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‘I’m a law student who works to help mental health charities’

Lewis Baxter, 21, on how he makes ends meet with his student loan and part-time tutoring workName: Lewis Alexander BaxterAge: 21Income: £3,000 plus student loan of £4,500 a yearOccupation: Full-time law student, part-time tutor and organisation founder…

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‘I’m a law student who works to help mental health charities’

Lewis Baxter, 21, on how he makes ends meet with his student loan and part-time tutoring workName: Lewis Alexander BaxterAge: 21Income: £3,000 plus student loan of £4,500 a yearOccupation: Full-time law student, part-time tutor and organisation founder…

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Council asks judge to ban LGBT lessons protesters from near school

Birmingham school is focus of long campaign to halt LGBT equality messages being taughtA high court judge has been asked to extend an exclusion zone permanently banning activists against LGBT equality lessons from demonstrating outside a Birmingham pri…

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The Guardian view on creativity in schools: a missing ingredient | Editorial

Imagination should infuse teaching of science as well as the arts. Children are not pitchers to be filled with factsYou can’t see it, smell it, hear it. People disagree on how, precisely, to define it, or where, exactly, it comes from. It isn’t a schoo…

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Primary schools forced to cancel flu vaccine sessions in England

Children unable to get free nasal spray vaccine after delay in manufacture Children have been unable to get immunised against flu this winter because GP surgeries and schools have been hit by shortages of the nasal spray version of the vaccine that is …

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‘It’s party central’: the Bristol residents fed up with noisy student neighbours

‘Pre-loading’ students are causing sleepless nights in the handsome Victorian villas of RedlandDerrick Collier was feeling a little weary. “It’s party central around here. The students are taking over,” he said. “Last night two girls were hammering on …

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Bristol University pays for late-night police patrols targeting noisy students

Residents near campus say university has failed to tackle students’ antisocial behaviourThe University of Bristol is paying for night-time police patrols in areas around its campus after years of complaints from residents about loud parties and disrupt…

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Hong Kong protesters in UK say they face pro-Beijing intimidation

Police have had to intervene and separate groups at events in university citiesSupporters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests say they are being intimidated and harassed by pro-Beijing Chinese students and others at their events around the UK, forcin…

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Gaelic ‘disappearing’ from Scottish island communities

Language at a crossroads as children flock to schools in urban areasThe number of Gaelic speakers in Scotland’s island communities has plummeted in less than a decade, according to a leading Highland researcher who believes that the language is on the …

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Manchester council urged to reject statue of ‘anti-black racist’ Gandhi

Students say remarks by Indian freedom fighter mean proposed sculpture would be an ‘insult’Manchester city council should reject a statue of the Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi on account of his “well-documented anti-black racism”, according …