Articles by Reese

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emergency services rushed to the school to deal with the fight Eleven children and a teacher were wounded in Russia when a knife fight broke out at a school in Perm, a city 1,000km (620 miles) east of Moscow. The victims were slashed when they…

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Image caption Bordesley Independent School was inspected three times The owner of an unregistered school that had “no running water” and leaflets titled “Islam and terrorism?” has been banned from teaching. Naveed Hussain, 39, the owner of Bordesley Independent School, was handed a prohibition order preventing him from working as…

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Image copyright EPA European planemaker Airbus has said it will stop making its A380 “superjumbo” if it does not get any more orders. Sales director John Leahy said Airbus would have to halt the programme if the plane’s main customer, Dubai’s Emirates airline, did not place another order. “But I’m…

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Image copyright Carillion Construction giant Carillion has gone into liquidation, threatening thousands of jobs. The move came after talks between the firm, its lenders and the government failed to reach a deal to save the UK’s second biggest construction company. Carillion ran into trouble after losing money on big contracts…

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Image copyright Sunesis Image caption The race is on – parents have until midnight to apply for primary school places Parents of rising-fives in England have until midnight tonight to apply for primary school places for their children. It can be a tense time, with the most popular schools often…

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Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of parents in England are struggling to get subsidised childcare as they grapple with a glitchy website eight months after it was set up. In some cases, money meant for fees has become stuck in tax-free childcare accounts, leaving some parents unable to pay their…

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Image copyright iStock/Getty More than three quarters of UK workers are worried their pay could fall in future due to rising prices, a report by a think tank has warned. It found four of five of those currently in work fear the impact of inflation – ucurrently at its highest…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carillion worked on the Battersea Power Station revamp The troubled government contractor Carillion has held talks with its creditor banks this weekend and further meetings are planned for Monday, the BBC understands. The construction firm owes £900m to RBS, Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and Santander….

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Twenty-five particles and four forces. That description—the Standard Model of particle physics—constitutes physicists’ best current explanation for everything. It’s neat and it’s simple, but no one is entirely happy with it. What irritates physicists most is that one of the forces—gravity—sticks out like a sore thumb on a four-fingered hand….

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