Scouts pay out 42,000 over autism claim

Image caption Ben Gleeson joined a cub scout group in Hertfordshire in 2015 An 11-year-old boy has received £42,000 in compensation after his family said his cub scout group discriminated against him for having autism. Ben Gleeson joined a group in Hertfordshire in 2015, but was later told he could…

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Grammar school success ‘down to privilege’

Image copyright Getty Images Grammar schools perform no better than non-selective state schools, once their pupils’ higher ability and wealth is taken into account, a study suggests. Academics at Durham University found the “apparent success” of these wholly selective schools was down to their brighter and more advantaged pupils. They…

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Russia faces wave of diplomatic expulsions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russia had been expecting diplomatic expulsions in response to the attack The United States and its European allies are expelling dozens of Russian diplomats in a co-ordinated response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK. It is said to be…

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Who sent the bomb that killed this newlywed man?

Image caption The couple got married on 18 February A “wedding bomb” that killed a newly-married software engineer and left his wife grievously wounded has shattered the peace of a small town in India. Nearly a month after the incident, the police have made no headway. Soutik Biswas travels to…

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Ocean plastic could treble in decade

Image copyright SPL The amount of plastic in the ocean is set to treble in a decade unless litter is curbed, a major report has warned. Plastics is just one issue facing the world’s seas, along with rising sea levels, warming oceans, and pollution, it says. But the Foresight Future…

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UK firm to contest new passport decision

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDe la Rue boss Martin Sutherland The new UK passport to be issued after Brexit will be made in France, the current British manufacturer has said. The burgundy passport, in use since 1988, will revert to its original blue and gold colour…

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This Travel Bloggers Fake Photos Reveal What Most Instagram Celebrities Dont Want You To Know

In this age of social media and constant sharing, everybody knows that not everything is as it seems. Carolyn Stritch, a 32-year-old travel blogger from the UK, stunned her 190k followers by revealing that she tricked them to prove a point. “I wanted my fictional narrative to challenge the way…

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Hawking’s ashes to be interred at abbey

Image caption The professor was a fellow at Gonville and Caius College for more than 50 years The ashes of Professor Stephen Hawking will be interred next to the grave of Sir Isaac Newton at Westminster Abbey, it has been revealed. The renowned theoretical physicist’s final resting place will also…

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Cherry Blossoms Have Just Bloomed In China, And Its Probably One Of The Most Amazing Sights On The Planet

Residents and tourists from all over the world are flocking to the many different sites to admire these gorgeous floral children of spring. At Kunming Zoo in Yunnan Province, for example, the 19th Cherry Blossom Festival began on March 7th and will last until April 7th. It features over 5,000…

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