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Former girls’ school in London to reopen as pioneering youth hub

08 July at 20:42 PM, via The Guardian

Oasis St Martin’s Village will offer mentoring and other help for at-risk young people and is intended to be first of many

One of the UK’s first girls’ schools is to reopen in September as the first of a series of youth hubs for young people at risk of falling out of education and into crime.

St Martin-in-the-Fields high school for girls in Tulse Hill, south London, will be reinvented as Oasis...

Rachel Reeves says new government has inherited ‘worst set of circumstances since second world war’ – UK politics live

08 July at 19:14 PM, via The Guardian

New chancellor says she will make statement to MPs before summer recess about financial situation as she says UK economy has been ‘held back’

Rachel Reeves has finished the speech, in which she confirmed a range of measures to speed up planning. I will post a full summary shortly.

She is now taking questions.

I have repeatedly warned that whoever won the general election would inherit the worst...

Inept managers have left universities at crisis point | Letters

08 July at 18:04 PM, via The Guardian

Prof Helen Smith, David Rennie and Prof John Denham on the dire state of university funding

William Davies’ article on the plight of universities struck a chord (How the Tories pushed universities to the brink of disaster, 2 July). But he underplays how culpable the last decade of university managers have been, and how damaging and dated their response is now.

Universities and their staff face...

Students under near constant surveillance at Exclusive Brethren-linked schools, insiders claim

08 July at 17:00 PM, via The Guardian

School laptops are allegedly monitored by a roster of church members, with parents sent summaries of their child’s internet use

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Students at a network of private schools set up by the Exclusive Brethren sect are subject to near constant surveillance,...

Mauritius: Master’s Course in Field Epidemiology Training Launched

08 July at 12:25 PM, via AllAfrica

[Government of Mauritius] A Master’s Course in Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP) One Health aiming at strengthening health systems capacity in surveillance and response to outbreaks and epidemics was launched on, 05 July 2024, during a ceremony held at the seat of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) in Ebène.

My home town: how Chesterfield changed under Conservative rule

07 July at 14:33 PM, via The Guardian

As Labour takes power for the first time in 14 years, Sunjeev Sahota describes the ‘betrayed, emptied’ Derbyshire town

As Labour takes power for the first time in 14 years, the Guardian asked three writers to describe how their home towns had changed under Conservative rule – and the challenges now facing Keir Starmer. Today, Sunjeev Sahota describes what has happened to Chesterfield.

I grew up...

Gaza protest camps at UK universities wind down amid legal action

07 July at 13:55 PM, via The Guardian

Of 36 encampments at end of May, around a dozen are still active, as protesters fight to stay

The student encampments that sprung up at UK campuses, in protest at the war in Gaza, are fading over the summer in the face of hostile university administrators and the waning of numbers and enthusiasm.

Of the 36 encampments in England, Wales and Scotland at the end of May, around a dozen are still...

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