Hotel scheme ‘will cut rough sleeping after virus’

Giving rough sleepers rooms in hotels should lead to a significant long-term reduction in rough sleeping after the coronavirus outbreak, says a charity for homeless people. Around 2,000 people have been brought in off the streets in England and put into Travelodges and budget hotels. St Mungo’s charity says it is an unprecedented opportunity to stop people returning to the […]

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No room for you in lectures, top universities tell first-year students

Students at prestigious universities have been turned away from overcrowded lectures and told to watch classes online or in overflow rooms. The Observer found that students paying £9,250 or more in Manchester, Nottingham and Lancaster, had struggled to get a seat in lectures. Manchester University maths students in a 600-capacity hall were given slips with a link to a YouTube […]

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Outstanding primary schools fail Ofsted inspections under sudden rule switch

The eight-year-old boy was meeting the Ofsted inspector for the first time. “What do you remember learning in history?” she asked, tapping on her iPad. It was months since his year did the subject but he thought of something: “The Vikings.” And what did he learn about the Vikings? “They invented dragons,” he replied. Under the inspectorate’s new framework, introduced […]

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