Even last week Labour was still asking for education policy ideas. Well, here are a few | Fiona Millar

Labour plans to ban private schools and Ofsted – but what does it want instead?This could be my last general election writing about education policy. If any party gets a big enough majority to last five years, I suspect I might be doing something else …

Can laboratories curb their addiction to plastic?

Research scientists have largely gone unnoticed as major users of unrecyclable material. Now some universities are helping them kick the habitScientific research is a largely ignored consumer of single-use plastics, with the biomedical sciences a parti…