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University robots to improve the care of older people, patients and autistic children

Edge Hill University’s Computer Science Department is building pioneering robots to help monitor and care for older people, patients and autistic children.

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Andy Burnham reopens Newton boys and girls club

Andy Burnham reopens Newton boys and girls club

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has officially reopened a once run-down youth club which has been transformed into a first-class facility thanks to a former member who attended in the 1960s.

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Library programme launches series of creative events

Library programme launches series of creative events

To mark the first ever National Libraries Week (October 9 to 14), St Helens Council’s award-winning Library Service has announced an exciting events programme to showcase all the creative, innovative and diverse activities that the service has to offer residents.

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The Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens, pictured alongside St Helens Council's Head of Library Service Sue Williamson, were on hand at Haydock Library to present children who completed this year's Summer Reading Challenge with certificates and
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Bookworms rewarded for reading challenge

More than a thousand young bookworms in St Helens have been commended for completing a national reading challenge.

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St Helens invited to speak at the Vatican

St Helens invited to speak at the Vatican

A St Helens woman has travelled to Rome to present her ideas at a Vatican seminar on young people.

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Robot classroom assistants and virtual reality learning are part of the future

Robots as teaching assistants 'will become routine'

Robot classroom assistants and virtual reality learning are part of the future of education worldwide, headteachers have been told.

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Tackling and scrums should be banned from school rugby Government urged

Tackling and scrums should be banned in school rugby as it's the most dangerous sport played by children - up to 530 times worse than cycling, according to new research.

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School opens its sports and arts facilities for hire

School opens its sports and arts facilities for hire

A St Helens school will open up its sports and performing arts facilities for hire during evening, weekend and school holidays.

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The lessons will help build "crucial life-skills for young people"

School pupils given strategies to help develop life skills

Pupils aged 11 to 16 are to be given strategies for "coping with modern life" as part of a new programme in schools.

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Manchester University lecturers to vote on strike action

Lecturers at a leading university are to be balloted for strikes in a dispute over jobs.

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The emails aim is to dupe students into giving up personal information

Rise in reports of student loan scam email

First-year and returning university students have been warned of a phishing scam where emails claim to be sent by the student loan provider.
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Pupils lined up at Houghton Kepier

School pupils ‘lined up in the rain’ to colour-match trousers – with children sent home if clothes were from the wrong shop

Pupils at a Sunderland school were forced to “line up in the rain” while teachers colour-matched their trousers to make sure they had been bought from the right shop.

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80% of young people think social media companies should do more to tackle cyber bullying

Young people want social media companies to act on bullying, poll shows

Around 80% of young people think social media companies should do more to tackle cyber bullying, according to a study.
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Girls are more likely to have concerns about their appearance than boys

Looks among biggest worries for children going back to school, says survey

Many youngsters say one of their biggest worries about heading back to the classroom is how they look, a poll suggests.
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Nursery workers' wages could have to be slashed

Nursery workers' pay 'may have to fall to cover free childcare scheme'

Nursery workers' wages could have to be slashed to pay for the Government's 30 hours of free childcare scheme, according to new research.

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Ex-Saints star and TV commentator Ray French

Ray French honoured by Edge Hill University

St Helens-born Ray French MBE - who represented his country at international level in both rugby union and rugby league and combined his sport and media careers with a 34-year teaching career – has been made an Honorary Doctor of Arts at Edge Hill University.

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Church fundraiser concert to be staged

Church fundraiser concert to be staged

A fundraiser for the Prescot Parish Church is being held next month.

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Rainford students head for African adventure

Rainford students head for African adventure

A group of year 12 students from Rainford Sixth Form have spent a two-week adventure in Ghana, West Africa.

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Emily Baulf (17), an editorial assistant at teen magazine, Future Mag and 2nd year student at a large 6th form college

A teenager's guide to surviving their first day at college

We’ve been there, don’t panic.

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In England, the overhaul saw traditional A* to G grades replaced with a 9 to 1 system in both core subjects.

Sample questions from new higher-tier maths papers

The changes to GCSE English and maths are aimed at making the exams "more challenging", according to Government policy objectives.

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