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Issue No. 2437

How academies stash our cash

Academy schools in England are hoarding nearly £2.5 billion in cash reserves. 

The 4,400 academies have more money than the 18,700 state-run schools put together.

The average balance of each academy bank account is £586,000—nearly five times more than the average state-run school.


Sun scraps its hated page 3

The Sun newspaper has finally announced it will scrap the soft porn on its hated page 3. 

The news follows a long-running campaign against the sexist feature.

But it will keep the page 3 images on its website.


Low-skilled jobs on the rise

The number of “low-skilled” jobs has grown faster in Britain than in many other European countries according to new research.

The Oxford university study looked at jobs between 1996 and 2008.


No prosecution over Grainger

The chief constable of Greater Manchester Police will not be prosecuted after one of his officers shot dead Anthony Grainger in 2012.

The trial against Sir Peter Fahy collapsed after the Crown Prosecution Service refused to allow secret police evidence to be heard in open court. Anthony’s family will press for a public inquiry.


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Tue 20 Jan 2015, 17:29 GMT
Issue No. 2437
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