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City centres ‘could become ghost towns’

Image copyright Getty Images City centres are in danger of becoming ghost towns as shopping habits change, a committee of MPs has warned. To combat this, the government should “level the playing field” for High Street retailers by raising taxes on online giants such as Amazon, it said. The MPs also called for lower business […]

US & World

First Vatican summit on child sex abuse

Catholic bishops are meeting to discuss the Roman Catholic church’s response to the sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy for the first time. The Vatican says it wants four days of reflection and discussion with survivors and it is likely to be a defining moment for Pope Francis. The BBC spoke to […]

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LGBT-row teacher in top 10 award

Image caption Andrew Moffat, facing opposition from some parents, has been nominated for an international teaching prize A Birmingham assistant head at the centre of a row over lessons on LGBT rights and homophobia has been named in the top 10 shortlist for a global teaching prize. Parkfield Community School assistant head teacher Andrew Moffat […]