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Investment zones could be allowed in England’s national parks
Documents show zones with ‘liberalised’ planning laws could get go-ahead even in the most environmentally protected areas

Sandra Laville and Helena Horton

03, Oct, 2022 @11:03 AM

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Campaigners query UK government’s ability to identify oligarchs’ assets
Transparency International says 33 properties worth £700m may be linked to sanctioned Russians

Jasper Jolly

03, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Environment Agency knew sewage was being dumped into rivers years ago, leak reveals
Exclusive: Revelation comes after agency’s chair told MPs in May the practice had only recently come to light

Rachel Salvidge

01, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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English universities face fines over dropout and employment rates
Criteria on career outcomes, drop-out rates and degree attainment unveiled for system of sanctions

Richard Adams Education editor

30, Sep, 2022 @4:14 PM

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‘Superhero’ moss can save communities from flooding, say scientists
Sphagnum moss found to drastically slow down rainwater runoff in Peak District ‘outdoor laboratory’ study

Waseem Mohamed

30, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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English Heritage to host ghost story tours at five monasteries
Tours at sites in north of England aim to be academically rigorous and shed light on the ruins’ deeper histories

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

30, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Thousands of children at risk as vaccination rates fall in England
Health officials urge parents to ensure children have routine jabs amid fears of measles outbreak

Andrew Gregory Health editor

29, Sep, 2022 @6:20 PM

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Switch from smoking to vaping cuts health risks substantially, report finds
Review of 400 published studies stresses vaping is not risk-free and urges action to reduce teenage use

Ian Sample Science editor

29, Sep, 2022 @4:02 PM

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England’s A-level and GCSE grades to fall to pre-Covid levels in 2023
Some warn about impact on disadvantaged students, who suffered greatest learning loss during pandemic

Richard Adams Education editor

29, Sep, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Almost half of children in England have seen harmful content online – survey
Children’s commissioner raises fears of another tragedy like that of Molly Russell after poll findings

Sally Weale Education correspondent

29, Sep, 2022 @12:38 PM

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English district councils warn support services for poorest face axe
Services such as debt advice and hardship funds under threat amid £400m bill caused by inflation

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

28, Sep, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Dangerous NHS England hospital roofs ‘will not be fixed until 2035’
FoI request reveals long wait to repair roofs at risk of collapse, including those affecting Truss and Coffey constituents

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

28, Sep, 2022 @6:18 PM

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