Damage and disillusion caused by A-level downgrades

• As a former secondary headteacher and director of education I was awarded a CBE for services to education. I now find myself ashamed of the education system that I was proud to be part of for over 50 years. My granddaughter has wanted to be a doctor since the premature death of her stepfather […]

Top universities accused of inflexibility over A-level downgrades

Prof Sir Anton Muscatelli, the chair of the Russell Group, said: “It is a unique and unprecedented results season and our universities are being as flexible as possible with admissions. They are taking a range of factors into account to ensure no students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, are unfairly affected and can benefit from […]

Gavin Williamson under pressure to resign over A-level results ‘fiasco’

“Gavin Williamson is an education secretary out of his depth and out of excuses,” she said. “He must take responsibility for his mistakes and step down with immediate effect. Our young people and our country cannot afford these blunders to continue into September ahead of a potential second wave.”

Body cam footage shows harrowing Lodi train track rescue

“Officer Urrea risked her own life to save another and her actions prevented a tragedy today,” the Lodi Police Department wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. “We are extremely proud of Officer Erika Urrea and her heroism.”

Chicago rapper FBG Duck, 26, may have been killed in retaliation for mocking dead rival gang members in rap video – and he was tracked down to Gold Coast neighborhood where he was shot because he was livestreaming his travels, officials say

It is just the latest incident of violence to rock Chicago, which has seen murders soar by 152 percent and shootings rise 62 percent in the past four weeks, compared with the same time period last year, according to Chicago Police Department data. 

A-level results: Paralympic ambitions for injured horse-riding teen

A-level pupils find out ‘cancelled summer’ results Minister makes pledge on A-level grades in Wales Student’s ‘terrifying experience’ during pandemic Instagram hit for Cardiff student who posts revision notes “Leonie has worked incredibly hard and took part in the Biology Olympiad this year, which shows you how much effort she’s put in,” he said.

Tracks of the week reviewed: Billie Eilish, Ava Max, Action Bronson

Ava Max Who’s Laughing Now If you’re the one person waiting for Ava Max to bring out a sequel to 2018’s irritating earworm Sweet But Psycho, then good news: Who’s Laughing Now is basically the same song but with one horrible personality trait (psychotic) swapped with another (smug). If you’re one of the other 7.6 […]

British field hockey star retires after freak head injury

LONDON (AP) — A field hockey player who helped Britain win a gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics announced her retirement on Thursday after failing to recover from head trauma caused by hitting a brick wall hard while laughing at a joke.

Dylan Hartley, former England captain, retires from rugby because of injury

Former teammates for England and Northampton followed Jones in paying tribute. “So much will be said about all his achievements and status within the game … and rightly so,” said Tom Wood, who played alongside Hartley for club and country. “I’m just sad to see another of my mates have to step away from the […]

Horrific moment ‘cops shoot Portland protester in the head with rubber bullet leaving him with gruesome injury’

“In my opinion, the fault lies with the feds at the scene…needlessly firing into a general peaceful unarmed crowd and aiming for the head,” she said, adding the impact munitions are described as less lethal. “No rounds of any kind should be shot at any unarmed person.”