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Adoption Agency must not block gay couples, says Court

The Court of Appeal has ruled that an evangelical Christian fostering agency must allow homosexual couples to adopt. Cornerstone (North East) Adoption and Fostering Service brought legal action against Ofsted after the agency’s rating was downgraded...

Girls are smarter than boys

An expert says that we should “just accept that females are cleverer” as girls are set to increase their lead over male peers in GCSE results. In the middle of August half a million teenagers received their results based on teachers’...

Ban on flood plain developments

As the Environment Secretary warns that climate change is heightening the threat of deluges destroying homes and developers are to be barred from building on land at risk of flooding. As part of a package of measures to better protect households, business...

Grandmother sucking eggs is sexist

A former HSBC manager has claimed that using the phrase “telling a grandma how to suck eggs” can be sexist, with an employment tribunal set to rule if she is a victim of discrimination.   Ms Rubinder Sukkersudha claims she was treated...

Praising foreign students could form microaggression

A leading university has said lecturers should not compliment a foreign student’s English because it is a potentially racist “microaggression”.    According to Imperial College London, saying “you’re so...

Students demand money for mis-sold degrees

Students have demanded blanket "tuition fee" refunds telling the competitions watchdog they have been mis-sold degrees. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has received letters from a group of students’ unions urging it to,...

Education secretary faces legal over masks

Official guidance says masks should be worn by secondary school pupils in lessons and anywhere indoors at school where it is not possible to socially distance. However lawyers for the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) have sent Gavin Williamson a...

Record number of amputation negligence claims

Figures show that negligence claims against NHS trusts relating to limb amputations have risen by almost 75 per cent in 10 years. According to figures released in response to a request under Freedom of Information law, a record 122 amputation cases were...

BBC spends £1million fighting equal pay claims

THE BBC has spent more than £1 million fighting equal pay and race discrimination cases brought by its own staff. The BBC has been widely criticised over pay inequalities since a discrepancy in earnings between Carrie Gracie, its former China editor,...

Social media firms warned against smuggling

MPs have been told the Home Office will name and shame social media companies that don’t take down material advertising people smuggling. The security minister, James Brokenshire, said the Government would publish interim codes setting out what social...
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