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Beloved household pet could hold key to tackling obesity 

Friday 19th July 2024

A new study by researchers in America has unearthed a surprising connection between cat and human microbiomes that could see our overweight feline friends helping us to tackle obesityRead full story...

 

Pupils past and present enjoy annual cricket match

Friday 19th July 2024

Pupils from when the school opened in the 1950s joined the current year sixes for the annual tradition...

 

Somerset & Northants through to T20 Blast quarters

Thursday 18th July 2024

Northants and Somerset reach the T20 Blast quarters, while Surrey's Sam Curran smashes a maiden century...

 

Six schools to trial £2m solar panel rollout

Thursday 18th July 2024

Each school is expected to save about £5,000 per year and cut emissions by 500 tonnes annually...

 

Six schools trial £2m solar panel rollout

Thursday 18th July 2024

Each school is expected to save about £5,000 per year and cut emissions by 500 tonnes annually...

 


National news

Biologist Rosemary Grant: ‘Evolution happens much quicker than Darwin thought’

Sunday 21st July 2024

The evolutionary expert discusses the triumphs and challenges of the groundbreaking research on Galápagos Islands finches she undertook with her husband, PeterStudying Darwin’s finches has been the life’s work of the renowned British evolutionary biologists Rosemary and Peter Grant...

 

Are you giving your kids a 90s summer? | Eva Wiseman

Sunday 21st July 2024

Balls, bikes, possibly boredom. As the summer holidays begin, and nostalgia for the good old days kicks in, it’s worth wondering if it really was better back thenAs the school holidays begin, parents tend to behave in one of two ways...

 

Labour makes working-class children key to schools reform

Saturday 20th July 2024

Minister pledges more sports and drama in curriculum review as row deepens over two-child benefit cap• Interview Labour’s Bridget Phillipson: ‘I will help working-class pupils defy the odds to succeed’Expanding opportunities for working-class children by broadening the school curriculum to include more sport, drama, art and music alongside core academic subjects will be top priorities for the Labour government, the new education secretary says today...

 

Labour’s Bridget Phillipson: ‘I will help working-class pupils defy the odds to succeed – just as I did’

Saturday 20th July 2024

The new education secretary talks about her background, the ‘incredible state schools’ she went to, and her plans to transform the system• Labour makes working-class children key to schools reformBridget Phillipson is standing up to welcome us into her large, very smart new office...

 

Pay bodies to recommend 5.5% rise for teachers and NHS staff, report says

Saturday 20th July 2024

Above inflation deal could lead to government having to find an extra £10bn in total across the public sectorIndependent pay review bodies representing teachers and NHS workers have reportedly recommended above-inflation pay rises that could require the government to raise up to £10bn, a leading economist has said...

 


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