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Courses close thanks to cuts

Tory attacks on education force sixth form colleges to cut science and foreign language courses, a new report has found.

The Sixth Form Colleges Association report found that 72 percent of colleges surveyed had dropped courses. It predicts more will be forced to go.

Private lesson in inequality

Graduates from private schools go straight into better-paid jobs than former state school pupils, according to new research from the Sutton Trust.

Within just three years they are earning £4,500 more on average.

Lord Lanner ordered to attend court

Lord Janner must appear at court in person for a hearing over child sex abuse charges, Westminster Magistrates’ Court ruled last week.

The former Labour peer, who has dementia, denies allegations of abuse in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Private firms target nurses

Private health firms are trying to lure nurses in Scotland into leaving the NHS.

One firm is offering a £500 one-off payment to get people to work in a private Highlands care home. 

The NHS is already in the grip of a staffing crisis—and this will only make it worse. 

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Tue 11 Aug 2015, 18:00 BST
Issue No. 2466
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