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Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Image copyright wildpixel Targets are to be set to reduce calories in pizzas, burgers and ready meals as part of the government’s drive to tackle child obesity in England. Health officials believe the move is needed as people are consuming 200 to 300 calories too many each day. It could see the size of products […]

Boys help to raise A-level grades

Boys help to raise A-level grades

Image copyright PA Image caption Boys results have overtaken girls in top grades in this year’s A-levels Top A-level grades have increased for the first time in six years, as teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland get their results. A* and A grades were awarded to 26.3% of entries – up by 0.5 percentage […]

Learndirect rated ‘inadequate’ in Ofsted report

Learndirect rated ‘inadequate’ in Ofsted report

Image copyright Getty Images Training company Learndirect has been branded by Ofsted as “inadequate” – the worst rating the watchdog can give. Inspectors found not enough learners achieved the skills and qualifications to progress in work and education. It also found teaching performance was not managed well by the firm, which has more than 70,000 […]

Sajid Javid calls for child abuse debate after Sarah Champion exit

Sajid Javid calls for child abuse debate after Sarah Champion exit

Image copyright PA Cabinet minister Sajid Javid has urged an “honest open debate” about child abuse after a Labour front bencher quit over an article on the issue. Sarah Champion faced a backlash after writing in The Sun that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls”. She quit her […]

Top A-level grades edge upwards

Top A-level grades edge upwards

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of thousands of pupils are finding out about A-level results and university places The proportion of top A-level grades has risen this year, as teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland find out their results. A* and A grades were awarded to 26.3% of entries – up by […]

Brexit: UK looks to keep visa-free travel from EU

Brexit: UK looks to keep visa-free travel from EU

Image copyright Reuters The government plans to keep visa-free travel to the UK for EU visitors after Brexit, the BBC understands. But if visitors from EU countries wanted to work, study or settle in the UK they would have to apply for permission under the proposals. EU citizens are currently free to live and work […]

Firefighters tackle huge warehouse blaze in Glasgow

Firefighters tackle huge warehouse blaze in Glasgow

Media captionFirefighters tackle huge warehouse blaze in Glasgow Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at a warehouse in Glasgow. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) were called to the scene at Blochairn Fruit Market in the north east of the city at 03:44. Some local residents have reported hearing explosions. All workers on the […]

Britons joining Kurds to fight IS ‘pose security risk’ to UK

Britons joining Kurds to fight IS ‘pose security risk’ to UK

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Erik Scurfield was the first British man to be killed fighting against IS with the Kurds British volunteers fighting against so-called Islamic State in Syria pose a domestic security threat to the UK, a think tank has claimed. Since 2014, hundreds of people from Western countries, including the UK, […]

Football boss accused of ‘racial’ comments

Football boss accused of ‘racial’ comments

Mark Sampson led England to the semi-finals of the European Championships in the Netherlands this summer An England player was left “shocked” after being the subject of alleged ‘racial’ remarks made by women’s national team head coach Mark Sampson, it has been claimed. Sampson is accused of saying – in 2015 – that the unnamed […]

Teenagers to find out A-level results

Teenagers to find out A-level results

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of thousands of pupils will find out about A-level results and university places The long wait for A-level results is almost over for teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A drop in applications for university this year is expected to mean a “buyer’s market” with more options […]

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