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  • Health care in Ireland leaves much to be desired 21 Mar 2019 18:22 Economist AS THE UNITED KINGDOM prepares to slip its European moorings, the ties that bind it together are also under strain. In Northern Ireland, which (like Scotland) voted to remain, there is often talk that a “hard Brexit” could even build new momentum for a …
  • UK Schools Should Do Right by LGBT Students 21 Mar 2019 14:18 Human Rights Watch Rainbow flags symbolizing LGBT rights. © 2017 Reuters Debate is growing in the UK over schools teaching children about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) identities and relationships. When a Birmingham school started the “No Outsiders” program, …
  • May 'hopes' UK will leave EU with a deal 21 Mar 2019 13:28 BBC Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May has said she "sincerely hopes" the UK will leave the EU with a deal and she is still "working on" ensuring Parliament's agreement. Arriving in Brussels, she said that she had "personal …
  • Brexit: Theresa May 'hopes' UK will leave EU with a deal 21 Mar 2019 13:24 BBC Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May has said she "sincerely hopes" the UK will leave the EU with a deal and she is still "working on" ensuring Parliament's agreement. Arriving in Brussels, she said that she had "personal …
  • May 'hopes' UK will leave EU with a deal 21 Mar 2019 13:15 BBC Image copyright AFP Theresa May has said she "sincerely hopes" the UK will leave the EU with a deal and she is still "working on" ensuring Parliament's agreement. Arriving in Brussels, she said that she had "personal regret…
  • Parents risking £180 fines because of their child's poor dental health 21 Mar 2019 11:49 Birmingham Mail It’s no secret that fines have been put in place to target children who are absent from school without a just reason. The matter has been the topic of much debate amongst parents. And, according to new findings from an online pharmaceutical company, …
  • Analysis: UK PM risks violence and loses even more allies 21 Mar 2019 09:44 Mace and Crown But after months of wrangling with lawmakers, resulting in a failure to get her deal approved by parliament, May will instead ask her fellow EU leaders for three more months to get Brexit completed. Appealing directly to the British public through a …
  • Instagram 'is now out of control' as children are bombarded with damaging eating disorder images 21 Mar 2019 02:52 Charleston Daily Mail Instagram 'is now out of control' as children are bombarded with damaging eating disorder images, warn top psychiatrists The Royal College of Psychiatrists issued the warning following new research Instagram is awash with vast pictures encouraging  …
  • One in five Chinese children is overweight or obese, study reveals 21 Mar 2019 01:03 Beijing News The research, published Tuesday, found that while China's rapid economic growth over the past two decades had been accompanied by a reduction in childhood growth stunting and thinness, the country has also seen a four-fold rise in the number of …
  • UK sports minister vows to increase girls and women participation levels 20 Mar 2019 16:36 Week The United Kingdom’s minister for sport Mims Davies has revealed that the government is aiming to increase sports participation among children and in particular young girls. According to Sport England’s Active Lives survey published in December 2018 just …