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Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Women feel more betrayed by ‘emotional’ rather than ‘sexual’ infidelity when they catch a cheating partner on Facebook, according to new research.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

The UK has a reputation (rightly or wrongly) for struggling to learn foreign languages. A recent survey showed, for example, that 62% of the population can’t speak any other language apart from English.

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One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

With summer holidays upon us and children bidding farewell to their teachers, a survey has suggested that many parents give expensive gifts as a thank-you to school staff.

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British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

Folklore and fairy tales like Robin Hood, King Arthur and the Loch Ness monster are in danger of dying out - because parents aren’t passing them on to kids, it has emerged.

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Class act...Bringhurst Primary school celebrate their good ofsted rating.
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Bringhurst Primary School’s good year continues with praise from Ofsted inspectors

Pupils and staff at Bringhurst Primary School are celebrating after a recent inspection by Ofsted.

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Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

A mum who claims a fidget spinner proved a “miraculous” help to her son’s ability to learn has hit out at schools choosing to ban the gadgets.

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The top pet hates of parents on the schoolrun

REVEALED: The biggest pet hates of the school run

With school term just restarted, frustrations are already starting to show as parents have revealed their top school run gripes.

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Older mums are better mums says new study

Older mums are better mums says new study

Older women make better mums with their children displaying fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, a new study reveals.

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Farndon Fields Primary School celebrate their Good Ofsted result.
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Farndon Fields is praised again by school inspectors

Farndon Fields Primary School is celebrating after achieving a ‘Good’ status from Ofsted - the second highest rating possible.

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Are you smarter than an 11 year old? Find out by taking the tes

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Children are tucking into lunchboxes containing more than double their daily sugar intake, a study has found.

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Robert Smyth Academy Principal Sue Jones is stepping down after 14 years at the school in leadership roles.

Robert Smyth Academy Principal set to step down by the end of the month

The Principal of Robert Smyth Academy, Sue Jones, is stepping down after 14 years at the school in leadership roles, citing “personal and family reasons”.

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Crowd pleaser...all the students before the 2017 Lock-in at Robert Smyth Academy.
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PHOTOS: Gold medallist at Robert Smyth Academy’s 24- hour sports marathon

Gold medallist Emma Wiggs was in town last week, encouraging local students to raise money for charity.

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English University offering £15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

English University offering £15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

A university is seeking doctoral candidates to undertake a PHD - in CHOCOLATE.

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Robert Smyth Academy hit by shake-up

The shake-up in education in south Leicestershire has led to financial problems at Market Harborough’s Robert Smyth Academy, a report has revealed.

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Champions! Special arrival gives pupils a day they will never forget

Champions! Special arrival gives pupils a day they will never forget

When a special visitor arrives in a heavy weight metal case with its own security guard, you know it is a visitor that these school children will never forget!

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Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

The use of body cameras by front line police and other uniformed enforcement agencies is increasing at an unstoppable rate both in the US and UK.

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Latest school league tables show where you live affects your childs education

Latest school league tables show where you live affects your child’s education

The results are in, and the so-called north-south divide continues to separate children’s educational outcomes by geography – as the recently published secondary schools’ performance data from the Department for Education shows

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