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Sunday trading change ‘dead’ after Commons defeat for Cameron

Number 10 has conceded that its plans to relax Sunday trading laws are dead in the water, after David Cameron suffered his first House of Commons defeat since the election at the hands of his own Conservative MPs. The government’s attempt to let shops trade for longer than six hours each Sunday was voted down after 26 Tory backbenchers teamed Read More


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Palace complains over report the Queen backs EU exit

ritain’s Queen Elizabeth visits the National Memorial to the Few in Folkestone, southern England March 26, 2015 in Folkestone, England. REUTERS/CHRIS JACKSON/POOL Buckingham Palace said it had launched an official complaint with Britain’s press watchdog on Wednesday over a newspaper report that Queen Elizabeth backs a British exit from the European Union, saying the monarch remains politically neutral. Under the Read More


Nations ranked on their vulnerability to cyberattacks

Damaging cyberattacks on a global scale continue to surface every day. Some nations are better prepared than others to deal with online threats from criminals, terrorists and rogue nations. Data-mining experts from the University of Maryland and Virginia Tech recently co-authored a book that ranked the vulnerability of 44 nations to cyberattacks. Lead author V.S. Subrahmanian discussed this research on Read More


The Keys to Unlocking Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

No matter where you are in the world, I’d bet good money that any parent you meet would tell you the same thing: Raising their child is the most important job they’ll ever have. Bringing a human being into the world and guiding him or her safely into adulthood is both an awesome privilege and a weighty responsibility – and Read More


Smartwatches that allow pupils to ‘cheat’ in exams for sale on Amazon

The watches are making exams a ‘nightmare to administer’, according to one deputy head Smartwatches that allow pupils and students to cheat in exams are being openly sold on Amazon. An advert for one such watch, which has 4GB of memory, was offered on the website for £44.95. “This watch is specifically designed for cheating in exams with a special Read More


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More than a third of 8.4m BHS loan went to four directors

Guardian understands quartet from Retail Acquisitions Limited shared £3m days after buying struggling department store chain BHS could implement job cuts as part of effort to turn company fortunes around. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA More than a third of an £8.4m loan taken out of BHS by its new owners in March last year went to four directors who were part Read More


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The 3 Biggest Reasons Your Diet Isn’t Working

If you had a nickel for every time you went on a diet … Or, scratch that, if you actually lost a pound every time you went on a diet, well, you’d have no reason to diet! Unfortunately, for a lot of people, diets tend to cause more frustration than actual weight loss. And the reasons are way simpler than Read More


Student loans: Teachers should have debts written off after 10 years in classroom, headteachers declare

Teachers conduct lessons in subjects outside their field in many schools Getty Teachers should have their student loan debts written off after spending 10 years in the classroom, as part of a package to help solve the recruitment crisis in schools, head teachers have declared. The idea is one of a series of measures being put forward by the Association Read More


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Bank pledge adds to fears that EU referendum will cause market turmoil

Central bank will open lending facility on three extra days to prevent financial sector suffering a credit squeeze at time of vote Bank of England governor is to face questions on Brexit. Photograph: Luke Macgregor/Reuters The Bank of England has heightened fears that Britain’s referendum on EU membership will destabilise already fragile financial markets, pledging to provide extra funds to Read More


Will That Product Really Give Me Cancer?

My sister-in-law recently was looking at weightlifting equipment. She was surprised when she found a warning label saying it might cause cancer. She then asked me: Would this product really give her cancer? The short answer: it depends. Back in 1986, California passed a law requiring manufacturers to put a warning label on products that contain carcinogens, or substances that Read More