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Issue No. 2478

Iraq war report due in summer

The date for the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war was finally announced on Thursday of last week.

The two million word report, begun in November 2009, is due to be made public by June or July 2016.

Baseline tests face review

Tory education secretary Nicky Morgan has unveiled plans for yet tougher tests for primary school children.

Morgan claimed she would “review” the testing regime. But her speech made her commitment to testing clear.

Kevin Courtney of the teachers’ NUT union said the government was “turning schools into exam factories”.

It’s a bad time to be young

Young people face their worst economic prospects in several generations, according to a new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

It also said people under 34 had seen their lives get worse for the past five years.

Care homes in new danger

Britain’s biggest care home chain Four Seasons Health Care risks running out of cash next year, ratings agency S&P has said.

The operator has more than 22,000 beds across 470 care homes.

This comes after warnings that council budget cuts to social care could lead to half of care homes closing.

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