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Net zero strategy: Tory MPs’ anger over Treasury assessment on high costs

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Anger is growing across the Conservative party over a Treasury document on the costs of the net zero strategy which MPs claim has been “neutered” – though sources insisted estimates had not been reliable enough to inc...

Brain-damaged toddler gets visa to go to US for medical assessment

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The parents of a brain-damaged two-year-old girl are hoping to take her to the US for medical assessment after being granted a visa. Alta Fixsler, who was born in the UK, is the subject of a legal battle between Manch...

England’s school assessment system favours the sharp-elbowed and the wealthy

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Their leavers’ proms are cancelled due to Covid, their summer festival tickets hanging by a thread. And they still can’t celebrate the end of exams by going clubbing. But at least this year’s GCSE and A-level students...

Girl who uses wheelchair deemed to have no mobility concerns by NDIS independent assessment

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A nine-year-old girl who sometimes uses a wheelchair was described as not having mobility concerns in a report prepared for the National Disability Insurance Scheme trial of independent assessments. As debate continue...

UK school teachers: tell us about your GCSE and A-level assessment preparations

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Due to the pandemic’s disruption of students’ studies, GCSE and A-level exams have been scrapped this summer and replaced by teacher-assessed grading systems. We would like to hear from school teachers about how their...

No impact assessment made of Yemen aid cuts, minister admits

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The UK government has admitted that no assessment has been carried out of how “dire” the impact of the 60% cut in foreign aid to Yemen will be. MPs demanded to know what impact the aid cuts would have on women, disab...