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Children's education at risk over 'high-stakes' testing, MPs warn

Children's education and mental health is at risk of being harmed by "high-stakes" testing which is used to hold primary schools to account, a cross party committee of MPs has warned.

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Calls to scrap proposed reforms to housing payments for vulnerable people

Plans to reform housing payments for 70,000 vulnerable residents have caused "considerable concern" and must be immediately scrapped, MPs have said.

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PM mulls tax break plan for middle-aged workers to tackle social care crisis

Theresa May is understood to be considering plans to give middle-aged workers tax breaks to help ease the cost of their parents' social care.

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Benefits process 'broken' as figures show thousands of PIP decisions overturned

More than 13,000 people rejected for disability benefits after receiving "zero points" on their assessments were later awarded payments, new figure show.

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Social media giants' failure to tackle extremism 'shameful'

MPs have accused social media giants of a "shameful" failure to tackle online terrorist propaganda and hate speech.

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Former PM Tony Blair 'finds it hard to be hated by people'

Tony Blair has admitted he finds it hard to be hated by some people.

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21 million savers affected by cut in Premium Bond prize and NS&I rates

Savers have been dealt another blow as NS&I snips some of its savings rates and slashes the Premium Bond prize pot.

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Gig economy drivers 'must be protected from appalling practices'

Drivers employed in the so-called gig economy should have worker status to protect them from the "appalling" practices they face, MPs are urging.

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MPs in call to improve housing for military personnel

Efforts to improve housing for military personnel have failed to raise standards enough and ministers must set out what alternative arrangements are available given the "dismal track record" of the main contractor, MPs have said.

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Dame Barbara Windsor tells Jaime Winstone 'you're more me than me'

Actress Jaime Winstone said Dame Barbara Windsor described her as "more me than me" when she portrayed the former EastEnders star in a new film about her early life.

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Murder probe launched after man shot dead in Dorset

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was shot dead in East Dorset.

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Swiss climber who died near Everest 'was David Beckham of mountaineering'

Swiss climber Ueli Steck, who has died i n an accident near Mount Everest, was the David Beckham of the mountaineering world and will "go down as one of the greatest ever", according to one of Britain's most honoured mountaineers.

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Shannen Doherty in remission from breast cancer

Hollywood actress Shannen Doherty has announced that she is in remission from breast cancer.

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Saira Khan: Abuse as teenager disconnected my sexuality from my body

Presenter Saira Khan said being molested as a teenager led to "a disconnect" between her sexuality and her body, as she shed her inhibitions to pose in swimwear with her fellow Loose Women stars.

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Kate and Gerry McCann vow to do 'whatever it takes' to find Madeleine

The parents of Madeleine McCann have vowed to do "whatever it takes for as long as it takes" to find her as they prepare to mark the tenth anniversary of her disappearance.

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Motorcross event closed after rider dies and another injured

A rider has died and another was seriously injured in two separate incidents at a quad and motocross event.

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Tories and Labour vow not to raise VAT if they win General Election

VAT looks set to stay at 20% or less until 2022 after the Conservatives and Labour promised not to increase the tax on goods and services if they win the General Election.

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Corbyn: Labour government would be brave enough to tackle hole in school budgets

Labour is "brave enough" to tackle a £3 billion hole in school budgets, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

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21 million savers affected by cut in Premium Bond prize and NS&I rates

Savers will be dealt another blow from Monday as NS&I snips some of its savings rates and slashes the Premium Bond prize pot.

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Supermarkets should sell 'wonky veg' to help cut food waste

Supermarkets should sell "wonky veg" as part of their main fruit and vegetable lines to help cut food waste, MPs have urged.

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