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Chinese man loses licence after building his own tank

Chinese man loses licence after building his own tank By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright CCTV Image caption After being spotted by police, perhaps Mr Huang should have worked harder on the camouflage A Chinese man has been reprimanded by the police and had his …

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Teenage campaigner challenges 100-calorie snack advert

Image caption Tallulah, 18, was in hospital with an eating disorder “The 100-calorie snack benchmark assumes that all children’s needs are the same,” says Tallulah Self, 18, who has a history of anorexia nervosa. “It’s like saying all cars need the same fuel – and the same amount.” Tallulah is …

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Welsh school ratings show improvement

Image copyright sturti/Getty Images There has been an improvement in school performance, according to annual categorisation ratings. Hundreds of schools are placed into colour-coded support categories – green, yellow, amber and red. Two thirds of secondary and more than 85% of primary schools are green and yellow, which the education …

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Religious extremists 'trying to pervert education'

Image copyright Getty Images Religious extremists are using schools to narrow children’s horizons and “pervert education”, England’s chief inspector of schools is warning. Amanda Spielman says some community leaders see schools as vehicles to “indoctrinate impressionable minds” – with extremist ideology in some cases. Ofsted inspectors are increasingly coming into …

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Russians athletes Olympics ban overturned

Bobsleigher Aleksandr Zubkov was the flag bearer for Russia in Sochi XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. A decision to overturn the Olympic life bans of 28 Russian athletes …

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