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Saint’s bone, found in rubbish, returned to Catholic Church

[ad_1] Image copyright Historic Images / Alamy Stock Photo Image caption The Martyrdom of St Clement by Bernardino Fungai, about 1500 A drama that spans a continent and 2,000 years, includes the execution of a Pope by drowning and a central London car break-in, has culminated in a ceremony at Westminster Cathedral.A case, containing a fragment of bone, purported to belong to St Clement who was ordained by St Peter
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Young people ‘see cannabis as safer than alcohol’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images "For me, having cannabis in the evening is the equivalent of having a glass of wine on a Friday night."People of my generation see cannabis as safer than drinking and safer than smoking," says Faye, 22."The health risks [of drinking and smoking] have been drummed into us."Faye's comments come as Lord Hague has said he wants to see "decisive change" in the law on cannabis
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Which university courses boost graduates’ wages the most?

[ad_1] Going to university should mean you earn more over your lifetime. But how much difference does the choice of university and subject actually make? The impact these educational decisions have on English students - after taking into account their background and how well they were doing academically before university - has been calculated for the first time by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.So if you know what kind of
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Fake news harms children’s self-esteem and trust, say MPs

[ad_1] Image copyright Ysgol Maesteg A few weeks ago, Chloe, 13, shared a hoax story about the alleged death of a favourite actor, Sylvester Stallone. "I thought it was real and shared it with family members. A lot of people were quite upset," she says.When the truth emerged that Sylvester Stallone was alive and well, Chloe says she felt stupid. "I should have looked into it a bit more before
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University is Pompey’s top summer signing

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images When a gruff US media tycoon says: "Drop everything else and do that," they're not usually talking about a university sponsorship deal.But former Disney boss Michael Eisner, now owner of Portsmouth Football Club, is a passionate advocate of a partnership that will see the University of Portsmouth's logo being unveiled on the team's shirt later this month.Corporate sponsors might more often be airlines, online gambling
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‘Miss! Are your classes making me blind?’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images "Miss, miss! Are your classes making me blind?"It sounds like a ridiculous question, but it may actually be grounded in science. A new study, published in the British Medical Journal, says there's "strong evidence" that the longer we spend in education the more likely we are to need glasses.So as concerned hands shoot up in the classroom, how could teachers cope with a barrage of
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Streaming at five set me up to fail, says deputy head

[ad_1] Image copyright Sean Macnamara Image caption Now a deputy head, Sean Macnamara says his education was damaged by streaming Sean Macnamara was put on "the oblong table" for low-ability pupils when he was still in reception. No-one told Sean and his friend Billy what being "an oblong" meant - but they knew. Smart lads like Matthew and Paul (Sean still remembers their names) were on higher-ability tables. Sean believes
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Twins in school: To separate or not to separate?

[ad_1] Image caption Twins: Is separation in school a good idea? Should twins be taught separately or kept together?Recent research says the decision on whether to separate twins should not be dictated by school policy but should be left to the families themselves.Here are the views of three mothers.Melissa, mum to seven-year-old twins, wanted her children to be kept together"I went for our school because it was one-form entry and