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From ‘mutant algorithms’ to resignations – a timeline of the exam grading fiasco

From ‘mutant algorithms’ to resignations – a timeline of the exam grading fiasco

From ‘mutant algorithms’ to resignations – a timeline of the exam grading fiasco

26 August 2020

The shadow education secretary accused the Prime Minister of ‘shamelessly trying to avoid taking responsibility’ for the issues around exam grading.


Corner shops boosted by lockdown spending, figures show

Corner shops boosted by lockdown spending, figures show

Corner shops boosted by lockdown spending, figures show

26 August 2020

PayPoint said that some shoppers have started using their corner shops for the first time since lockdown.


John Lennon’s killer denied parole for 11th time

John Lennon’s killer denied parole for 11th time

John Lennon’s killer denied parole for 11th time

26 August 2020

Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed the beloved former Beatle in 1980, will spend at least another two years behind bars.


Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

26 August 2020

The Office for National Statistics said 730,000 people have been taken off payrolls since the beginning of the crisis in March.


Johnson sacks education mandarin and blames exam fiasco on ‘mutant algorithm’

Johnson sacks education mandarin and blames exam fiasco on ‘mutant algorithm’

Johnson sacks education mandarin and blames exam fiasco on ‘mutant algorithm’

26 August 2020

Boris Johnson has come under fire from Labour and unions over his handling of the situation.


Coronavirus tests with 12-minute turnaround bought by Scottish Government

Coronavirus tests with 12-minute turnaround bought by Scottish Government

Coronavirus tests with 12-minute turnaround bought by Scottish Government

26 August 2020

The testing machines should be particularly useful in island and rural communities, the Government said.


Ministers must give clear guidance on face coverings in schools, says head

Ministers must give clear guidance on face coverings in schools, says head

Ministers must give clear guidance on face coverings in schools, says head

26 August 2020

Sarah Brinkley, from Abingdon, said making headteachers decide is ‘passing the buck’.


Ministers unveil 5G guide to dispel ‘quack’ conspiracy theories

Ministers unveil 5G guide to dispel ‘quack’ conspiracy theories

Ministers unveil 5G guide to dispel ‘quack’ conspiracy theories

26 August 2020

The information pamphlet, 5G Mobile Technology: A Guide, explains how the technology works.


Face coverings in school communal areas recommended for pupils in Wales

Face coverings in school communal areas recommended for pupils in Wales

Face coverings in school communal areas recommended for pupils in Wales

26 August 2020

The announcement comes just six days before schools reopen on September 1.


Insect repellent product may have anti-viral properties, says defence laboratory

Insect repellent product may have anti-viral properties, says defence laboratory

Insect repellent product may have anti-viral properties, says defence laboratory

26 August 2020

Scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory were testing Mosi-guard Natural, which contains Citriodiol.


Children in remote areas ‘face insecurity due to lack of transport and internet’

Children in remote areas ‘face insecurity due to lack of transport and internet’

Children in remote areas ‘face insecurity due to lack of transport and internet’

26 August 2020

They are missing out on support because of poor transport and internet access, the Centre for Mental Health said.


Dua Lipa and Star Wars influence baby name choices, data shows

Dua Lipa and Star Wars influence baby name choices, data shows

Dua Lipa and Star Wars influence baby name choices, data shows

26 August 2020

The Office for National Statistics said the number of girls named Dua rose from 63 to 126 in 2019.


Rolls-Royce to shut factory amid major shake-up

Rolls-Royce to shut factory amid major shake-up

Rolls-Royce to shut factory amid major shake-up

26 August 2020

The engine maker announced plans in May to axe at least 9,000 jobs globally to cut costs in response to falling demand.


Gatwick announces plan to cut 600 jobs

Gatwick announces plan to cut 600 jobs

Gatwick announces plan to cut 600 jobs

26 August 2020

This represents nearly a quarter of its workforce and comes as August passenger numbers are down 80% compared with 2019.


Mexican chain Wahaca to close more than a third of restaurants

Mexican chain Wahaca to close more than a third of restaurants

Mexican chain Wahaca to close more than a third of restaurants

26 August 2020

The chain was founded by former Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby.


Passengers face quarantine after being taken to Spain following flight delay

Passengers face quarantine after being taken to Spain following flight delay

Passengers face quarantine after being taken to Spain following flight delay

26 August 2020

The easyJet customers were due to travel from Gibraltar to Gatwick on Monday night but the flight was delayed by bad weather.


Johnson faces backlash after blaming ‘mutant’ algorithm for grades debacle

Johnson faces backlash after blaming ‘mutant’ algorithm for grades debacle

Johnson faces backlash after blaming ‘mutant’ algorithm for grades debacle

26 August 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson also effectively sacked the senior civil servant at the Department for Education.


Boris Johnson tells pupils singing Rule, Britannia! is politically acceptable

Boris Johnson tells pupils singing Rule, Britannia! is politically acceptable

Boris Johnson tells pupils singing Rule, Britannia! is politically acceptable

26 August 2020

The Prime Minister visited a school in Leicestershire as students returned following the coronavirus lockdown.


What are the rules on face coverings in UK schools?

What are the rules on face coverings in UK schools?

What are the rules on face coverings in UK schools?

26 August 2020

Westminster tweaked the guidance for face coverings in England’s schools on Tuesday evening.


Scientists reveal microscopic robots able to ‘walk’ by flashing lasers at them

Scientists reveal microscopic robots able to ‘walk’ by flashing lasers at them

Scientists reveal microscopic robots able to ‘walk’ by flashing lasers at them

26 August 2020

Laser lights are able to bend tiny legs to make make them move on surfaces, researchers claim.


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