Again, again! That is the best way to learn to read

Familiar books help children retain new words, study says

It’s now accepted that learning has to be profitable to be valid

Sussex University has decided to go private - and the students aren't happy

Children from wealthy homes more likely to be bullied at school, research claims

Children from wealthy homes are more likely to be picked on and bullied at school because of their background, according to new research published today.

Case study: ‘I wanted to get the right job’

Paul Jaffe, Property valuation and law graduate

British snowboarder Emily Watts in critical condition after accident in French Alps

A British student left critically ill after a snowboarding accident in the French Alps is still fighting for her life, her family said today.

'Violent thugs' hurl rocks and tomatoes at Conservative MP Mike Weatherley ahead of squatting debate in Brighton

A Conservative MP and his entourage have been attacked at Sussex University by protesters angry about the illegalisation of squatting.

Brain gene APOE e4 linked to dementia

A gene with links to late-onset dementia is also suspected of boosting people's brains in their youth, according to a study.

So you want to be a journalist? A Masters has never been more important

As journalism evolves, qualifications are ever more vital, says Russ Thorne

Kim Sears, Andy Murray’s girlfriend of five years, was a special one in the crowd

Trending: Behold Kim – the royalty of the players' box

In a Centre Court boasting Victoria and David Beckham, the Prime Minister, and, um, Sir Cliff Richard, there was one person detracting stares from the Middletons on Sunday – Kim Sears, Andy Murray's girlfriend of five years.

Alarm at 'shocking despair' of women's prisons

The way women are treated in prisons will leave England and Wales "aghast and ashamed" in years to come, the Chief Inspector of Prisons said today.

Young people 'underestimate alcohol units' says research

Many young people underestimate how much alcohol they drink even if they have some knowledge of the Government's guidelines on sensible consumption, a study says.

Margareta Pagano: The unknighting of Fred Goodwin can only be redeemed by genuine reform

Stripping Goodwin of his honour was contrary to natural justice and the least the coalition can do now is ensure our dysfunctional financial system is fixed

Teenager hit by bus dies

A 17-year-old boy died after he was hit by a bus in a village, police said.

The Turn of the Screw, Glyndebourne, Lewes

It's not only the narrative tension that turns on interlocking screws in Glyndebourne's production of Britten's claustrophobic masterpiece.

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'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'

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'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
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Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

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