University of Bath vice-chancellor voted out in pay row

Image caption Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell has faced criticism over excessive pay The University of Bath’s governing body has voted for the immediate departure of its vice-chancellor, who is the highest-paid in the UK. The university court is also demanding the chair of its governing council and remuneration committee step …

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US holds back $65m aid to Palestinians

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Palestinians like these in Gaza City receive UN food aid The US is withholding more than half of a $125m (£90m) instalment destined for the UN relief agency for the Palestinians, American officials say. It will provide $60 million in aid to the UN Relief …

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Trump Russia: Bannon 'ordered to testify to grand jury'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Steve Bannon (centre) attended a House Intelligence Committee closed door meeting on Tuesday Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, has been summoned to testify before a grand jury, US media report. He was reportedly subpoenaed by former FBI director Robert …

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Carillion apprentices among casualties as firm collapses

Image copyright Kyle Fitzsimmons Image caption Carillion apprentice Kyle Fitzsimmons is weeks away from achieving a higher level carpentry qualification “I’m really worried I might lose access to all my work,” says Kyle Fitzsimmons, who until Tuesday morning was studying for a higher level carpentry apprentice with Carillion in Liverpool. …

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'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShannon says having Harvey, two, has given her life direction Teenage pregnancy rates in the UK have halved in the past eight years, but are still among the highest in Europe. New government guidelines are being released to help councils reduce the …

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Dolores O'Riordan: Police say death is not suspicious

Image copyright PA The death of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan is not being treated as suspicious by the Metropolitan Police. Police also confirmed a report was being compiled ready to hand to the coroner’s office to investigate the causes of O’Riordan’s death. The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, died in …

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