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Image caption The school has brought in a new hairstyle policy for boys A school has banned a series of “extreme hairstyles”, including one known as “Meet me at McDonald’s”. The style is one of six deemed “unacceptable” for boys at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy in Norfolk. “Uniform and appearance…

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Image copyright Getty Images Are you concerned about the impact social media and screen-use are having on young people? If so, MPs are looking to hear your thoughts. The Commons Science and Technology Committee has announced an inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health….

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Image copyright PA AA shares have fallen by over a fifth after the firm warned that its full-year profit will fall short of analysts’ expectations. The roadside recovery and insurance group expects underlying income to reach between £335m and £345m for 2019. City analysts had forecast that profit would hit…

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Image copyright Reuters UK unemployment has risen unexpectedly for the first time in two years. The rate of unemployment rose from 4.3% to 4.4% for the three months to the end of December, the Office for National Statistics said. However the total number of people in work also continued to…

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The claim: Cutting tuition fees for university students without changing anything else would make the system less progressive. Reality Check verdict: If no other parts of the system were changed, a simple cut in tuition fees would not help those lower-income graduates who would not repay their loans within 30…

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Image copyright Getty Images After months of wrangling, MPs have released a report by the financial regulator which said a unit of RBS mistreated thousands of small firms. The Global Restructuring Group (GRG) was marketed as an expert service that could save a business, but according to the report took…

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The incoming head of the financial industry regulator had to repay tax after using an unapproved tax break scheme. Charles Randell, who becomes chair of the Financial Conduct Authority in April, told MPs he had made an “error of judgement” by putting money into Ingenious Film Partners 2. The scheme…

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A popular misconception is that the potential—and the limits—of quantum computing must come from hardware. In the digital age, we’ve gotten used to marking advances in clock speed and memory. Likewise, the 50-qubit quantum machines now coming online from the likes of Intel and IBM have inspired predictions that we…

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Image copyright PA Image caption The States of Jersey said the estimated cost of attending university in the UK was now about £20,000, “depending on location” The “significant” rise in UK university costs is one of the reasons a British island is looking to increase its funding to students. It…

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Image copyright Getty Images On university campuses across England, arts, humanities and social studies students are subsidising those on lab-based science courses, which are more expensive to run. This is because nearly all undergraduate courses come with the maximum £9,250 price tag. Ministers are looking at introducing a more variable…

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