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Warning over school race tactics

Warning over school race tactics

Parents are picking nurseries in the hope of securing their child a place at a favoured primary school, while others are attempting to gain an advantage by winning over teachers with friendliness, a poll suggests.

MPs criticise UK over Taliban raid

MPs criticise UK over Taliban raid

British commanders have been accused by MPs of complacency over a Taliban attack on the main UK base in Afghanistan in which two US marines were killed and more than a dozen other personnel injured.

'Shocking' rise in food banks use

'Shocking' rise in food banks use

Almost a million adults and children received emergency supplies from food banks in the past year, a "shocking" rise of 163% on the previous 12 months amid rising living costs, low pay and welfare problems, a new report has revealed.

Tesco announces fall in profits

Tesco announces fall in profits

Tesco's annual profits have fallen for the second year in succession while latest UK sales figures showed a worsening decline, putting renewed pressure on embattled chief executive Philip Clarke.

'Crucial moment' in Ukraine crisis

'Crucial moment' in Ukraine crisis

Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned the crisis in Ukraine is at a "crucial moment" after local government forces retook an airport from pro-Moscow militia.

Terror suspect ruling over US trial

Terror suspect ruling over US trial

The Home Secretary learns today whether she has succeeded in a fresh attempt to send a UK terror suspect to America for trial, despite a European court ruling blocking his removal.

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