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Four in 10 parents 'asked to give to school funds'

Schools are asking parents to dip into to their pockets to boost their funds, a survey says. ...read more

Students in Wales taking out loans to afford 'luxury' flats

They are taking out pay day loans to live in luxury flats instead of substandard housing, it is claimed. ...read more

Loneliness: The cost of the 'last taboo'

Loneliness costs £6,000 per person in ill-health, says a study, with calls to end the "stigma". ...read more

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy: Parents remove children

Parents say 20 children have left Charter Academy over concerns about its teaching methods. ...read more

10 university flashpoints over free speech

Free speech has become a university battleground. But what does the right to free expression really mean? ...read more

Transgender pupils 'leaving schools over rights breaches'

Families are starting to take transgender children out of schools over human rights, it is claimed. ...read more

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers. ...read more

Young people 'face debt epidemic'

A quarter of 18- to 30-year olds in England and Wales borrow to make ends meet, a survey suggests. ...read more

Sep 19, Nightmares and night terrors in children: What's the difference, and how can we help?

Night terrors are surprisingly common in children, though not as prevalent as nightmares. How can you tell the difference between a nightmare and a night terror? And what should we do help children cope? ...read more

Domestic abuse: Focus more on children, says Ofsted

Schools must educate children about healthy relationships, say inspectors. ...read more