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The United States has for the first time used one of its largest conventional bombs, dropping it on hideouts of the so-called Islamic State group in Afghanistan. PJ Crowley, former assistant secretary of state under President Obama, says President Trump is "loosening the reins" on the military and giving them freedom of action. Professor Michael...

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Does the current national curriculum fail to prepare children for living and working in the digital age? Ian Livingstone, author of Hacking the Curriculum, thinks coding and computing are essential skills that should be taught in all modern schools through the use of gaming. Sue Freestone, Principal of King’s Ely in Cambridgeshire, says...

Wiltshire Police has confirmed that two people arrested following child abuse allegations against former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath have been released. The two unnamed suspects, the only ones to have been arrested, were also told they face no further action. Nonetheless the force has said it remains an active investigation. Dr Richard...

Two in every three people who work in the financial sector are based outside the capital so cities like Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester have a lot to worry about if Britain is to lose its global status over Brexit. The City of London dominates coverage but it matters to the whole country what sort of deal we get for...