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I would rather swim in sewage than Clean for the Queen

Keep Britain Tidy’s ambition is a worthwhile one, but I won’t be told what to do by the likes of Michael Gove and Boris Johnson The mayor of London, Boris Johnson. ‘He looks a frightful twerp.’ Monday 29 February 2016 15.05 GMTLast modified on Monday 29 February 201615.09 GMT What a bizarre campaign Clean for the Queen is. This week, we’re to Read More


Artificial intelligence ‘should be used to give children one-on-one tutoring’

Academics argue that one-to-one tutoring could provide the most-effective approach to teaching but it’s being held back by a lack of funding iStock Artificial intelligence should be used to provide children with one-to-one tutoring to improve their learning and monitor their well-being, academics have argued. One-to-one tutoring has long been thought the most-effective approach to teaching but would be too Read More


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Is the Sunday roast over – or just getting posher?

The £7 Wetherspoons roast dinner will be served for the last time on Sunday, and sales of roasting joints are declining. But in gastropubs and restaurants, Sunday lunch is the new Saturday night Roast pork at the Pony & Trap in Chew Magna. Photograph: Tim Martin/PR company handout When historians come to pinpoint the decline of British life and its Read More


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Cameron hits back at EU referendum foes with ‘Project Fact’

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron holds a question and answer session with students at University Campus Suffolk in Ipswich Prime Minister David Cameron hit back on Monday at critics who accuse him of using scare tactics to keep Britain in the European Union, saying he was behind “Project Fact” not “Project Fear”. Talking to students in the eastern English town Read More


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Growing up as a leap year baby: ‘Kids would say I didn’t have a real birthday’

Being one of only four million ‘leaplings’ in the world born on 29 February means feeling both a different and unique – and also prompts lots of questions Katie Thompson on her fourth, 14th and 10th birthdays. Photograph: “I’ve never met one of you before.” That’s the first thing most people say upon hearing that I was born on 29 Read More


The 9 British universities that produce the most CEOs

Cambridge is the oldest and most prestigious university on Emolument’s ranking Getty Images It takes grit and determination to run a business, not a degree from Oxford University or the London School of Economics. Emolument.com, the crowdsourced pay-data website, analysed data from 26,000 former students to find the universities with the highest ratio of graduates to chief executives, chief technology Read More


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