Arts leaders call for more school funding

Image caption Students presented their findings at the House of Lords The Tate and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) are calling for a premium to fund arts classes in England’s schools. The major London arts institutions say league tables and pressures on time and budgets are squeezing out important creative subjects. Six thousand 11 to […]

UK News

Hostility to men and the elderly could become hate crimes

Image copyright PA Hate crimes are offences motivated by prejudice against someone’s disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity. But should other so-called “protected characteristics” be included as well? Last month, it was announced that a review by the Law Commission would look at whether offences driven by misogyny – dislike, contempt or ingrained […]

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Royal tour: First glimpse of Meghan’s baby bump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe couple were given a toy kangaroo, complete with joey, and little Ugg boots The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have begun their first overseas tour as news of Meghan’s pregnancy made headlines across the globe. The royal couple arrived in Sydney and were given the first […]

US & World

US mid-term elections: You choose what happens

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHang on, what ARE the US ‘mid-terms’? On 6 November, American voters get to decide the direction of their country once more in the mid-term elections. There are local races, and 36 states will choose their governors. But the key races are for members of both houses […]

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How New Zealand is trying to take on child poverty

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It’s home to glaciers, national parks and vineyards, but there’s also a darker side to New Zealand It’s a mountainous wonderland decorated with ancient glaciers, breathtaking national parks and sumptuous vineyards, but behind its glossy image New Zealand is failing many of its children. Rates of disadvantage have stayed […]