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What we mean when we say ‘abolish the police’

Over the past few weeks you may have heard calls to ‘abolish the police’ or ‘defund the police’. Now, these statements are not quite as radical as they may seem. Apart from a limited number of anarchists, nobody is seriously suggesting we should go without police officers and law enforcement. What is usually meant by…

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Government to introduce T-Levels

More than 5,000 post-GCSE qualifications with a low student intake are to lose funding, as the Department for Education readies itself to release new T-level courses in September of this year. This amounts to 40% of the 12,000 post-16 qualifications that are currently available in England. T-level courses are qualifications that can be taken after…

Science

Brexit and environmental policy

Changes to the UK’s environmental policy are imminent. A key paper authored by an independent group of UK and EU researchers, Brexit and Environment, co-chaired by UEA’s Professor Andy Jordan, concluded that irrespective of the type of Brexit served, the UK will gain greater autonomy in changing its environmental laws.   The UK has been key…

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A helping hand for Norwich schools

Norfolk is receiving a boost in additional funding for schools. The 3.82% increase comes as part of a multi-billion pound investment in primary and secondary education. The government’s extra funding means every secondary school can receive a minimum of £5,000 per pupil.  Norwich North’s MP, Chloe Smith, comments on the “good news for Norwich”, claiming…

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What’s happening to the NHS post-Brexit?

Upon leaving the EU, healthcare benefits will change, with staffing losses, a lack of free healthcare abroad, and limited access to important public health information. Staffing losses are expected to be monumental, with leaked government estimates suggested shortages in nursing could read 20,000 by 2025 if migration is shut off. These losses starting from a…

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