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GCSEs: 100,000 pupils a year leaving ‘without basic qualifications’

There has been a “shameful” rise in the number of young people in England leaving school without five good GCSEs or equivalent technical qualifications, the children’s commissioner has said. Research found a 28% increase since 2015, with about 100,000 pupils ...

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Brexit secretary: EU and UK share common purpose

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has said the UK and EU share a “common purpose” in reaching a new withdrawal deal, after a meeting in Brussels with chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier. He said they had had “serious detailed discussions” and ...

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University of East London staff member is nominated for a prestigious award

Ms Clare Matysova, equality, diversity and inclusion manager (EDI) at the University of East London, has been shortlisted in this year’s Forward Ladies (FL) National Awards. Ms Matysova has been shortlisted in the ‘Public Sector/Academia/Not for Profit Leader’ category in ...

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Supreme Court to rule next week on UK parliament suspension

Britain’s Supreme Court announced Thursday it will rule next week on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in shutting down parliament in the final weeks before Brexit, reports AFP. Following three days of intense arguments as the Brexit battle ...

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Brexit: UK shares confidential documents with EU

Confidential documents that “reflect the ideas the UK has put forward” on Brexit have been shared with the EU, the UK government has said. Ministers will table “formal written solutions when we are ready” and not to an “artificial deadline”, ...

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Supreme Court: Ex-PM’s lawyer argues against prorogation

Boris Johnson suspended Parliament to stop MPs “interfering” in Brexit, said the lawyer of former PM Sir John Major. The three-day Supreme Court hearing on whether the decision to prorogue was unlawful has finished its final day. The President of ...

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Cameron and the Queen: Palace ‘displeasure’ over comments

David Cameron’s revelation that he sought help from the Queen ahead of the Scottish independence vote in 2014 has caused displeasure at Buckingham Palace, a source has said. The former PM told the BBC he had asked whether the Queen ...

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Artist addresses Brexit with boats made of bank notes

A University of East London artist is addressing Brexit with an exhibition featuring boats made of bank notes from around the world, adrift on a sea of copper coins. Susan Stockwell’s ‘Trade Winds’ is running from now until 15 October at St ...

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Mayor Biggs backs ‘Cover the Cost’ campaign

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has backed a new campaign from the homelessness charity Crisis, calling for the government to urgently address the gap between Local Housing Allowance rates and private sector rents. Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates are set ...

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Brexit: UK will reject any delay offer, PM to tell Juncker

The UK is not prepared to postpone Brexit beyond the current 31 October deadline, Boris Johnson is to tell European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at talks on Monday, reports BBC. The lunchtime meeting in Luxembourg will be the first time ...

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