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Glitter banned by Dorset children’s nursery chain

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGroup manager Harriet Pacey said their nurseries already avoid a lot of single-use items Glitter has been banned by a chain of children’s nurseries because of the “terrible damage” it does to the environment. The art material is washed into the water …

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Eviction threat over complaints about crying baby

Image caption The Wurth family were told they might be evicted because their baby was crying A family renting in London have been threatened with eviction after complaints that their baby was crying. They were warned by the management firm that if the noise went on they could be given …

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The worst bullies: ‘My friends called me Ugly Betty’

“Looking back, I think they were using me to make themselves feel better.” Kiri Joliffe, now 19, suffered years of bullying at school from a group of girls she called friends. “One minute they liked you, the next they didn’t.” But when she complained, her teachers wouldn’t take her seriously. …

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Degrees of value

Image copyright Getty Images   Hundreds of thousands of young people are in the process of applying to university, in time for a 2018 start. Their choices can make a huge difference to future earnings. For most university graduates, having a degree pays. Over the course of a lifetime, estimates …

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School in Theresa May’s constituency seeks £1 for pens

Image copyright Google  Image caption Robert Piggott school would like voluntary donations amounting to £190 per family per year A primary school in Prime Minister Theresa May’s constituency has asked parents for a £1 daily donation to help pay for stationery and books. Robert Piggott CofE School in Wargrave, Berkshire, …

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The families living in modern day slums

Image copyright Other  Image caption No room to play… Emadlina and her three children lived in this room Poor children are being crammed into slum-land bedsits, some of which are so risky that some families end up being referred to social services for help, charities say. Whole families are living …

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‘Free speech can beat extremism’

Image copyright One Young World  Image caption Bjorn Ihler survived an attack and now wants to tackle extremist ideas Bjorn Ihler read Anders Breivik’s book only a week after jumping into lake Tyrifjorden in Norway to escape the terrorist’s bullets. Bjorn was one of the survivors on Utoya island where …

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