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London sixth-former plays Pogba's double

Image caption Efeme Temienor (right) took a selfie with Paul Pogba, as he appeared as the footballer in an advert A sixth-former from south London has been used as a body double for France’s World Cup star Paul Pogba. Efeme Temienor had previously been told by his friends and family how much he looked like […]

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Parent apologises to teacher for Facebook abuse

Image copyright Google Maps Image caption Roisin Corr is Head of Music at St. Joseph’s Grammar School in Donaghmore A teacher who was the subject of derogatory online comments from a pupil’s parent is relieved a libel case has restored her “good name”. Caroline Coulter apologised for posting the offensive remarks against Roisin Corr, head […]

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Five generations 'to reach average income'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Social mobility declined for those born after 1975, the economics think tank says Social mobility is so frozen that it would take five generations for a poorer family in the UK to reach the average income, an OECD report says. The economics think tank says income inequality has widened […]

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Degree pay premium

Going to university should mean you earn more over your lifetime. But how much difference does the choice of university and subject actually make? The impact these educational decisions have on English students – after taking into account their background and how well they were doing academically before university – has been calculated for the […]

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Doubts raised over Universal Credit roll-out

The £1.9bn Universal Credit system may end up costing more to administer than the benefits system it is replacing, according to the National Audit Office. Ministers can never know if it puts the promised 200,000 extra people in work or saves £2.1bn in fraud and error, the public spending watchdog says. It adds some claimants […]

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Don't be afraid to take phones off teens, says Eton head

Image copyright Getty Images Schools and parents should not be scared to take smartphones and other electronic devices away from teenagers, the headmaster of Eton has said. Simon Henderson, head of the private school since 2015, says it is sometimes appropriate to take devices away. Speaking at a Girls’ Day School Trust conference in London, […]

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Half children's services money 'spent on 73,000 in care'

Image copyright Getty Images Half of England’s £8.6bn children’s services budget is being spent on just 73,000 of the most serious cases – those in care, analysis reveals. The rest of the money is spent on the remaining 11.7 million children, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The children’s commissioner said help reached many children […]

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Modern students 'prefer work to drugs'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Drug use is rejected by a clean-living generation of students Students are more likely to want universities to take a tougher line against drugs on campus, rather than a more liberal response, say researchers. The study – from the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) and the University of Buckingham […]

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Stephen Hawking fellowships set up for 50 students

Image copyright André Pattenden Image caption Fellowships have been created to honour the memory of Professor Stephen Hawking Up to 50 “exceptional” students are to be given financial support in the form of fellowships set up to honour Professor Stephen Hawking. The renowned physicist died in March, at the age of 76, after a long […]

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Police detective entry system targets graduates

Image caption Idris Elba plays Detective Chief Inspector John Luther in the BBC series Graduates can become detectives “in a matter of months” with the help of a new fast-track training programme. The 12-week scheme is being developed in response to a severe shortage of police investigators. Ministers have set aside £350,000 for the new […]