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New cycle lane to be installed by racecourse

Tuesday 21st May 2024

A number of improvements are being made to the A435 between Bishops Cleeve and Cheltenham...

 

West County school wants to ban skirts and make all pupils wear trousers or shorts

Tuesday 21st May 2024

School in Cornwall says skirts are being worn too shortRead full story...

 

Closure of SEND school and child care home confirmed

Monday 20th May 2024

The school will shut at the end of the academic year due to "serious financial difficulties"...

 

School with 'million dreams' ethos rated 'good' by Ofsted

Monday 20th May 2024

Woodland Primary’s Ofsted success story reveals a thriving hub of nurture and knowledgeRead full story...

 

New gin school near Cheltenham hopes to get everyone into the right spirit

Sunday 19th May 2024

Unleash your inner distiller at Piston’s Gin School, a unique experience where you’ll craft your own gin in a working distilleryRead full story...

 

Under-11 footballers win national final at Wembley

Saturday 18th May 2024

The team made up of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils from Longlevens Junior School win their match 3-0...

 

U11 footballers in two national finals

Thursday 16th May 2024

Longlevens Junior School players from Gloucester hope to win both matches on consecutive days...

 

Town 'proud of Coleford lad' Olly Alexander

Sunday 12th May 2024

The pop star, actor and LGBT+ activist came 18th at the Eurovision Song Contest...

 

Almost half of all cancer cases are linked to one common but deadly lifestyle habit

Sunday 12th May 2024

A new study has found that almost half of all cancer cases are linked to obesity and overeating, proving further how crucial it is so stay in shapeRead full story...

 

Queen Camilla attends historic equestrian event

Sunday 12th May 2024

The Queen met spectators and athletes at the final day of the Badminton Horse Trials...

 

Powell wins Badminton Horse Trials as Fox-Pitt bows out

Sunday 12th May 2024

New Zealand's Caroline Powell claims victory in the Badminton Horse Trials as Britain's William Fox-Pitt confirms this year's event be his last...

 

Dr Michael Mosley says this hobby can lower blood pressure and boost your mental health

Friday 10th May 2024

Studies show it can significantly enhance your emotional wellbeing, reduce feelings of loneliness - and even reduce painRead full story...

 

Pair raise thousands running length of Severn

Thursday 9th May 2024

Cameron Bates and his friend Tom Probert ran 219 miles in six days for mental health charity Mind...

 

Bricklaying course helping to plug skills gap

Wednesday 8th May 2024

Tradespeople are in demand but thousands more are needed to hit Government targets, a tutor says...

 

Olly Alexander 'a good role model' says school

Wednesday 8th May 2024

The pop star's former primary school is celebrating his achievements ahead of the competition...

 

Work begins at last on two new schools in South Gloucestershire

Wednesday 8th May 2024

The two schools were originally due to open in September 2022 but have faced a number of delaysRead full story...

 

New details of £16.5m school in Gloucestershire to be announced

Wednesday 8th May 2024

If approved, the school will have 200 pupils aged from four to 16 with moderate and additional learning difficultiesRead full story...

 

'The school was using the boys as guinea pigs'

Monday 6th May 2024

Martin Wells, from Gloucestershire, died after receiving infected blood in 1983...

 

Parents changing jobs to get children to school due to lack of buses

Saturday 4th May 2024

Parents in some villages say they have been quoted £80 per child per day by one bus company...

 

Primary school celebrates 'Good' Ofsted rating as 'strong sense of values' praised

Friday 3rd May 2024

'It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication by a lot of people to make Hunts Grove the school it is'Read full story...

 

Green light for sports facilities at Cheltenham school amid neighbour concerns over noise

Wednesday 1st May 2024

Belmont School has been granted permission to install a 200m oval running track with a 60m and run-off...

 

Outgrown and unused uniforms needed for struggling families

Wednesday 1st May 2024

Residents are being asked to donate any spare school uniforms, regardless of their branding...

 

Gifted student Joseph Parker died following adverse reaction to medication

Wednesday 1st May 2024

He was in intensive care after an adverse reaction to his medication when he secured a place studying advanced maths at Warwick UniversityRead full story...

 

Ten-year-old metal detectorist finds rare piece of history

Tuesday 30th April 2024

Ten-year-old Brodie says he dreams of finding "a Roman horse and carriage," in the future...

 

Camilla's beloved dogs to appear in sculpture form at first Highgrove shop at Chelsea Flower Show

Tuesday 30th April 2024

The display will be created by weaver Emma Stothard in honour of the terriers Camilla adopted from the Battersea Dogs and Cats HomeRead full story...

 


National news archive

Why is New York University making protesters watch The Simpsons as punishment?

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

In what a professor calls an ‘intellectual embarrassment’, the school is requiring students to complete a bizarre training Like many other campuses around the world, New York University has seen its students protest the university’s ties to weapon manufacturers and other institutions that are profiting off the slaughter in Gaza or enabling it...

 

Nigerian students at Teesside University ordered to leave UK after currency crash

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

University informs Home Office and withdraws sponsorship from those struggling with fees after drop in value of naira Nigerian students at a UK university say they are devastated after some were thrown off their course and ordered to leave the UK when they got behind on their fees because of a currency crash...

 

Old Lesbians: reclaiming old age and queerness through storytelling

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

From first crush to first love, from the closet to coming out and from loss to connection...

 

School heads call for under-14s smartphone ban

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

St Albans Primary Schools Consortium says the phones can expose children to "negative risks"...

 

The Denmark secret: how it became the world’s most trusting country – and why that matters

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

There are real benefits to a society where people feel safe enough to leave their babies and bikes on the street...

 

Campaigners ‘thrilled’ as St Albans aims to be smartphone-free for under-14s

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Daisy Greenwell from Smartphone-Free Childhood says move likely to have domino effect in other parts of UK“This is mega!” said Daisy Greenwell from the Smartphone-Free Childhood campaign...

 

Indian students’ union urges UK to retain graduate visas

Tuesday 21st May 2024

Chair of union for Indian students and alumni says visa scheme is vital for attracting high-paying international students to UKIndian students and alumni in the UK have urged the British prime minister to retain graduate visas, rejecting claims they are little more than “Deliveroo visas” that allow overseas students access to low-paid jobs in the gig economy...

 

Rishi Sunak backtracks plan to restrict graduate visas after cabinet opposition

Tuesday 21st May 2024

Ministers argued for radical crackdown on visas would be damaging for universities and UK economyPlans for a radical crackdown on graduate visas that allow overseas students to work in the UK for up to two years after graduation look set to be abandoned by the prime minister after coming up against staunch opposition from cabinet colleagues...

 

My old headteacher has been convicted of sexual offences against pupils. But why did justice take so long? | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Tuesday 21st May 2024

Concerns about Neil Foden’s behaviour were raised years ago...

 

Childcare vouchers firm won’t refund £2,800 accrued since pandemic struck

Tuesday 21st May 2024

I didn’t reduce my monthly payments and my employer switched to permanent home workingDuring the pandemic I did not reduce my monthly payments for childcare vouchers...

 

Nairobi to New York and back: the loneliness of the internationally educated elite

Tuesday 21st May 2024

Every year, hundreds of Kenyans head off to study at elite universities in the US and UK...

 

'It felt like children were droids at toxic school'

Monday 20th May 2024

Teachers speak out anonymously about standards enforced by a trust at four of its secondary schools...

 

Children evacuated over threat to school

Monday 20th May 2024

Police and the school say all children are out of the building and safe...

 

Why are class reunions so terrifying? | Lauren Mechling and Rachel Dodes

Monday 20th May 2024

The prospect of a high school or college reunion elicits shame, dread and regret...

 

Scrap the VAT tax on private schools, Labour. Just let low-income kids attend instead | Mike Harris

Monday 20th May 2024

Fears of a future tax rise have already increased fees and lowered intake...

 

‘Scary’: public-school textbooks the latest target as US book bans intensify

Sunday 19th May 2024

A school district in Houston has voted to redact chapters on vaccines and climate change, and parents and educators are worriedThe wave of book bans sweeping the US, typically reserved for works of fiction deemed controversial, has hit textbooks used in public schools, marking the next step in Republicans’ war on education...

 

Gen-Z students are choosing a trade over college. That shows they’re smart

Sunday 19th May 2024

Young people are increasingly opting to train as plumbers, electricians, welders and carpenters and similar vocationsJust this past week I stopped by a local convenience store around 6am for a coffee before a long drive...

 

Education’s deepest crisis is being ignored by Westminster – and even harsher cuts are on the way | John Harris

Sunday 19th May 2024

As politicians fuss over sex education, a desperate and worsening void in special needs provision is leaving families with nowhere to turnAs an illustration of the gap between high politics and everyday reality, last week’s news stories about education policy were grimly perfect...

 

Schools in England send police to homes of absent pupils with threats to jail their parents

Sunday 19th May 2024

‘Heavy-handed’ crackdown ignores underlying reasons for failure to attend classes, say criticsSome schools in England are sending police to the homes of children who are persistently absent, or warning them their parents may go to prison if their attendance doesn’t improve, the Observer has learned...

 

Rishi Sunak faces cabinet backlash over plans to curb foreign student visas

Sunday 19th May 2024

Education secretary Gillian Keegan, Jeremy Hunt and David Cameron oppose move, while university leaders warn of economic and cultural impactRishi Sunak is facing a cabinet revolt over plans to scrap a graduate visa scheme that allows overseas students to live and work in the UK for up to two years after graduation...

 

Of course faith has a place in our society

Sunday 19th May 2024

Keir Hardie and many others were inspired by their religionI’m often puzzled by the antagonism that so many on the left express towards religion (“Faith groups want more say in secular Britain...

 

School asks for prom donations as pupils struggle

Saturday 18th May 2024

A Gwynedd school makes an appeal as it looks to support pupils who cannot afford the celebration...

 

‘People haven’t woken up to the scale of this’: Gordon Brown on the UK’s child poverty scandal

Saturday 18th May 2024

A quarter of Britain’s children live below the poverty line...

 

Parents overestimate sons’ maths skills more than daughters’, study finds

Saturday 18th May 2024

Gender stereotypes at home may hamper female students’ ability to progress in the classroom, research suggestsParents are more likely to overestimate maths ability in sons than daughters, according to research that suggests that gender stereotypes at home may hinder the progress of female students...

 

Pupils taken out of school over concrete concerns

Friday 17th May 2024

Some parents have safety concerns about Gatehouse Primary despite reassurances from the council...

 


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