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‘Unstable’ workforce risks negative impact on pre-school education – report

‘Unstable’ workforce risks negative impact on pre-school education – report

Pre-school will become more vital for child development amid Covid-19 and yet instability among staff is likely to worsen, report suggests.

Mixed response from pupils as some bemoan downgraded exam results

Mixed response from pupils as some bemoan downgraded exam results

The Scottish Qualifications Authority downgraded some submitted results despite no exams taking place and pass rates rising at every level.

Sisters sentenced over £50,000 till receipts fraud

Sisters sentenced over £50,000 till receipts fraud

The court heard between October 2019 and May this year they made 135 transactions.

Virgin Atlantic could ‘run out of money’ by end of September

Virgin Atlantic could ‘run out of money’ by end of September

It is projected that the airline’s cash flow would drop to ‘critical levels’ by the middle of next month without an injection of cash.

Scratchcard winners trade world tour for UK campervan trips due to lockdown

Scratchcard winners trade world tour for UK campervan trips due to lockdown

The Hancocks had been planning to take their 13-year-old son to the Tokyo Olympics.

Biden and Pompeo pay tribute to John Hume

Biden and Pompeo pay tribute to John Hume

The former SDLP leader died on Monday.

Amazon gets thumbs up to buy stake in Deliveroo

Amazon gets thumbs up to buy stake in Deliveroo

The CMA said that the deal was unlikely to ‘substantially lessen’ competition.

UK excess deaths during Covid-19 outbreak down by 1,500

UK excess deaths during Covid-19 outbreak down by 1,500

Weekly registered deaths are now below average in many parts of the country.

Brussels dismisses calls for Brexit deal to be rewritten

Brussels dismisses calls for Brexit deal to be rewritten

Brexiteers have warned that the Withdrawal Agreement could leave the UK on the hook for £160bn of unpaid loans.

Fourth man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of NHS worker

Fourth man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of NHS worker

A fundraising page has received more than £55,000 in donations since the incident.

Emergency services at scene of light plane crash in East Sussex

Emergency services at scene of light plane crash in East Sussex

Police and ambulance services are currently at the scene.

Covid-19 messaging may have led to rise in heart attack deaths, study suggests

Covid-19 messaging may have led to rise in heart attack deaths, study suggests

Government ‘stay at home’ messaging may have led to people putting off seeking care, scientists claimed.

Huawei ban won’t damage UK tech industry, say IT experts

Huawei ban won’t damage UK tech industry, say IT experts

A survey of industry professionals found the majority do not believe the UK will be adversely affected by the Huawei 5G ban.

Dixons Carphone to axe 800 jobs in store management shake-up

Dixons Carphone to axe 800 jobs in store management shake-up

The company said the overhaul will see it create a ‘flatter management structure’.

Government to be given performance ratings on key health policies

Government to be given performance ratings on key health policies

An independent expert panel led by Professor Dame Jane Dacre will grade the performance of ministers in meeting their commitments.

Failings on border restrictions saw coronavirus spread faster in the UK – report

Failings on border restrictions saw coronavirus spread faster in the UK – report

The Commons Home Affairs Committee hit out at Government decisions.

Man jailed over hoax bomb outside polling station on election day

Man jailed over hoax bomb outside polling station on election day

Peter Conoboy was sentenced for placing the device in the foyer of the tower block where he lived in Motherwell last December.

Warning over taking dip in Thames as poll shows most think it is safe

Warning over taking dip in Thames as poll shows most think it is safe

Love Island’s Wes Nelson and Tideway, the company building a ‘super sewer’ under London, have warned of sewage pollution in the capital’s river.

Almost 125,000 Scottish school exam results downgraded – but pass rates rise

Almost 125,000 Scottish school exam results downgraded – but pass rates rise

Pupils across the country have been receiving their results on Tuesday morning.

BP to cut oil and gas production by 40% as it sets out road to net zero

BP to cut oil and gas production by 40% as it sets out road to net zero

New boss Bernard Looney has set his sights on transforming BP into a greener company

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