Latest UK News – Oxford University promises admissions ‘sea change’ to take in poorer students | UK News

Bright youngsters whose disadvantaged backgrounds would normally rule them out of a prestigious higher education place are being targeted by new schemes at Oxford University. Following mounting criticism of a lack of diversity among students, the university wants to usher in a “sea change” in how it goes about its annual admissions that will ensure […]

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Latest UK News – Children and young people stuck in mental health hospitals too long, report finds | UK News

By Paul Kelso, health correspondent People with learning disabilities and autism face lengthy periods of seclusion and “punitive care” on mental health units that are “not fit-for-purpose” hospital regulator the Care Quality Commission has found. A CQC review of the use of seclusion, segregation and restraint found that one adult with a learning disability or […]

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Latest UK News – Find out the top ten places to visit in Europe, according to the Lonely Planet guide? | UK News

The bleak beauty of Shetland has helped the group of more than 100 islands into the Lonely Planet travel guide’s top 10 destinations in Europe . The guide praises Shetland’s “awesome coastal trails, wicked wildlife watching, and fabled fish and chip shops”, and suggests visitors “spot otters and orcas from craggy headlands, then ease into […]

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Latest UK News – Privilege to play ‘iconic’ Sir Elton John, says Rocketman star Taron Egerton | UK News

Actor Taron Egerton says it was an “extraordinary privilege” to play “iconic” Sir Elton John in Rocketman. The new biopic, named after Sir Elton’s 1972 hit co-written with lyricist Bernie Taupin, depicts the musician’s rise to fame and personal conflicts with his sexuality, drugs and alcohol. Speaking at the UK premiere, which saw Sir Elton […]

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Latest UK News – Ex-deputy PM Lord Michael Heseltine has Tory whip removed over Lib Dem support | Politics News

Former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has had the Tory whip suspended, after saying he would vote Liberal Democrat at the European elections on Thursday. The long-serving peer should have known that “publicly endorsing the candidates of another party is not compatible” with taking the whip, a Conservative spokesperson said. They confirmed that “this will […]

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Latest UK News – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy dissolves parliament after being sworn in | World News

The new Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has dissolved the country’s parliament just moments after being sworn in. The former TV star, who won 73% of the vote last month, said the parliament – controlled by allies of the man he defeated, Petro Poroshenko – had become corrupt. Parliamentary elections had been scheduled for 27 October, […]

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