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Lucas Warren: Baby with Down's becomes face of Gerber

Image copyright Gerber Image caption Lucas’ father said he hoped his son’s win could help people with disabilities become more accepted An 18-month-old boy with Down’s syndrome has been named as this year’s “spokesbaby” of the US baby food brand Gerber. Lucas Warren from Georgia is the first child with Down’s syndrome to be named […]

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'Creeping censorship' in universities warning

Image copyright Getty Images Sam Gyimah, the Universities Minister, has warned of a “creeping culture of censorship” on university campuses. Mr Gyimah told the Human Rights Committee inquiry into free speech that a culture of intolerance was spilling over from social media. He said that “mollycoddling” students so they did not discuss controversies was another […]

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Heads want pay code after £500,000 academy boss

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Schools have faced budget shortages – and heads want clearer rules on top pay Head teachers say the pay levels of all school staff in England, including academy bosses, should be in a fairer framework to stop “fat cat” pay gaps. The chief executive of the Harris Federation was […]

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Poorest areas face biggest cuts to children's services

Image copyright santypan Image caption Many councils are having to cut services providing early help to families Mary, not her real name, knows all about the consequences of family breakdown. She has taken a relative’s two children into her home in Birmingham and believes that with earlier intervention from social services they would still be […]

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Cambridge University admits 'significant' sexual misconduct problem

Image copyright John Sutton/Geograph Image caption Cambridge University students and staff reported abuse over a nine-month period using an online form Cambridge University has admitted it has a “significant problem involving sexual misconduct” after receiving 173 anonymous reports. Both students and staff reported abuse over a nine-month period using an online form started in May […]

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Airlines get tough on 'support pets'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cute but not to be cuddled on board. Hedgehogs are on an in-flight banned list. If you were planning to bring a hedgehog on to a flight as a form of emotional support, you might have to think again. Hedgehogs have been included on a banned list – as […]

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Firebombs and hate mail

Image copyright PA “I am glad to hear you are in hospital. I hope you suffer torture until you die, you idiot.” Signed “an Englishman”, this piece of hate mail was sent to votes-for-women campaigner Emily Wilding Davison as she lay dying in hospital in June 1913. Days earlier, she had been trampled by the […]