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Cheap breaks no excuse for absence
NAHT general secretary Russell Hobby says cheap holidays is not a good enough reason to take a child out of school

Cheap breaks no excuse for absence

Cheaper holidays "don't fit the bill" as a reason for taking children out of school, the leader of the headteachers' union has said, announcing new guidance on absences.

World news

Ukrainian voters head to the polls

Ukrainian voters head to the polls

Ukrainian voters are heading to the polls to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted president Viktor Yanukovych.

Sport news

Jose expects big things from Blues

Jose expects big things from Blues

Jose Mourinho believes his Premier League leaders have the potential to be even better than the vintage Chelsea of his first spell, but warned his players they have won nothing yet.

Business news

Profit warnings reach six-year high

Profit warnings reach six-year high

Profit warnings by UK-listed firms have risen to their highest summer level in six years as more businesses are squeezed by competitive price pressures.

Technology news

Dark Souls II named game of year

Dark Souls II named game of year

Role-playing game Dark Souls II has been crowned game of the year at the Golden Joystick awards in London, holding off competition from the likes of Metal Gear Solid V to scoop the top prize, which was voted for by the public.

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Mills favourite to leave Strictly

Mills favourite to leave Strictly

Scott Mills was told he could be the "love child" of Ann Widdecombe and John Sergeant - and is the favourite to be the next dancer booted off Strictly Come Dancing.

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