Williamson says plans for school reopening guided by evidence of little transmission Little evidence Covid spreads in schools, says Gavin Williamson Coronavirus UK map: the latest deaths and confirmed Covid cases Lockdown reduces cases of flu, colds and bronchitis in England Global […]

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under new national security law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under new national security law Leading pro-democracy figure detained over alleged foreign collusion as police search Apple Daily offices Hong Kong media tycoon and leading pro-democracy figure, Jimmy Lai, has been arrested for alleged foreign collusion under controversial new national security laws, and the offices of his newspaper […]

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Monday briefing: Hong Kong media tycoon held under new security law

Monday briefing: Hong Kong media tycoon held under new security law Pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai detained and newspaper offices searched … schools reopening under scrutiny … storms threaten to end heatwave Morning everyone. I’m Martin Farrer and these are top stories you need to know about this Monday. Continue reading… Go to Source

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Belarus election: Lukashenko’s claim of landslide victory sparks widespread protests

Belarus election: Lukashenko’s claim of landslide victory sparks widespread protests Riot police deployed in Minsk and about 20 other cities in some of the biggest clashes in the country’s history Opposition candidate comes out of hiding as Belarus votes Clashes broke out in cities across Belarus on Sunday evening as riot police used rubber bullets, […]

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Downing Street plans rape prosecution targets for police and CPS

Downing Street plans rape prosecution targets for police and CPS Exclusive: unusual intervention aims to reverse decline and bring more cases to trial Why are rape case targets being planned in England and Wales? Downing Street is planning a controversial intervention to reverse the record decline in rape prosecutions by imposing targets on police and […]

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