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Image copyright Dan Kitwood The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, says Britain’s economic model is broken, as the gap between the richest and poorest parts of the UK widens. Britain stands at a watershed and must make “fundamental choices” about the direction of the economy, he said. The remarks come…

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Image copyright Brian White Image caption A petition supporting Brian White [right], was set up by friend Luke Wilcox [left] A “brilliant student” who faced being deported and losing his place at Oxford University can stay in the UK indefinitely, the Home Office said. Brian White, 21, moved from Botswana…

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Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The current generation of students is under increased pressure, the report suggests Almost five times as many students as 10 years ago have disclosed a mental health condition to their university, say researchers. In 2015-16, more than 15,000 UK-based first-year students disclosed mental health issues,…

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Image copyright Getty Images The Bank of Scotland remains the most complained about financial business in the UK, according to the complaints watchdog. In the first six months of 2017 the Financial Ombudsman said it dealt with 20,541 complaints about the firm – part of the Lloyds Banking Group. However…

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Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption James Henderson has resigned as chief executive of Bell Pottinger Bell Pottinger has been expelled from the UK public relations trade body for its work on a controversial contract in South Africa. It is the first time that the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA)…

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Thousands of sixth-form students across England are getting their A-level results. If you didn’t get what you wanted, it can be a really stressful day. But these teenagers have found other ways around not getting the grades they wanted from clearing, to apprenticeships and taking a gap year. ‘A-levels are…

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Image caption Louise Richardson says top universities have to compete for staff in a ‘global marketplace’ Oxford University’s vice-chancellor says it is dishonest of politicians to link high levels of pay for university leaders with increases in tuition fees. Louise Richardson accused “tawdry politicians” of undermining the UK’s university sector….

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLewis Baker is one of the workers on strike McDonald’s workers are staging their first UK strike after walking out at two stores in a dispute over zero-hours contracts and conditions. Workers at Cambridge and Crayford, south-east London, began the 24-hour action…

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Image copyright Getty Images Many economists do not expect UK interest rates to rise until 2019 despite inflation remaining above target, according to a BBC snapshot. They believe that the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will be reluctant to raise rates during Brexit negotiations. Inflation stood at 2.6%…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Culture wars: Protesters clashed at Berkeley, California this weekend What type of schools do we want? Should it be about creativity and independent thinking? Or should it be about getting the basics right and taking a tough line on discipline? Of course, these things…

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