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Labour can’t simply jeer at the Conservatives’ weaknesses

n the last few weeks, Ed Miliband and Ed Balls have almost caught up with George Osborne and David Cameron in terms of public faith in their ability to handle the economy. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Spare a thought for George Osborne next weekend, though of course it may not be easy. If ever there were a reputation […]

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Teachers tempted to rewrite pupils’ exam answers

More than a third of teachers have admitted they could be tempted to re-write their pupils’ exam answers, according to a poll. Some 35% of teachers said the pressure to improve their students’ grades was now so strong they could be persuaded to cheat. A few admitted cheating was already rife in their schools in the survey […]

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What the next generation think about business

At a recent off-the-record recruitment networking event, the mood got lively when the subject turned to current graduates. “Unemployable,” chimed one. “Hopeless,” chipped in another. For a while now, mutterings in such circles have hinted at the growing frustration felt by some traditional employers towards the “Generation Y” age group – defined here as being […]

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Greece: Compulsory health checks for migrants

Describing the problem posed by a burgeoning population of undocumented immigrants in central Athens as “a ticking time bomb for public health,” Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis and Health Minister Andreas Loverdos announced on Sunday that all migrants will henceforth need a health certificate proving that they have no infectious diseases.   In a joint […]

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