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Children arriving at school unable to speak or read properly is a 'scandal', minister says

Children arriving at school unable to speak or read properly is a 'scandal', minister says

'This matters, because when you're behind from the start you rarely catch up,' Damian Hinds will say
Theresa May's failure to set out new immigration rules after Brexit will allow fears to be 'exploited' again, MPs warn

Theresa May's failure to set out new immigration rules after Brexit will allow fears to be 'exploited' again, MPs warn

Government accused of leaving a dangerous 'vacuum' allowing the 'misinformation and tensions' of the referendum campaign to be repeated
Local councils forced to publish own proposals on social care funding after losing patience with government delays

Local councils forced to publish own proposals on social care funding after losing patience with government delays

Proposal for new tax on over-40s among options outlined by town hall leaders after ministers push back publication of their own plans
World Cup and heatwave not enough to lift consumer confidence, survey finds

World Cup and heatwave not enough to lift consumer confidence, survey finds

Leading index dips one point to -10 despite as feel-good factor from sport and warn weather fails to materialise
The young don't need a socialist youth service, Jeremy – just give them a job instead

The young don't need a socialist youth service, Jeremy – just give them a job instead

The serious answer to kids messing about with knives and moped muggings isn't to pack them off to sing Hamas protest songs around the camp fire at a Seamas Milne Maoist Summer School. No. The answer
Labour announces plans to make provision of youth services compulsory to tackle violent crime

Labour announces plans to make provision of youth services compulsory to tackle violent crime

'As violent crime continues to rise across the country, it's more vital than ever that we get tough on the causes of crime, as well as crime,' says London mayor Sadiq Khan
Aid sector guilty of 'complacency verging on complicity' over sexual abuse by staff, MPs find

Aid sector guilty of 'complacency verging on complicity' over sexual abuse by staff, MPs find

Damning report says ongoing abuse and exploitation by aid workers was an 'open secret'
Nuclear waste could be buried underneath national parks, say MPs

Nuclear waste could be buried underneath national parks, say MPs

Committee refuses to rule out protected areas as future sites for UK's most toxic radioactive materials
Love Island 2018: Do you really love me?

Love Island 2018: Do you really love me?

As we say goodbye to Love Island Season 4, Christine Manby questions whether true love can be found in an artificial environment
Love Island's Jack and Dani are the brightest star in the hashtag firmament. An Instagram star is born

Love Island's Jack and Dani are the brightest star in the hashtag firmament. An Instagram star is born

Jack and Dani have been no more than a soft string note beneath Love Island's cacophonic symphony of lies and manipulation, but the last lonely crescendo for double violin was worth waiting around all
Brexit will harm both NHS and public's health say doctors as BMA backs Final Say campaign

Brexit will harm both NHS and public's health say doctors as BMA backs Final Say campaign

British Medical Association says failing to give patients an informed decision on their care would see doctors being struck off as study reveals widespread concern about harm to NHS from bad deal
Gatwick: runway closes after British Airways jet makes 'priority' return

Gatwick: runway closes after British Airways jet makes 'priority' return

'The incident is bound to raise questions about the wisdom of allowing aircraft which are not experiencing dire emergencies to a land back at their base'
Loss of habitat blamed for kangaroo breaking into home and causing havoc

Loss of habitat blamed for kangaroo breaking into home and causing havoc

'They do get into trouble in suburbia where we've got urban areas expanding into the fields where they live'
How to apply for Love Island next year and what the producers are looking for in contestants in 2019

How to apply for Love Island next year and what the producers are looking for in contestants in 2019

Fancy a televised two-month love-hunting trip to Majorca? Here's how to be a part of next year's series
Indonesia earthquake: Nearly 700 trekkers being rescued from Mount Rinjani on Lombok island

Indonesia earthquake: Nearly 700 trekkers being rescued from Mount Rinjani on Lombok island

More than 250 people have reached a relief post after being stranded since Sunday
Medical cannabis extract could help pancreatic cancer patients live longer, early study suggests

Medical cannabis extract could help pancreatic cancer patients live longer, early study suggests

'If we can reproduce these effects in humans, cannabidiol could be in use in cancer clinics almost immediately,' says lead researcher
Transfer news: Is 'tokenisation' of players the future of football deals?

Transfer news: Is 'tokenisation' of players the future of football deals?

Everything from bitcoin to art can be traded using blockchain technology – but what about players?