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Inside the primary school class with 63 pupils

A primary school was thrust into the spotlight last month when it was revealed it was teaching children in classes of more than 60 pupils. BBC News spent the day at Broadclyst Community Primary School in Devon to get a flavour of what it's like to be...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Jimmy Carter in hospital for brain procedure

Jimmy Carter in hospital for brain procedure

Former US President Jimmy Carter, 95, has been admitted to hospital in Atlanta for a procedure to relieve brain pressure. The pressure comes from bleeding caused by recent falls, the Carter Center said in a statement. The procedure is scheduled to...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
Thurrock Lib Dem candidate steps down in tweets row

Thurrock Lib Dem candidate steps down in tweets row

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Thurrock in Essex has stood down after being accused of posting racist and homophobic tweets 10 years ago. Screenshots purporting to show Kevin McNamara social media comments have been circulating, prompting his...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
The company decoding African DNA to help fight diseases

The company decoding African DNA to help fight diseases

Black Africans are at disadvantage when it comes to drug treatments because they represent only 2% of the genetic samples used for pharmaceutical research, but a new Nigeria-based genomics company wants to change that. This dearth of genetic studies...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
General election 2019: Tories step up attack on Labour spending plans

General election 2019: Tories step up attack on Labour spending plans

The Conservatives have launched a fresh attack on what they say are Labour's "reckless" spending plans. Labour has yet to publish its election manifesto - but that has not stopped the Tories from claiming there is a "black hole" in...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Sweden's 100 explosions this year: What's going on?

Sweden's 100 explosions this year: What's going on?

When three explosions took place in one night across different parts of Stockholm last month, it came as a shock to residents. There had been blasts in other city suburbs, but never on their doorstep. Swedish police are dealing with unprecedented...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
The US-China fight over AI: 'We're over-reacting'

The US-China fight over AI: 'We're over-reacting'

"China is betting on AI and investing in AI and deploying AI on a scale no other country is doing," says Abishur Prakash, a futurist and author of books about the effect of artificial intelligence (AI) on geopolitics. As developments in AI...

12 November 2019 in Science &Technology
 
Hillary Clinton: 'Shameful' not to publish Russia report

Hillary Clinton: 'Shameful' not to publish Russia report

It is "inexplicable and shameful" that the UK government has not yet published a report on alleged Russian interference in British politics, Hillary Clinton has told the BBC. The report has formal security clearance, but it will not be...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Cancer patient from Blackwood is first in Wales to get the genetic treatment

Cancer patient from Blackwood is first in Wales to get the genetic treatment

A patient has become the first in Wales to start on a revolutionary new genetic treatment for blood cancer. CAR-T therapy involves genetically modifying a type of the body's immune cells in the hope they will then recognise and destroy cancer cells....

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager

Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager

A teenage boy nearly died after vaping caused a catastrophic reaction in his lungs, doctors in Nottingham say. Ewan Fisher was connected to an artificial lung to keep him alive after his own lungs failed and he could not breathe. Ewan told BBC News...

12 November 2019 in Health
 
Why being kind could help you live longer

Why being kind could help you live longer

What can kindness do for you? Give you a warm glow perhaps, or a feeling of well-being? While that may be true, scientists and academics at a new research centre say it can do much more - it can extend your life. The staff at UCLA's Bedari Kindness...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
Deposit return scheme 'could increase plastic waste'

Deposit return scheme 'could increase plastic waste'

MSPs will be told a deposit return scheme for drinking containers could unintentionally increase plastic waste. In May the Scottish government announced a deposit of 20p would be added to some plastic drinking containers, cans and glass. Aluminium...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Southwell Minster scanned using 3D technology

Southwell Minster scanned using 3D technology

A 12th Century cathedral has been scanned using 3D technology in the event of it ever being damaged. Mark Williams, from Maptek, said the fire in April at Notre Dame in Paris, motivated him to carry out the work at Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire....

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Conned out of my life savings, then 'failed' by police

Conned out of my life savings, then 'failed' by police

"I felt devastated, absolutely devastated and so guilty. My life collapsed really". Cynthia Tuck remembers the moment she realised she had been conned out of her life savings, and those of her late husband, George. She'd become one of dozens...

12 November 2019 in Business
 
Labour promises free jobs retraining for adults

Labour promises free jobs retraining for adults

Labour is promising a £3bn plan to offer adults in England free access to retraining to help their job chances and to tackle skills shortages. Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner wants to "throw open the door" to adults wanting to learn...

11 November 2019 in Regional
 


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