Virginia Governor’s Race Tightens as Focus Grows on “Parents’ Rights,” Abortion & Trump

We look at the Virginia gubernatorial race, where former Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe is facing Republican Glenn Youngkin, the former CEO of a private equity firm. President Joe Biden, who has campaigned with McAuliffe, warns Youngkin is an extremist in the vein of former President Trump. A major point of contention is Youngkin’s push for …
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Kids and parents say ‘hands off our school’ to unwanted academy order

Community campaigners are fighting back against attempts to turn their Sussex primary school into an academy. NEU members will go on strike next week to protest the Interim Executive Board’s (IEB) decision to apply for an academy order for Peacehaven Heights primary school. The IEB has applied for an order despite consultation on turning the …
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Parents urged to keep childhood vaccination appointments during national COVID-19 restrictions

Public Health England (PHE) is reminding parents that the national COVID-19 restrictions should not stop children from receiving life-saving vaccines. The NHS is ensuring that appointments are still available and that routine vaccinations should continue to go ahead. Following the introduction of lockdown on 23 March 2020 and during the following 3 to 4 weeks, …
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Police ‘threatened’ parents of a murdered woman with £6,000 legal bill

A police force “threatened” an elderly couple with a £6,000 legal bill as they sought answers over their daughter’s murder, their lawyer has claimed. Fighting for justice Peter and Elizabeth Skelton have spent almost a decade fighting for justice after their daughter Susan Nicholson was killed in 2011. Initially, Sussex Police ignored their pleas for …
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“It’s Criminal”: Biden Slams Trump as Gov’t Can’t Find Parents of 545 Children Separated At Border

During the second and final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, moderator Kristen Welker asked Trump and Biden about immigration and family separation. Trump deflected questions during the debate, repeatedly stating that the Obama-Biden administration “built the cages” and falsely claiming that kids seeking asylum in the U.S. are “well taken care of.” However, the Trump …
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"It's Criminal": Biden Slams Trump as Gov't Can't Find Parents of 545 Children Separated at Border

During the second and final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, moderator Kristen Welker asked Trump and Biden about immigration and family separation. Trump deflected questions during the debate, repeatedly stating that the Obama-Biden administration “built the cages” and falsely claiming that kids seeking asylum in the U.S. are “well taken care of.” However, the Trump …
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University opening too soon and ministers breaking rules to blame for Northumbria outbreak, pupils and parents say

The blame for a sharp rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases at Northumbria University should not be given solely to students, pupils and their parents have said. A spokesperson for the university, based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, said that as of Friday 2 October it was aware of 770 students testing positive. 78 of them are symptomatic. Responsibility …
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Correspondence: Guidance to parents and guardians: when you should book a coronavirus test for your child

The letter explains that you should only book a test if your child has any of these 3 coronavirus symptoms: a high temperature: any new high temperature where your child feels hot to touch on their chest or back (you do not need to measure the temperature) a new continuous cough: coughing a lot for …
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