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Pressure to look perfect hits girls’ confidence, say Guides

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 4, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Girls say concerns about their looks are holding them back Girls in the UK are markedly less confident about their looks than they were five years ago, research by Girlguiding suggests. Just 61% of 1,627 seven- to 21-year-old girls polled for the 2016 Girls’ Attitudes Survey felt happy about their [...]

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UK troops to be ‘protected from vexatious claims’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 4, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA The government is to unveil a legal measure it says will protect UK troops from “vexatious” legal claims. The change in policy, to be announced at the Conservative conference, would mean parts of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) could be suspended during future conflicts. Much of the litigation faced by [...]

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Student doctor numbers to rise by 25%

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 4, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright YakobchukOlena The number of medical school places will increase by 25% in 2018 under plans to make England “self-sufficient” in training doctors. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to announce an expansion in training places from 6,000 to 7,500 a year. He believes increasing the number of home-grown doctors will be essential given the [...]

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