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Labour delegates vote for plan that would abolish private schools

Policy would remove charitable status and redistribute properties to state sectorLabour delegates have endorsed radical plans that would abolish private schools by removing their charitable status and redistributing their endowments, investments and pr…

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Why do aviation addicts fly in the face of reason? | Letters

In the wake of the global climate strike, Celia Roberts suggests academics should fly less often. Plus letters from John Gamlin, Daniel Scharf, Alicia Baker and Sally StarborgIn your 10 charts explaining the climate crisis (21 September), aviation is t…

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Corbyn heading for clash with Labour members by calling for Brexit decision to be postponed – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including events from the Labour conference in BrightonEvening summaryJeremy Corbyn’s interview with Andrew Marr – summaryWhat Labour conference voted for todayLabour commits itself t…

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Angela Rayner: ‘I’m not OK with a school system that allows you to fail or be chucked out’

Labour MP tells shares her radical plans for education and explains how New Labour helped turn her life around“My school, we affectionately nicknamed it Avonjail, but it was called Avondale, Avondale high school in Stockport. I left with no GCSEs above…

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‘We will scrap Ofsted’: Labour makes radical election pledge

Party also considering free care services for the over-65s as it prepares to fight possible snap pollLabour is pledging to abolish Ofsted and end “high stakes” school inspections as part of radical plans drawn up before a possible snap election. Relate…

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Birmingham school row: ‘This is made out to be just Muslims v gays. It’s not’

As the new term starts, and a court case looms, teachers, parents and demonstrators at Birmingham’s Anderton Park primary tell their side of the story“People of quality respect equality,” says Aisha, shyly sticking rainbow feathers on to the peace post…

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Student who killed herself was ‘failed’ by mental health services

Family of 19-year-old Ceara Thacker were not told she had previously taken overdoseThe parents of a University of Liverpool student found dead at her halls of residence have claimed she was “failed” by mental health services.Ceara Thacker, 19, was foun…

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Charity regulator warns Ucas about marketing loans to students

Commission intervenes as Martin Lewis calls on service to stop ‘promoting debt’The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service has been rebuked by the Charity Commission over its role in the marketing of private loans to students and school-leavers, w…

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Ministers accused of ‘radio silence’ over LGBT school protests

Louise Casey says Birmingham demonstrations have been put in ‘all-too-difficult box’The former integration tsar, Dame Louise Casey, has accused ministers of “radio silence” over protests against the teaching of LGBT equality at a Birmingham school.Case…

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Pre-first world war battleship granted special protection

HMS Montagu awarded heritage status after war veterans surveyed wreck site The wreck of a battleship that ran aground more than a century ago has been granted special protection after wounded military veterans carried out the first full archaeological …