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Stepmums and birth mums figure out how to get along

This group of women, who don’t know each other, have come together to figure out how to manage one of the most challenging relationships; that between birth mums and stepmums. They ask each other questions they’d never normally get to ask, such as ‘what do you think my role is in your child’s life?’ and ‘why don’t you want me ...

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Newspaper headlines: University ‘crackdown’ and a coffee cup levy

Newspaper headlines: University ‘crackdown’ and a coffee cup levy By BBC News Staff Image caption School students are facing a “crackdown on easy uni offers”, according to the i. The story refers to the rising trend in unconditional offers from universities. The trend has apparently led “too many sixth-formers” to quit school before finishing their final year, and the paper ...

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Teacher who led Aberfan pupils to safety dies, aged 75

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHettie Williams spoke in 2016 about how she remembered the Aberfan pupils (archive footage) The schoolteacher who led her young pupils to safety after the 1966 Aberfan disaster has died, aged 75. Hettie Williams was teaching at Pantglas Junior School when a coal tip slid down the mountainside, engulfing the village. The ...

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Eurozone bailout programme is finally over

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Greece is “turning a page” in ending its bailout programme The eurozone passes an important milestone on 20 August. The date marks the formal end of the bailout of Greece. It is the final country to be receiving emergency loans in the wake of Europe’s financial crisis. The last ...

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Newham police escape: Cheering onlookers condemned

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe confrontation and escape were filmed onlookers A police officer has condemned people who cheered a man escaping police after a confrontation which left two officers requiring hospital treatment. The incident on Romford Road, Newham, east London, was filmed and shared on social media with laughter and shouts of encouragement clearly audible. ...

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Crews tackle fire at Emma Bridgewater pottery factory in Stoke

Image copyright Craig James Harris Image caption The blaze was brought under control within 90 minutes Six fire crews tackled a blaze at a pottery factory in Stoke-on-Trent. The fire in a building at the Emma Bridgewater site was brought under control within 90 minutes, Staffordshire’s fire service said. One building at the factory in Lichfield Street, Hanley was “well ...

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