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Report reveals shocking scale of sexual harassment suffered in classrooms OVER a third of girls have been sexually harassed at school, a new study reveals today. The scale of endemic sexism in Britain’s schools has been exposed as MPs join teachers in...

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Ex-fire chief who led cuts appointed to Grenfell panel

by Felicity Collier A FORMER fire chief who supported cuts to stations, engines and firefighter numbers has been appointed to the witness panel of the Grenfell Tower inquiry. The decision to hire ex-chief fire officer (CFO) Steve McGuirk as the first...

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Kerslake’s trust put in special measures

Even ex-Civil Service head couldn’t turn round cuts basket case AN NHS trust whose chairman has resigned in protest at the dire shortage of government funding was put into special measures yesterday. Lord Kerslake, a former head of the Civil Service,...

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Maduro hails socialist gains

VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro praised the “extraordinary electoral part­icipation” in weekend local polls as socialists made sweeping gains. United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) candidates won all but one of the 40 municipalities that...

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Emboldened Netanyahu set straight by EU

US claim of Jerusalem as Israel capital rejected EUROPEAN leaders roundly rejected calls to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital yesterday. Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Brussels for talks with EU foreign ministers yesterday, the first time an...

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Museum grab condemned as ‘bid to humiliate’ Catalonia

MADRID was accused of plundering Catalonia yesterday after police swooped at 3am to remove artefacts from a regional museum. The Spanish government had ordered the retrieval of 44 medieval items stored in the Catalan Museum of Lleida. The artworks...

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Grenfell victims still sidelined

PROMISES of rehousing made to survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster by Tory politicians at national and local level have been revealed as having the consistency of pie crust. It beggars belief that, six months on, 150 Grenfell families remain in...

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Guitar over Gaza

Chris Searle on Jazz John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension: Live at Ronnie Scott’s (Mediastar2) JOHN McLAUGHLIN’S Gaza City, from his March 2017 album Live at Ronnie Scott’s is one of those very few and precious recorded jazz performances that...

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State of the Nation(alists)

The SNP is tying itself in knots over Brexit and Indyref2, writes STEPHEN LOW THESE are difficult times for centrists. Stunned by Brexit, their reactions are confused and inconsistent. On a wider political front, faced with multiple and overlapping...

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Christine Keeler: the one that got the blame

PETER FROST muses on the recent death of Christine Keeler IT’S the same the whole world over,/Ain’t it all a bleeding shame,/It’s the rich what gets the pleasure,/and the poor what gets the blame.   Did the Swinging Sixties really exist? Did anything...

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Klopp: I won’t apologise for squad swaps

Liverpool boss says ‘fresh legs’ almost had it on Saturday LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp said yesterday that he will continue to rotate players through his squad and is happy to shoulder the blame when they lose. The German made six changes for the...

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Clement warns City off celebrations

Swansea boss tries to head off repeat of Manchester derby ‘altercation’ PAUL CLEMENT said yesterday that he thinks victory celebrations should not antagonise defeated opponents, with his Swansea side getting set to welcome Premier League leaders...

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Fury returns to London for UKAD steroid hearing

TYSON FURY’S much-delayed UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) hearing resumed yesterday in London, though a verdict is not expected until next year. The 29-year-old former heavyweight champion and his cousin and fellow heavyweight fighter Hughie Fury, 23, tested...

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University chiefs must curb pay excesses, says minister

UNIVERSITIES Minister Jo Johnson said yesterday he would tell higher education bosses to show “restraint” in setting the pay of senior staff, amid a public outcry at the staggering sums received by some vice-chancellors. Mr Johnson pledged that new...

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Melting Pot the crucible of dramatic dud

The Melting Pot Finborough Theatre, London 2/5 THE MELTING Pot had not been seen before now on a British stage in almost 80 years. So it’s somewhat curious that Max Elton’s production opens with an introductory letter to then US president Theodore...

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