The Guardian view on teacher workloads: big lessons to learn | Editorial | Opinion

The Guardian view on teacher workloads: big lessons to learn | Editorial | Opinion

The new secretary of state for education, Gavin Williamson, knows a lot about the heavy workloads piled on teachers. His wife used to teach in a primary school. Then she left the profession to become a teaching assistant partly because, he said this month, “there was always a big challenge in terms of workload, and […]

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Woman killed herself after gambling away £36,000 in two weeks leaving mum homeless

Woman killed herself after gambling away £36,000 in two weeks leaving mum homeless

A woman killed herself after gambling away £36,000 in two weeks leaving her mum homeless. Kimberley Wadsworth was given the cash by her mum Kay, 65, who sold her house to get her desperate daughter free of debt. But tragic Kimberly, 32, couldn’t kick the habit, and gambled every penny of the money away. She […]

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Bright pupil at public school with 'fear of failure' died from heroin overdose

Bright pupil at public school with ‘fear of failure’ died from heroin overdose

A former grammar school student with a “fear of failure” died after taking a heroin overdose in a park, an inquest heard. Stockport Coroners’ Court was told Oliver Sharp had battled mental health issues and previously told his parents that ‘he wished to die’ . The ex-Manchester Grammar School pupil was found unresponsive in a […]

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Mum wrongly jailed over fatal house fire became heroin user and 'could not cope'

Mum wrongly jailed over fatal house fire became heroin user and ‘could not cope’

A mum wrongly jailed for causing a house fire which killed her two granddaughters descended into heroin abuse and ‘could not cope’, an inquest into her death heard. Annette Hewins battled for 10 years to clear her name and died after being detained under the Mental Health Act. The 51-year-old served 18 months of a […]

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Nick Carter claims brother Aaron 'threatened to kill his pregnant wife'

Nick Carter claims brother Aaron ‘threatened to kill his pregnant wife’

Nick Carter has filed a restraining order against his pop star brother Aaron, alleging he threatened to kill his pregnant wife and unborn child. Backstreet Boys singer Nick has been granted a temporary order saying Aaron must stay at least 100 feet away from him, his family and his home in Las Vegas. Explaining his […]

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Strictly's Dianne Buswell reveals touching reason for close bond with Joe Sugg's sister Zoella

Strictly’s Dianne Buswell reveals touching reason for close bond with Joe Sugg’s sister Zoella

Strictly Come Dancing professional Dianne Buswell has revealed she has a close emotional bond with her boyfriend Joe Sugg’s sister Zoe, known as Zoella on YouTube. Dianne and YouTuber Joe fell in love when he was partnered with her on Strictly last year. Their relationship is going from strength to strength, and Joe 27, recently […]

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Surfing champion wakes from coma 5 months after heart-wrenching suicide attempt

Surfing champion wakes from coma 5 months after heart-wrenching suicide attempt

Heartbreaking photos capture a surfer moments after he woke from a coma five months after attempting to end his life. Vincent ‘Sunny’ Garcia, 49, also spoke for the first time since he was found unconscious at his home. His eldest daughter Kaila Garcia posted on Instagram : “We are taking one day at a time […]

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Barber killed himself after fearing he was addicted to Xanax he bought online

Barber killed himself after fearing he was addicted to Xanax he bought online

A barber killed himself after fearing he was addicted to medication he bought online. Although Jake McGrath had been prescribed Diazapem by this doctor to help him sleep, he went online to top up the dosage. Through searches on Google he came across anti-anxiety drug Xanax, Manchester Evening News reported . In taking the two […]

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Access to postnatal support in the NHS | Letters | Society

Access to postnatal support in the NHS | Letters | Society

Re calls for the funding of postnatal checks for postpartum women, not just their babies (Letters, 14 September). The focus on postnatal baby health means that women who give birth to a baby who has died before viability – for example, in the second trimester of pregnancy – are often excluded from routine postnatal contact […]

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Dog walker stabbed to death by man who 'heard voices saying they'd kill him'

Dog walker stabbed to death by man who ‘heard voices saying they’d kill him’

A man who stabbed a grandfather to death in a “horrific” attack claimed had he not attacked someone “voices” were going to kill him. David Fleet, 21, attacked Lewis Stone, 71, while the pensioner was out walking his dog near the Borth Wildlife Animal Kingdom in Mid Wales. Fleet pleaded guilty on Monday to manslaughter […]

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