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Daily News Summary
8 August 2019

image TV show sheds light on funding pressures in schools
image Millions of girls missing out on after-school clubs due to period poverty
image 'Cutting air pollution could reduce asthma cases in children'
image More primary schools staying open over summer
image Peers warn of 'severe financial consequences' facing universities

TV show sheds light on funding pressures in schools

 

'The Secret Teacher', a new programme on Channel 4, features the founder of a multi-million-pound marketing company going undercover as a classroom support worker at Haileybury Turnford School in Hertfordshire. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

Millions of girls missing out on after-school clubs due to period poverty

 

New findings from Always, a sanitary product provider, suggest 26 per cent of girls aged 10 to 18 avoid social situations as a result of period poverty. By Emma Elsworthy, Daily Mirror.

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Daily Mirror

'Cutting air pollution could reduce asthma cases in children'

 

Scientists from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health have said reducing pollution levels to the limits recommended by the World Health Organisation could prevent 10,000 cases of asthma in children in Britain each year. By Ben Webster, The Times.

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The Times

More primary schools staying open over summer

 

The number of schools offering the School Holiday Enrichment Programme, a Welsh summer scheme that provides children with meals and activities to participate in, has risen by 43 per cent this year. By Daniel Davies, BBC News.

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BBC

Peers warn of 'severe financial consequences' facing universities

 

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has warned proposed tuition fee cuts, the loss of EU grants and difficulties associated with obtaining visas post-Brexit could jeopardise university research in the UK. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

 

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