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German Headteacher 'Forced Pupils To Strip Naked' After Theft

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2016 | (17:36)

An investigation has been launched by prosecutors after a German headteacher was accused of forcing two pupils to strip naked.

The unnamed teacher from Kamp-Lintfort high school in the district of Kleve is said to have suspected two students from a neighbouring school of theft.


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Here's How To Survive Exam Revision, According To Celebrities

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2016 | (11:30)

The last thing you want to be thinking about is revising for your upcoming exams.

But if you think you're alone with feelings of stress, panic and last-minute...

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BBC Question Time: Young Man In Hull Busts Turkey EU Membership 'Threat'

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2016 | (08:53)

A young man embarrassed a conservative blogger during BBC Question Time on Thursday, after she claimed Britain was threatened by Turkey becoming a member of the European Union.


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School Pupils Told They Can't Wear One Direction-Style Skinny Jeans

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2016 | (17:16)

Boys at a Catholic school have been banned from wearing skinny jeans, made popular by mega-famous pop groups One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer.

Pupils at St Peter's High School in Gloucester have been given until the beginning of the next school year to smarten up,...

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BBC Diversity Targets See Introduction Of 'Name And University Blind' Applications

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2016 | (15:06)

The BBC says it will introduce "name and university blind" applications for many of its roles in an effort to increase diversity.

The broadcaster will also ask candidates about their socio-economic backgrounds, whether they were entitled to free school meals, and if their parents attended

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Thousands Are Sharing This *Very* Millennial, And Totally Fake, Dissertation Title

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2016 | (13:19)

In the ever enlightened world of academia, students are encouraged to think outside of the box and pursue original research.

So when an image of a somewhat surprising dissertation title page from Nottingham Trent University was shared online, it promptly went viral for very obvious reasons.

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Salisbury University Investigation Identifies Suspects In Racist Graffiti Case

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2016 | (10:51)

WARNING: The graffiti, pictured below, contains a racial slur

Racist graffiti that proclaimed "white power" on the walls of an American university's library was written by black students, the university has said.

Earlier this month a message found on a whiteboard at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland showed...

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Child Mental Health Services 'Turning Away Vulnerable Young Adults'

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2016 | (09:02)

Vulnerable young people in care are being turned away from mental health services in a situation described as "disgusting" by experts.

An inquiry by the Commons Education Committee found a "significant number" of mental health services are turning away vulnerable young people, including foster children, because they...

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Luton Rabia Girls' And Boys' School Criticised By Ofsted For Segregation

(0) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (15:09)

An independent Islamic faith school previously criticised for failing to "promote British values" has been found to segregate male and female staff during training sessions.

Rabia Girls' and Boys' school in Luton, Bedfordshire, does not reflect the "spiritual, moral, social and cultural standard" expected, the schools watchdog

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University Students In England Face Higher Debts Than American Graduates

(0) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (15:08)

Students in England are facing the highest graduate debts in the English speaking world, new research has revealed.

Reforms to tuition fees and maintenance grants in England means graduates will owe more than their American counterparts, the Sutton Trust found. 

They will owe...

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Lara Casalotti Finds Stem Cell Donor After Huge Global #Match4Lara Appeal

(0) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (13:52)

A matching stem cell donor has been found for the 24-year-old London student whose fight with blood cancer inspired more than 20,000 people to register to donate in just under a month.

Lara Casalotti shared her good news in a video, above, saying: "I'm very excited...

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'Teen' Basketball Player, Jonathan Nicola, Says He Didn't Know He Was 29

(0) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (11:19)

An immigration sting in Canada has uncovered a man posing as a 17-year-old high school basketball player - despite him being nearly 30 years old.

Jonathan Elia Nicola, who entered the country from South Sudan on a student visa, told authorities he didn't know his real age.

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#VentYourRent Campaign Casts Light On London Housing Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (08:19)

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NUS President-Elect, Malia Bouattia, Rails Against 'Total Lies, Abuse And Threats' Since Election

(0) Comments | Posted 26 April 2016 | (20:41)

Malia Bouattia, the embattled president-elect of the National Union of Students, has said the week since her election has been “difficult” after she was portrayed as a “national threat”.

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Young Gay And Bisexual Men More Likely To Attempt Suicide Than Others, Study Suggests

(0) Comments | Posted 26 April 2016 | (19:23)

Gay and bisexual men under the age of 26 are six times more likely to attempt suicide or self-harm compared to those aged over 45, a study has found.

Using data from a huge survey by Stonewall, researchers found depression, anxiety and even attempted suicide and...

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Schoolgirl, 14, Charged With Attempted Murder After Hampshire School Stabbing

(0) Comments | Posted 26 April 2016 | (14:51)

A 14-year-old schoolgirl has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a classmate in the chest.

The incident, which occured on Monday at Petersfield School, Petersfield, Hampshire, left an unnamed 15-year-old girl requiring hospital treatment.

Police were called to the scene shortly after 9.30 am on Monday morning, just...

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Watch This Young Woman Eat A Burrito As Long As Her Arm

(0) Comments | Posted 26 April 2016 | (14:06)

Meet 22-year-old food fiend Kate Ovens.

Wearing a sombrero and a winning smile, she has become the first woman ever to conqur a Newcastle restaurant's Belly Busting Burrito competition.

In just eight minutes, 12 seconds, Ovens devoured a specially created wrap the size of her arm.

Capturing the feat for YouTube, Ovens continues her commentary whilst chomping down. 

“I don’t know why I don’t have burritos more often,” she says.

Her picture will now adorn the restaurant's hall of fame.

Wey aye,...

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Forget Party Politics, It's Issues Like This Motivating London's Young Voters

(0) Comments | Posted 26 April 2016 | (09:33)

Young Londoners support censoring images of unhealthily thin models on the capital's transport network, an innovative poll of opinion ahead of the upcoming Mayoral race has found.

Thousands of 18 to 24-year-olds have been using a new app from democracy campaigners Bite The Ballot which aims to...

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Gojimo Founder, George Burgess, On Developing The GCSE, A-Level Revision App That's Helping Thousands

(0) Comments | Posted 25 April 2016 | (16:58)

It was during an A-level geography lesson that George Burgess saw his opportunity.

With his teacher's attention focussed elsewhere, the then 17-year-old began sketching out a quiz for GCSE students.

"It was almost by mistake," he recalls of the moment his tutor spotted him working on...

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Student Caught Drink-Driving At 123mph Has Jail Sentence Delayed To Sit His Exams

(0) Comments | Posted 25 April 2016 | (15:50)

A student caught drink-driving at 123mph won't go to prison until he's finished his university exams.

Ravi Semic, 20, has had his three-month jail sentence delayed for 37 days so he can take his qualifications.

The second-year undergraduate was caught driving a brand-new BMW at breakneck speed on...

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