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We lived in a single mum commune

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption The women navigated single life together, synchronising their weekends off from their children. Janet Hoggart had been a single mother for a year when she first offered her friend and baby her spare room. She told the Victoria Derbyshire programme how a few weeks turned into two years and it evolved into a "mum commune" with three mums and six children."It made really happy
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Stepfathers’ youth a factor in child homicides – study

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Being young, rather than not being related biologically, could be a main factor in telling if a father figure is likely to kill a child, a study says.Research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) claims the relative ages of men involved in these crimes is more significant than a firm family link.The study challenges an assumption that children are more likely to be abused
Education

Quiz: Which kind of teacher would you be?

[ad_1] Most of us remember a teacher who either inspired us to strive for greatness, was the coolest person we knew, or scared us silly.Have you ever wondered what kind of teacher you would be? Now it's your chance to find out!Super Movers aims to get children moving throughout the day with lots of free, easy-to-use video resources and great football-inspired incentives like a visit from the Premier League Trophy.
Education

Should a university teach a killer?

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anders Bering Breivik killed 77 people in a terror attack. Does he still have the right to be be a student? How should a university treat an application from a mass murderer?This was the question facing the University of Oslo, when Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik applied from prison to take its political science degree.In July 2011, Breivik had killed 77 people in
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Cambridge plans to recruit poorer students

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Cambridge University is to open its doors to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who show great potential but have not met the entry grades.Vice-chancellor Prof Toope said it was time to dispel the stereotype of the highly selective university as a "bastion of privilege".Under the plan, some students who have faced "educational challenge" will be asked to join a transition programme.Presently, entry to Cambridge requires at least
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Drug use: Is Sheffield Students’ Union right to offer advice?

[ad_1] Image copyright Lakeman family Image caption Ray Lakeman with Jacques (left), Torin (right) and their mother, Sarah. Jacques and Torin died after taking ecstasy together in 2014 Ray Lakeman is only too aware of the effect of illegal drugs.His two sons Jacques and Torin died after they took ecstasy together four years ago.Now, the dad is advocating a more open approach to tackle the issue of illegal drug use
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The mums taking legal action over council disability cuts

[ad_1] Mums Alicia McColl and Debbie Butler are among four families from Surrey taking legal action over cuts to services for children with disabilities.They fear Surrey County Council's plan to cut £21m from services for disabled children could hit support their children rely on, particularly transport to specialist schools.Local councils have faced cuts in the funding they receive from central government in recent years.The council says its focus is to
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Gay Zimbabwe teacher resigns after death threats

[ad_1] Image copyright Neal Hovelmeier Image caption He wanted to address the issue of homophobia in the school A gay teacher at a top Zimbabwean boys' school has resigned after death threats and pressure from parents. Neal Hovelmeier, deputy head for St John's College's sixth form, came out to his students last week. He was encouraged to do so as a Zimbabwean newspaper was planning on outing Mr Hovelmeier, the