News George Osborne has been accused of burying a 'stealth cut' in the Autumn statement

More than three million low-income families risk missing out on the economic recovery even if wages start to keep pace with inflation, according to an analysis for The Independent.

Helping hands: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Liz McColgan (right) now coaches her 22-year-old daughter Eilish, a promising steeplechaser

Liz McColgan ‘amazed’ by emotional Commonwealth Game snub

Long-distance legend tells Richard Rae she will have no role in Glasgow

Teenager accused of planning repeat Columbine massacre faces retrial

A teenager accused of planning a “Columbine-style” attack on his former school will face a re-trial after an Old Bailey jury were unable to reach verdicts on two terrorism charges.

Girl dies after being bitten by a dog in Mountsorrel

A young girl has died after being bitten by a dog, Leicestershire Police said.

Police told arsenal was ‘experiment’ by teenager accused of planning to emulate Columbine massacre

A teenager accused of planning to emulate the Columbine massacre told police he had been “experimenting” as they found weapons in his bedroom, a court heard.

Teenager accused of planning repeat Columbine massacre ‘asked teacher’s advice on gun,’ court hears

The science teacher of a teenager accused of planning a repeat of the Columbine massacre told a court the boy asked him which gun he would prefer to be shot with. The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also asked for advice from the chemistry teacher about making explosives and told him he wanted to “blow up a mosque,” the Old Bailey heard.

Swimming: Struggling GB turn to Tim Jones

Former international Tim Jones has been appointed to the post of head of performance pathway for British Swimming.

The chief executive of the AQA exam board said he felt the B grade at A-level was assuming far greater importance

Three Bs at A-level? Too many teenagers are in danger of being written off, say heads

'There is quite a lot of value in obtaining other grades'

Watch what you type: Loughborough considers monitoring student emails

Loughborough university is looking at the possibility of implementing software that would take data from students’ attendance, email contact with staff and meetings.

Great escape: A crash course in summer holidays

School summer holidays are in full swing - but the Great British exodus to the sun is a relatively new invention

Psychologist Dr Mark Bawden is part of the backroom team at Loughborough

The Ashes: England have backroom bases covered

Delivering Kevin Pietersen back to the brink of full fitness is the latest triumph of England's backroom team, but it should be no surprise – they have the best support staff in the game.

Ennis-Hill competing in the long jump at last weekend's Anniversary Games

World Championships: Jessica Ennis-Hill's hopes lifted by Tatyana Chernova's withdrawal

Jessica Ennis-Hill's chances of winning heptathlon gold at the World Championships have been boosted by the defending champion, Tatyana Chernova, pulling out.

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Anniversary Games: Jessica Ennis-Hill set to take part at Olympic Stadium

The Olympic heptathlon winner returned to action earlier this week

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill makes impressive comeback - but says it is too early to take decision on World Championships

The heptathlete recorded a personal best in the javelin

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill to make comeback with low-key return in Loughborough

Heptathlete will take part in Loughborough European Athletics Permit meeting tonight

Steve Fudge: Jonnie Peacock wants it all now but he must learn to be patient

He’s brilliant, almost to the extent where he’s thinking and worrying about stuff too much

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