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Peter Robinson: Cool Negotiator Hit By Scandal

Peter Robinson: Cool Negotiator Hit By Scandal

With a reputation as an ice-cool negotiator, Peter Robinson has survived personal and party scandals to remain at the pinnacl…

  • Plans To Speed Up Adoptions In Queen's …
    Plans To Speed Up Adoptions In Queen's … Sky News - Sat, May 23, 2015

    New plans to speed up adoption rates are going to be included in the Queen's Speech, the Department for Education has announced. Under the proposals, local … More »

  • Oxford students to keep exam attire
    Oxford students to keep exam attire Press Association - Sat, May 23, 2015

    Oxford University students have voted overwhelmingly against ending a centuries-old tradition of wearing gowns, suits and mortarboards to exams. … More »

  • Just like Richard III: Is King Henry …
    Just like Richard III: Is King Henry … IB Times - Fri, May 22, 2015

    Just like Richard III, another English king may have been spending part of his eternity parked beneath cars — or a school. Philippa Langley, who led the search for … More »

  • 89-year-old jailed for child abuse
    89-year-old jailed for child abuse Press Association - Fri, May 22, 2015

    An 89-year-old former teacher and Scout leader has been jailed for seven years for "awful" abuse of two of his pupils. … More »

  • Could another English king be buried …
    Could another English king be buried … Reuters - Fri, May 22, 2015

    Just three years after the extraordinary discovery of King Richard III under a car park, researchers think another medieval English monarch might be found buried … More »

  • Blind Eye To Boozing Poses Threat - …
    Blind Eye To Boozing Poses Threat - … Sky News - Fri, May 22, 2015

    Experts believe the "missing units" are consumed during special occasions like birthdays, weddings and holidays. Mark Bellis from Liverpool John Moores University, … More »

  • Half A Million Smokers Switch To E- …
    Half A Million Smokers Switch To E- … Sky News - Fri, May 22, 2015

    Nearly half a million tobacco smokers in Britain have switched to electronic cigarettes in the last year as they try to kick the habit, according to research. ASH … More »

  • Police save 'Syria trip' sc …
    Police save 'Syria trip' sc … Press Association - Fri, May 22, 2015

    A British schoolgirl's plan to travel to Syria to join Islamic State has been disrupted by police following an undercover newspaper investigation. … More »

  • Two in hospital after drug alert
    Two in hospital after drug alert Press Association - Thu, May 21, 2015

    Two students are still ill in hospital after a drug scare at a university. … More »

  • Five reasons prehistoric women had it …
    Five reasons prehistoric women had it … IB Times - Thu, May 21, 2015

    A study of contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes by anthropologists at University College London has suggested that, far from our common perception of them, our … More »

  • Pianist James Rhodes Can Publish Abuse …
    Pianist James Rhodes Can Publish Abuse … Sky News - Wed, May 20, 2015

    A concert pianist has hailed a ruling that gives him the go-ahead to release a book about sexual abuse he suffered as a child as a victory for freedom of speech - … More »

  • UK Supreme Court overturns ban on abused … Reuters - Wed, May 20, 2015

    By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - A British concert pianist whose autobiography was banned because it contained harrowing details of childhood rape that could … More »

  • Hunt Rules Out Leadership Run: Backs …
    Hunt Rules Out Leadership Run: Backs … Sky News - Wed, May 20, 2015

    Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has ruled out a bid for Labour leadership instead announcing he will back Liz Kendall. In a speech at think-tank Demos, … More »

  • Cyber-security in computing GCSE
    Cyber-security in computing GCSE Press Association - Wed, May 20, 2015

    Students studying computer science are set to learn about cyber-security and how to build an app as part of a new GCSE in the subject. … More »

  • Chinese 'stole US trade secrets …
    Chinese 'stole US trade secrets … Press Association - Wed, May 20, 2015

    Three Chinese nationals who earned advanced degrees from the University of Southern California and three others have been accused of stealing wireless technology … More »

  • Bullying can shorten life - study
    Bullying can shorten life - study Press Association - Wed, May 20, 2015

    Being bullied at school has effects on the body that last for decades and can shorten a person's life, new research suggests. … More »

  • 'Pregnant ex-pupil' principal …
    'Pregnant ex-pupil' principal … Press Association - Tue, May 19, 2015

    An executive principal arrested after reportedly starting a relationship with an ex-pupil who is now said to be expecting his child has quit his teaching roles. … More »

  • Kabbalah teacher Marcus Weston says …
    Kabbalah teacher Marcus Weston says … IB Times - Mon, May 18, 2015

    A teacher of kabbalah has claimed that the ancient Jewish form of mysticism has fans in Buckingham Palace. London-based Marcus Weston told The Times that "members … More »

  • Oxford University says will not invest … Reuters - Mon, May 18, 2015

    The University of Oxford will continue to avoid investments in companies involved in coal extraction and tar sands, the university's highest decision-making body … More »

  • Cut spending for deficit, urges IoD
    Cut spending for deficit, urges IoD Press Association - Mon, May 18, 2015

    The Government must bring down the deficit, while making infrastructure and education its top priorities, members of the Institute of Directors have said. … More »

  • Reforms Will Target 'Coasting' …
    Reforms Will Target 'Coasting' … Sky News - Sun, May 17, 2015

    The reforms would see institutions deemed to be "coasting" - or considered not to be performing as well as they should be - placed on immediate notice to improve. … More »

  • Labour Hopefuls Make Leadership Pit …
    Labour Hopefuls Make Leadership Pit … Sky News - Sat, May 16, 2015

    Labour leadership candidates said they did not anticipate the scale of the party's loss at the General Election as they admitted the party failed to connect with … More »

  • UK academic killed in Kabul attack
    UK academic killed in Kabul attack Press Association - Fri, May 15, 2015

    An attack by the Taliban on a guest house in Kabul which left a Briton dead also claimed the life of a scientist who lectured at an English university. … More »

  • Hornby Reconnects With Thomas Train …
    Hornby Reconnects With Thomas Train … Sky News - Fri, May 15, 2015

    Hornby is to re-establish its link with Thomas the Tank Engine by relaunching its classic range of model trains based on the popular children’s books and TV series. … More »

  • Fingerprint Testing Can Reveal Cocaine …
    Fingerprint Testing Can Reveal Cocaine … Sky News - Fri, May 15, 2015

    The technique, developed by researchers at the University of Surrey, allows for the detection of chemical indicators which show the drug has been ingested. Dr … More »