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Lemn Sissay: ‘Being in care affects everything’

[ad_1] Lemn Sissay has told BBC Radio 5 Live about the impact that growing up in care has had on his adult life.Speaking to Nihal Arthanayake, the writer called for an end to the ‘wilderness’ many care leavers face.The writer and performer led a discussion on BBC Radio 5 Live about the care system ahead of his Channel 4 documentary ‘Superkids: Breaking away from care’. [ad_2] Source link
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Baby group brings smile to older people in Wivenhoe

[ad_1] Two community groups for parents with babies and elderly people have joined forces to help fight loneliness.The Monday Club and Wivenhoe Bumps and Babies in Essex are holding "generation mix-up" music and play sessions.It means those without grandparents or grandchildren living nearby can spend time playing and getting to know each other. Organisers are planning to do more collaborations between the groups in future. [ad_2] Source link
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‘I was married and divorced in my 20s’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Unreasonable behaviour was the most common reason for divorce in 2017 There were 102,007 divorces in England and Wales in 2017, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Age at marriage is considered to be closely linked to the risk of divorce, with those marrying in their teens and early 20s at greater risk. But what does it
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Overseas students turn away from US

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The number of new international students enrolling at United States universities and colleges went down by almost 7% last year, according to official data published this month.It's the second year in a row that the number of new international enrolments in the US has declined, denting a market worth £42bn (£33bn) to the US economy last year.Prof Simon Marginson, of Oxford University, an expert on
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‘Period poverty’ sanitary products ‘improve school attendance’

[ad_1] A school has found that a scheme to give girls free menstrual products has helped improve their attendance. The Red Box project was set up to help solve the problem known as "period poverty". Castle View Academy in Portsmouth said since the scheme was introduced it had helped increase attendance levels by nearly a third.It is estimated about 137,000 girls will miss school in the UK each year because
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Universal Credit: Single mums take government to court

[ad_1] Image caption The mothers claim single parents are being disproportionately hit by the system (picture illustrated by models) A single mum who relies on Universal Credit to top up her income as a part-time dinner lady is challenging what she says is the government's "irrational" welfare scheme.Danielle Johnson, 25, from West Yorkshire, said: "I have never been this financially unstable before."Together with three other single mums, she is claiming
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Women gain higher earnings from degrees

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Women are much more likely than men to get an increase in earnings from going to university, says an analysis of salaries at the age of 29.The study, from the Department for Education and Institute for Fiscal Studies, says women with a degree earn 28% more than non-graduate women.Men with degrees earn an average of 8% more than non-graduates.But almost a third of male graduates
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Educating Greater Manchester school Harrop Fold in special measures

[ad_1] Image caption Head teacher Drew Povey resigned amid concerns over record keeping at Harrop Fold high school A school featured in the TV series Educating Greater Manchester is "failing its pupils" and has been put in special measures by inspectors.Ofsted has rated Harrop Fold School, Salford as inadequate in all areas.It highlighted inappropriate exclusions and deliberate misrecording of attendance in its inspection.Head teacher Drew Povey quit in September after