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Mark Sampson to leave England Women manager's role as racism row continues

Mark Sampson is set to leave his role as manager of the England football team in the midst of an ongoing racism row at the heart of the women’s game. The FA are expected to confirm the news later on Wednesday afternoon with a press conference at Wembley scheduled. The move comes after former Lioness Eni Aluko made allegations of ...

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Elderly and disabled people driven to self-harm amid 'drastic decline' in social care funding under Tories

Elderly and disabled people are being driven to self-inflicted harm due to reductions in the care they receive caused by cuts to the social care sector, research has found.  A survey reveals that social workers are having to “constantly battle” to provide adequate levels of support to vulnerable people in the community. Eye-opening accounts from social workers expose that in ...

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Investigation launched after Chinese man found dead at immigration detention centre

An investigation has been launched after a Chinese man was found dead at an immigration detention centre. The body of the man was discovered at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, on Tuesday. Officers from the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will now begin investigating the circumstances surrounding his death. A Home Office spokesman said: “We can confirm that ...

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Government accused of 'empty promises' on mental health as NHS plans to slash funding

The Government has been accused of “empty promises” over boosting mental health provision as new figures reveal that half of local NHS bodies plan to slash spending on vital services. Cash-strapped Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England said they will reduce the proportion of their budgets spent on offering mental health support in 2017/18, despite previous commitments from Health Secretary ...

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Parents facing £129,000 premium for houses near best state schools, study finds

Parents in England face paying a premium of nearly £129,000 for a home near a top state school, according to new analysis. Properties near top state schools have an average house price of £415,844 – which is £128,615 or 45 per cent higher than the average house price across the country at £287,229. This average house price of £415,844 near a top ...

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Quarter of young people in constant debt as prices increase and wages stagnate, finds study

A quarter of young people in England and Wales are in constant debt, with nearly half having to borrow money, work extra hours or skip meals just to last the month, a study has found. At a time when prices are increasing and wages are stagnating, research shows that an increasing number of young people are struggling financially, with many relying ...

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A quarter of all 14-year-old girls are depressed, research shows

Almost one in four teenage girls suffer from depression, a new study shows, in what experts have described as an “alarming” discovery. Researchers from the UCL (University College London) Institute of Education and the University of Liverpool found that nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of 14-year-old girls and nine per cent of boys the same age are depressed. They also questioned whether parents know the true ...

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UK a nation of smartphone addicts with more than half saying they use theirs too much, research shows

Britain is becoming a nation of smartphone addicts with more than half of the population admitting they use their device too much, according to a new survey. A third of respondents said they wake up to respond to messages or check their device in the middle of the night and 11 per cent admitted to using their smartphone while crossing the ...

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Employers' confidence in the UK economy hits lowest level since Brexit vote

Employers’ confidence in the UK economy has sunk to its lowest level since the Brexit referendum according to the latest survey by recruiters. In September 33 per cent of employers believed the situation was deteriorating, while only 26 per cent believed it was improving, according to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). The resulting net balance of -7 per cent was ...

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YouTube under fire after neo-Nazi and Taliban videos found on site despite being flagged

Extremist footage posted by Islamists and neo-Nazis remains online despite pledges from the world’s largest internet companies to remove it, a study has found. Research carried out by the Henry Jackson Society think-tank found hundreds of extremist videos are available on YouTube, including many that have already been flagged to monitors. One was entitled “Adolf Hitler was right”, another showed ...

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