Education

UK parents help less with homework

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents in the UK admire their children's teachers, but they are too busy to help with the homework Parents in the UK are much less likely to spend more than an hour per day helping with their children's homework compared with parents in other countries, a survey suggests.A survey of 27,830 parents in 29 countries found only 11% of UK parents spent an
Education

Young people and loneliness: ‘What happens when we fail?’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images "There can be so much disappointment and loneliness because we are encouraged to aspire and have ambitions - and then what happens when we fail?"Maybe exam results aren't good enough. The ideal you've been built up for - like being a footballer, being a doctor - doesn't happen."This 20-year-old woman, interviewed for a study on youth loneliness, captures the sense of pressure and isolation many
Politics

Guide: 2017 political party conferences

[ad_1] Autumn sees Britain's political parties gathering by the sea - or in big city conference centres - here's a round-up of this year's.Conservatives - 1-4 October in Manchester Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIn full: Theresa May's 2017 Conservative conference speech The most memorable moments of the 2017 Conservative conference came at the very end, in a speech more eventful than Theresa May and her team
Politics

EU referendum: The result in maps and charts

[ad_1] How did the Leave camp clinch victory in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU after what was a very closely fought contest?The Leave campaign triumphed right across England and Wales, winning in large northern cities including Sheffield, the Welsh valleys, across the Midlands including Birmingham, and the south and east of England. The Leave share of the vote mapped our browser does not support this interactive