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Facebook removes altered Conservative advertisement

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has removed a Conservative Party advert which misrepresented a BBC News story.The ad carried a BBC logo and headline saying "£14 billion pound cash boost for schools" - despite the story it linked to putting the figure at £7.1bn.The social media giant say the Tories had "misused" its advertising platform and it was working to stop headlines being changed in this way. The party
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Conservative Party Facebook advert altered BBC headline

[ad_1] The Conservative Party has said it is reviewing its Facebook advertising after it was accused of misrepresenting a BBC News story.An advert featured the BBC logo with a headline saying "£14 billion pound cash boost for schools".But a BBC story linked in the advert said the figure was £7.1bn.Fact-checking charity Full Fact said political parties should not "misrepresent the work of independent journalists in this way".A Conservative Party spokesman
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Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools apologise for exam errors

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The children are hoping to go to Dr Challoner's High School or one of the other grammar schools in the group Children sitting grammar school entrance exams were given "impossible-to-answer" questions, a parent has said. The errors appeared in the 11-Plus exam run by the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools group's 13 schools.Prospective pupils spotted the mistakes as they sat the exam, a letter from The
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Father and daughter guilty of running illegal school

[ad_1] Image caption The unregistered school was housed in a run-down building A head teacher and her father have been found guilty of running an unregistered school in a run-down building, in the second prosecution of its kind. Nadia and Arshad Ali were convicted at a London court of running an unregistered private school, Ambassadors High in Streatham.The school charged £4,500 per pupil per year and had 45 children on
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The women who end up homeless after fleeing violence

[ad_1] Thousands of women in England are fleeing domestic abuse only to find themselves homeless, government figures show.According to abuse support charity Women's Aid many face further violence while they wait for a refuge place.Between January and March 2019, some 6,000 people became homeless due to domestic abuse, according to official statistics just published.This was one in eight of the number of known homeless people in England.Theresa May's government introduced
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Off to ‘big school’? Some pupils need extra support, says Ofsted

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Primary schools should identify pupils whose behaviour may be at risk of deteriorating when they reach secondary school, a report for Ofsted suggests.Head teachers told Ofsted some pupils could struggle more than others with the move to "big school" and might benefit from extra support.This could be offered to help minimise the risk of such pupils misbehaving when they arrive, they said.It comes as thousands
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Oxford top of global university rankings

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Oxford University has been ranked first in an international league table for the fourth year in a row.The annual Times Higher Education world rankings put Cambridge in third place and Imperial College London in tenth.But there is a warning from the compilers of the rankings that other UK universities are "struggling to hold their own" against global rivals.They warn Germany is "poised to overtake" the
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Charlotte Church faces probe over school classes at home

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Charlotte Church has become a political activist in recent years Singer Charlotte Church is facing an investigation amid claims she is running a school at her home without permission.Earlier this week the soprano revealed plans to accommodate up to 20 pupils in an annex of her home in Dinas Powys.Vale of Glamorgan Council, which is yet to grant planning permission, said people had complained
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‘I almost regret coming to the UK to study’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Got the degree? Now get a job in four months - or face going back home.That's been the challenge for international students studying at UK universities, ever since Theresa May introduced the rule as home secretary in 2012.But from next year, graduates from inside and outside the EU will be allowed to stay in the UK for two years - instead of just four months