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Mental health services patchy, says PM

Mental health services patchy, says PM

Theresa May says the UK’s mental health services are “patchy” and has told Newsbeat she’s going to review them. She’s pledged to support teenagers through a new strategy and better access to help. “The National Citizens Service will build in mental health awareness,” the prime minister explained. She added that “10,000 members of staff” will […]

Albertina Choules death: Man admits manslaughter

Albertina Choules death: Man admits manslaughter

Image copyright Other Image caption Albertina Choules, known as Tina, had lived alone since the death of her husband in 2004 An intruder who attacked and killed an 81-year-old woman before setting her body on fire has admitted manslaughter. Tautrydas Narbutas, 24, was caught by police officers at the home of Albertina Choules near Marlow […]

Boys help A-level grades edge upwards

Boys help A-level grades edge upwards

Image copyright PA Image caption Boys results have overtaken girls in top grades in this year’s A-levels Top A-level grades have increased for the first time in six years, as teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland get their results. A* and A grades were awarded to 26.3% of entries – up by 0.5 percentage […]

Damning Learndirect Ofsted report released after failed court bid

Damning Learndirect Ofsted report released after failed court bid

Image copyright Getty Images A damning Ofsted report on Learndirect has been published, days after the training company failed to block its release in the High Court. Ofsted rated the company “inadequate” and found not enough of its learners achieved the skills and qualifications to progress in work and education. It also found teaching performance […]

Sajid Javid calls for child abuse debate after Sarah Champion exit

Sajid Javid calls for child abuse debate after Sarah Champion exit

Image copyright PA Cabinet minister Sajid Javid has urged an “honest open debate” about child abuse after a Labour front bencher quit over an article on the issue. Sarah Champion faced a backlash after writing in The Sun that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls”. She quit her […]

Teenagers to find out A-level results

Teenagers to find out A-level results

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of thousands of pupils will find out about A-level results and university places The long wait for A-level results is almost over for teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A drop in applications for university this year is expected to mean a “buyer’s market” with more options […]

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves ‘hyped’

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves ‘hyped’

Image copyright AFP The gas reserves in shale rocks in the UK have been “hyped”, a geology professor has warned. Prof John Underhill from Heriot-Watt University said UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap substantial amounts of gas. He said the government would be wise to formulate a Plan B […]

Cornish fish restaurant named best in the UK

Cornish fish restaurant named best in the UK

Image copyright PA Image caption “If you stay true to yourself, get your head down, look after your customers and use the very best ingredients available to you, you’ll make it to the top,” said Outlaw A Cornish fish restaurant has been named best in the UK, after five years at the top for the […]

Football boss accused of ‘racial’ comments

Football boss accused of ‘racial’ comments

Mark Sampson led England to the semi-finals of the European Championships in the Netherlands this summer An England player was left “shocked” after being the subject of alleged ‘racial’ remarks made by women’s national team head coach Mark Sampson. Sampson is accused of saying – in 2015 – that the unnamed player had been arrested […]

Engine issue grounds Battle of Britain Memorial Flight planes

Engine issue grounds Battle of Britain Memorial Flight planes

Image copyright Keith Wilson Image caption The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight planes are a popular sight at summer shows Most of the historic aircraft that make up the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) have been grounded due to an engine issue. A Lancaster bomber, two Hurricanes and three Spitfire planes are all affected […]