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Williamson insists exam results will be fair amid grade inflation concerns

The Education Secretary has insisted A-level and GCSE grades decided by teachers will be fair amid concerns that a “rock cake of grade inflation” could be baked into the system. Gavin Williamson confirmed to MPs that “no algorithm” will be used to decide grades this summer, with the judgment of teachers relied on instead and […]


David Walliams and Martin Clunes among stars to settle phone hacking claims

David Walliams and Martin Clunes are among a number of high profile celebrities to have formally settled damages claims over phone hacking against a newspaper publisher at the High Court. The Britain’s Got Talent judge and Doc Martin star have received “substantial compensation” and a public apology after bringing legal action against Mirror Group Newspapers […]


Thousands of jobs impacted as Asda launches major restructuring

Asda has launched consultations with around 5,000 staff over a major restructuring which could put around 3,000 back office store workers at risk. The supermarket giant said the restructuring has been driven by the “structural shift” towards online grocery shopping during the pandemic. The grocery firm said it also plans to create around 4,500 separate […]


Khashoggi filmmaker hopes Boris Johnson reconsiders Saudi relationship

The director of a new documentary about the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi has said he hopes viewers are inspired to demand Boris Johnson reassesses the UK’s relationship with Saudi Arabia. Mr Khashoggi, who had been critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered inside the Saudi Consulate in Turkey in […]


How will students in England receive exam grades this summer

The Government and Ofqual have unveiled how pupils in England will receive their grades after this summer’s GCSE and A-level exams were cancelled. Here is how it will work, based on what we know so far:   – How will teachers decide pupils’ grades? Teachers will be able to draw on a range of evidence […]


Father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson drowns in Brazil

Two Brazilian football clubs have expressed condolences after the sudden death of the father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker. Brazilian media reported that 57-year-old Jose Agostinho Becker drowned after going for a swim on his property in the city of Lavras do Sul, in the south of the country.   Local police confirmed the body […]


Salmond questions highly irregular Crown Office intervention over evidence

Alex Salmond has questioned the Crown Office’s “unprecedented and highly irregular actions” after it intervened to have his evidence redacted. The Scottish Parliament agreed to belatedly redact large sections of Mr Salmond’s written evidence in which he accused First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of misleading Holyrood and breaching the ministerial code, following a letter from the […]


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