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Cheap breaks no excuse for absence

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.

WW1 coverage 'uniting Britain'

WW1 coverage 'uniting Britain'

The commemoration of the First World War has increased the public's knowledge of the conflict and brought people in Britain together, according to research.

'Record number' in low-paid jobs

'Record number' in low-paid jobs

A record five million workers are now in low-paid jobs, according to a new report, sparking calls for Government action to help tackle the problem.

Lamont quits as role 'questioned'

Lamont quits as role 'questioned'

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has said that her resignation as leader comes after senior members of the party "questioned" her role in a new phase for the organisation.

Merkel blow to PM's border reforms

Merkel blow to PM's border reforms

David Cameron's hopes of clawing back control over Britain's borders from the EU have suffered a blow after Angela Merkel spelled out her opposition to fundamental change.
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Fourth Portsmouth jihadist 'killed'

Fourth Portsmouth jihadist 'killed'

A fourth jihadist fighter from the same UK city has been killed in Syria, it was reported today.
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Cream guitarist Jack Bruce dies

Cream guitarist Jack Bruce dies

Jack Bruce, the composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, died today of liver disease, aged 71.
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HS2: Phase two plans to be outlined

HS2: Phase two plans to be outlined

The city of Stoke-on-Trent is expected to miss out when the head of the £50 billion HS2 project outlines plans for phase two of the high-speed rail scheme next week.
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Fines plan over nuisance calls

Fines plan over nuisance calls

Companies that bombard people with nuisance marketing calls will be more likely to face fines of up to £500,000, under Government proposals.
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Trolls target Queen's first tweet

Trolls target Queen's first tweet

The Queen has been targeted by Twitter trolls after sending her first royal tweet.
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