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Girls lack confidence in their ability in maths and science and are therefore put off from applying for jobs in engineering and computing, a new study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows today.

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West Indies win World T20 final against Sri Lanka by 36 runs

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Amol Rajan: Strauss's lesson: lead from front and mind the KPs

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Business leaders urged the Government to show some “backbone” and drive economic growth today after they slashed their forecasts for this year and next.

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