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The Observer view on the new Labour government: a fine start but still a mountain to climb

07 July at 07:30 AM, via The Guardian

The prime minister has reminded the country that politics can be a force for good and change people’s lives

It could not come soon enough. After 14 years, Britain at last has a government motivated by re-energising a sluggish economy rather than channelling lucrative state contracts to wealthy friends. A government keen to close the gap between young people from different backgrounds rather...

Five key workers on how Labour can fix Britain, from the NHS to prisons

06 July at 18:00 PM, via The Guardian

Workers in healthcare, education and justice are battling crumbling systems. They told us what actions they want to see from the new government

Keir Starmer opened his first cabinet meeting on Saturday with the words: “We have a huge amount of work to do.” From the NHS to schools and prisons, the public sector is battling chronic underfunding, staff shortages and record demand for its...

It’s no surprise a Newsweek writer panned Taylor Swift for being single and childless | Arwa Mahdawi

06 July at 15:00 PM, via The Guardian

The broader context of what the magazine has become starts with political activist Josh Hammer running its opinion pages

Poor Taylor Swift. The pop star is a billionaire and one of the most successful people on the planet. She has an army of devoted fans who happily bankrupt themselves to follow her on record-breaking tours around the world. A German city just temporarily renamed itself...

Actor Kevin Bacon on learning selflessness, the secret lives of porn addicts, and what’s it like to be a private tutor for the rich? – podcast

06 July at 06:00 AM, via The Guardian

Hollywood’s great survivor discusses his band, politics, family, embracing change and learning selflessness; as pornography use soars, we meet the men who feel their behaviour is moving from a compulsion to an addiction; and, last week, a job advert emerged for a private tutor to an architecture student with potential earnings of more than £2m. One man who has worked with wealthy families...

Ethiopia: From Garage Menial Work to Entrepreneurship of Brand Luxury Automobile

05 July at 12:13 PM, via AllAfrica

[Ethiopian Herald] The Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) is becoming a fertile ground of innovations, technological inventions and skills development in Ethiopia. The development of the TVET sector and its contribution in the skills development and technology transfer is growing rapidly thanks to the Ethiopian government’s attention devoted to transforming the sector.

Birmingham University censoring student beliefs over Gaza camp evictions, court hears

04 July at 18:58 PM, via The Guardian

University is taking legal action to shut down pro-Palestine encampment on Edgbaston campus

The University of Birmingham is censoring students’ beliefs about Gaza by seeking to shut down a pro-Palestine encampment on its grounds, the high court has heard.

Birmingham is one of several universities taking legal action to try to evict student protesters, with a case brought by the University of...

Girl who died in Wirral school bus crash was wearing seatbelt, inquest hears

04 July at 18:54 PM, via The Guardian

Coroner finds Jessica Baker, 15, died from head injury after driver collapsed at wheel on M53

A teenage girl who died when her school bus crashed on a motorway was one of the few people onboard wearing a seatbelt, an inquest has heard.

Jessica Baker, 15, was dressed for a morning PE class at West Kirby grammar school in Wirral, Merseyside, when the coach crashed on the northbound M53 just after...

Manchester teacher who groomed two boys jailed for six-and-a-half years

04 July at 16:05 PM, via The Guardian

Rebecca Joynes, 30, groomed two pupils from age of 15, with one boy describing aftermath as ‘a very dark time’

A teenage boy has described how he was “coerced, controlled, manipulated, sexually abused, and mentally abused” as the Manchester teacher who victimised him was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison.

Rebecca Joynes, 30, was found guilty of six counts of sexual activity with a...

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