Schools engines of social cohesion, says Ofsted boss

Schools in England are the glue that holds communities together, says Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw.
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Scientists at Japan's Jaxa space agency have used data taken from the Selene lunar orbiter to confirm the existence of a 31 mile (50 km) long and 330 foot (100 metre) wide cavern on the surface of t
Researchers in Germany have documented a steep decline in flying insects at dozens of nature reserves. It is thought the decline could be caused by agricultural pesticides.
Jonathan (pictured) and Frederica have enjoyed regular mating sessions since 1991, but it's only recently that vets discovered the elderly's creature's sweetheart is actually male as well.
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Ulster Bank has completed its roll-out of Salesforce Einstein CRM to arm its staff with insights and recommend actions
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Some accounts identified as part of Facebook's investigation into Russia's campaign meddling in the 2016 presidential election- used the social network's Messenger feature.
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The ice giant planet will reach opposition on Thursday, bringing it to the closest point in its orbit to Earth. NASA says it will be visible in the night sky, and may be bright enough to see with th
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Deforestation in Borneo to make space for oil palm plantations has led to huge fires and left orangutans on the brink of extinction, but South-East Asian water monitor lizards have become more abund
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