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article 04 September 2015
News
Britain to take 'thousands' more Syrian refugees

David Cameron says that Britain will take "thousands" more but says exact numbers will be detailed next week.

article 04 September 2015 UK
News
Extra hour of television and video games hurt GCSE grades

New research suggests that children hoping to excel in their GCSEs should turn off screens, with television watching 'most detrimental' to grades

post 03 September 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog The chaos of EU refugee policy in Hungary

There were scuffles and screams - in the chaos a distraught Syrian man pushed his wife and baby onto the tracks as some kind of desperate protest.

article 03 September 2015 UK, Syria
Aylan Kurdi
Aylan Kurdi: images that changed UK views on refugees?

The heart-breaking images of a Syrian toddler lying dead on a Turkish beach have reverberated around the world, but will they lead to a change in British attitudes towards the refugee crisis?

article 03 September 2015 World, Syria
Abdullah Kurdi
Abdullah Kurdi tells of struggle to save his sons

The father of a Syrian child who died trying to reach Europe has described how he fought to save his family after being abandoned by a people smuggler.

article 03 September 2015 UK, Syria
News
Refugee crisis: what should Britain do?

As Germany says it will take in 800,000 refugees this year and David Cameron faces criticism for his response to the crisis, what should Britain do?

post 03 September 2015
Read more on Liam's blog Earth from space: five stunning pictures

Recently, there have been some particularly striking images of earth from space. I've rounded up the best ones and explained what they are showing.

article 03 September 2015 World, Hungary
News
Refugees lie on train tracks in fear of being taken to camps

Scuffles break out at a small Hungarian train station as refugees lay on the train tracks in fear of being taken to camps.

post 02 September 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Syria refugee crisis: Cameron resists calls for UK to take more asylum seekers

David Cameron has signalled he's not about to join any Europe-wide resettlement programme for refugees. He isn't about to risk inflaming domestic opinion by adding to Britain's population growth.

post 02 September 2015
Read more on Michael's blog Far-left preparing purge of 'careerist' Labour MPs if Corbyn wins

A supporter of Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that the far-left is preparing to oust several Labour MPs - who the activist condemned as "careerists" and right-wingers.

post 02 September 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: what has the SNP failed to deliver?

The Scottish Government has published its plans for this year. But the ruling SNP has failed to keep promises to voters in the past.

article 02 September 2015 UK
Rebekah Brooks (Reuters)
Rebekah Brooks returns as Murdoch newspaper chief

Rebekah Brooks is appointed chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's News UK, a year after being cleared of phone hacking charges.

post 02 September 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Could straight-talking Jezza Corbyn take on the SNP?

The Sturgeonator v Jezza, the stillettoes v the vest - it should be quite a scrap.

article 02 September 2015 UK
News
New free schools given go-ahead by government

Eighteen new free schools are announced by the government as it strives to meet a key election pledge to open 500 new premises.

article 02 September 2015 UK
News
Rise in number of zero-hours workers

The number of workers on zero-hours contracts increases by almost a fifth to 744,000, amid Labour claims that the government is allowing a culture of job insecurity to spread.

article 02 September 2015
News
EU referendum: Eurosceptics welcome campaign rule changes

Changes to planned rules for campaigning the EU referendum will now prevent ministers using the machinery of government to campaign in the final weeks before the vote

article 02 September 2015 UK
UK sexual health clinic apologises after email mishap
UK sexual health clinic apologises after email mistake

A leading sexual health clinic in London has apologised after an email mistake led to the disclosure of the names of about 780 patients who had attended HIV services.

article 02 September 2015 World, Congo
Bosco Ntaganda
Congolese rebel Bosco Ntaganda faces war crime charges

The former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda pleads not guilty to 18 charges of war crimes at the International Criminal Court today.

post 02 September 2015
Read more on Liam's blog A hurricane that has travelled into the future, sort of...

Former Hurricane Kilo, now Typhoon Kilo, spinning around in the Pacific Ocean, has achieved what can be considered no mean feat for a powerful storm of tropical origin.

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