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Martyrs’ relic, found in rubbish, returns to Catholic fold

[ad_1] Image copyright Historic Images / Alamy Stock Photo Image caption The martyrdom of St Clement by Bernardino Fungai, about 1500 A drama that spans a continent and 2,000 years, includes the execution of a Pope by drowning and a central London car break-in, culminates at Westminster Cathedral this afternoon. A case, containing a fragment of bone, purporting to belong to St Clement who was ordained by St Peter and
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‘Ditch predicted grades’ from university admissions

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Universities in the UK should stop using predicted grades when people are applying for places, say lecturers and head teachers.A study from the University and College Union says no other developed country uses such a system of forecasts of results for university admissions.The lecturers say most predicted grades turn out to be incorrect.Head teachers have backed calls for a change, saying the current approach is
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London sixth-former plays Pogba’s double

[ad_1] Image caption Efeme Temienor (right) took a selfie with Paul Pogba, as he appeared as the footballer in an advert A sixth-former from south London has been used as a body double for France's World Cup star Paul Pogba.Efeme Temienor had previously been told by his friends and family how much he looked like the footballer.But the resemblance proved to be unexpectedly valuable, with Efeme being paid to stand
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Harvard University ‘discriminates against Asian-Americans’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvard is one of the world's most prestigious universities Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-American applicants, a non-profit group suing the flagship US academic institution has claimed.Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) said Harvard preferred white, black and Hispanic applicants, some less qualified than Asian-American ones.It said Harvard consistently ranked Asian-American applicants lowest on personal traits such as likeability.Harvard denied this, saying admission rates
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Parent apologises to teacher for Facebook abuse

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Maps Image caption Roisin Corr is Head of Music at St. Joseph's Grammar School in Donaghmore A teacher who was the subject of derogatory online comments from a pupil's parent is relieved a libel case has restored her "good name".Caroline Coulter apologised for posting the offensive remarks against Roisin Corr, head of music at St Joseph's Grammar School in Donaghmore, on the school's Facebook page in
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Five generations ‘to reach average income’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Social mobility declined for those born after 1975, the economics think tank says Social mobility is so frozen that it would take five generations for a poorer family in the UK to reach the average income, an OECD report says.The economics think tank says income inequality has widened since the 1990s, with high earners accelerating ahead.Those born before 1975 had much more chance
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Which university courses boost graduates’ wages the most?

[ad_1] Going to university should mean you earn more over your lifetime. But how much difference does the choice of university and subject actually make? The impact these educational decisions have on English students - after taking into account their background and how well they were doing academically before university - has been calculated for the first time by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.So if you know what kind of
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Doubts raised over Universal Credit roll-out

[ad_1] The £1.9bn Universal Credit system may end up costing more to administer than the benefits system it is replacing, according to the National Audit Office.Ministers can never know if it puts the promised 200,000 extra people in work or saves £2.1bn in fraud and error, the public spending watchdog says.It adds some claimants waited eight months for payment amid the switch to UC, which rolls six benefits into one.The
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Don’t be afraid to take phones off teens, says Eton head

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Schools and parents should not be scared to take smartphones and other electronic devices away from teenagers, the headmaster of Eton has said.Simon Henderson, head of the private school since 2015, says it is sometimes appropriate to take devices away.Speaking at a Girls' Day School Trust conference in London, Mr Henderson said Eton now requires its Year 9 boys to hand in their devices at
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‘Easier to take child into care than get support’

[ad_1] A senior judge has said it is easier to obtain a care order to take a child away from their family, than for the family to get support.Sir Andrew McFarlane, the incoming president of the family division, says the family justice system is in crisis. The number of children in care has doubled in the last 20 years, with care applications continuing to rise.The Department for Education said it