The new White House Communications Director: Who is Hope Hicks?

The new White House Communications Director: Who is Hope Hicks?

The White house has named its new Communications Director as 28-year old Hope Hicks. Trump calls her “Hopester” and she appeared in Forbes 30 Under 30. She has carefully stayed out of the spotlight but will now take the government’s primary spokesperson role. The position was recently vacated by Anthony...

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Joe Root branching out in new role as England Test captain

Joe Root branching out in new role as England Test captain

Joe Root has begun his tenure as captain of England’s Test cricket side in earnest fashion, not dissimilar from his batting style. England lead South Africa 2-1 going into the fourth and final Test at Old Trafford, a match which looks set to be rain-affected. From the high of making...

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Man charged in Beigel Bake family double murder

Man charged in Beigel Bake family double murder

A man has been charged for the murder of his mother and sister in North London. Joshua Cohen, 27, allegedly stabbed his mother Leah Cohen, 66, and his sister Hannah Cohen, 33, to death at their home in Golders Green. The family are owners of East London institution Beigel Bake,...

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Theresa May’s much awaited response to Trump Charlottesville rhetoric

Theresa May’s much awaited response to Trump Charlottesville rhetoric

Theresa May has spoken to criticise Donald Trump’s response to white supremacist violence and demonstrations in Charlottesville. Her words come after the PM originally declined to condemn the President’s remarks. On Monday, her spokesman said, “What the president says is a matter for him.” Trump claimed there was “blame on...

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NHS Heartstopper

NHS Heartstopper

Staff, patients and even its Trust chair are up in arms at NHS England’s plans to cut Brompton Hospital’s Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) unit, the largest and one of the best in the country. This will make its paediatric intensive care unit unsustainable. Thousands of children with complex respiratory diseases...

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Mass burial planned for nearly 400 dead in Sierra Leone mudslide

Mass burial planned for nearly 400 dead in Sierra Leone mudslide

Nearly 400 people have died and 600 more are still missing in a mudslide in the Regent area of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital. The mudslide happened on Monday 14th August after three days of rain. The UN have said that “contingency plans are being put in place to mitigate any...

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New technologies revolutionise prosthetics

New technologies revolutionise prosthetics

Lamborghini, best known for high performance cars is teaming up with the Houston Methodist Research Institute to study using composite materials, similar to that used in its supercars, for the development of better prosthetics. The project will be conducted by Dr Mauro Ferrari, the Institute’s president and CEO whose research...

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Disadvantaged children a full “two years behind” their peers when they sit GSCEs

Disadvantaged children a full “two years behind” their peers when they sit GSCEs

The very poorest children in England have fallen further behind their non-disadvantaged classmates since 2007, says newly released research. The Education Policy Institute study has claimed that  disadvantaged pupils in the bottom bracket are over two years behind their classmates when they take their GCSE examinations. This bracket comprises students...

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Number of prospective university students at an eight year low

Number of prospective university students at an eight year low

Since 1871, the Royal Albert Hall has played host to everyone from Edward Elgar to Ed Sheeran, via Winston Churchill, The Beatles and Adele. Now, the Hall’s new Young Producers scheme will give 18 to 25-year-olds the chance to curate their own mini-series of events, providing a pathway into the...

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Autumnal Health Tips

Autumnal Health Tips

The UK has been blessed with one of its best summers in recent memory, but the transition to autumn can be a challenge. To help ease the change, we have put together some autumnal wellness tips to get you ready for the colder months and keep your mental (and physical!)...

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