Special needs responsibilities were heaped on councils as funding shrank | Special educational needs

There was a familiar feel to last month’s Commons debate on special needs funding: MPs berating the government over its lack of support for local authorities in England, for the long delays in assessments and severe shortages of special school places. But many of the debate’s most damning complaints came from Conservative MPs, whose reports

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Transaction in Own Shares | Markets Insider

Nordea Bank Abp / Key word(s): Transaction in Own Shares Transaction in Own Shares Nordea Bank Abp: Repurchase of own shares on 16.02.2024 Nordea Bank AbpStock exchange release – Changes in company’s own shares16.02.2024 at 22.30 EET Nordea Bank Abp (LEI: 529900ODI3047E2LIV03) has on 16.02.2024 completed repurchases of own shares (ISIN: FI4000297767) as follows: Trading

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The Danger Lurking Just Below Ukraine’s Surface

Oleksandr Kryvtsov had enough. The owner of an agricultural company in Hrakove, near Kharkiv, Kryvtsov found his land littered with land mines. That region of Ukraine, occupied by Russian forces for nearly eight months, had been pockmarked with explosive ordinances. The threat meant that farmers like Kryvtsov had to let their fields lay fallow. Even

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A PM with no credo and a paltry record, a party with no plan or direction. That’s the Tories now | Henry Hill

There is a point past which weakness becomes its own form of security, and that is the paradoxical position in which Rishi Sunak now finds himself. Even in the wake of last week’s disastrous byelections, his leadership seems secure, for the simple reason that nobody vying for the crown wants to seize it this side

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Russia’s war in Ukraine is igniting an old debate in Brussels over debt

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, February 8, 2023. Sarah Meyssonnier | Reuters Munich, GERMANY — Should we borrow from global markets as one combined entity and raise new debt together? That’s the question hanging on the

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OpenAI’s Sora Is a Giant ‘F*ck You’ to Reality

Everybody knows that online disinformation is a huge problem—one that has arguably torn communities apart, manipulated elections, and caused certain segments of the global population to lose their minds. Of course, nobody seems particularly concerned about actually fixing this problem. In fact, the institutions most responsible for online disinformation (and thus, the ones most well-placed

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Rebel Tory MPs pushing for Rishi Sunak to quit before he is deposed | Rishi Sunak

Tory MPs critical of Rishi Sunak’s leadership are hoping he will stand down voluntarily to avoid the spectacle of a damaging coup and are looking to May’s local elections as a potential crunch point, the Guardian has been told. A former minister said several Conservative MPs had contacted Graham Brady, who heads the 1922 Committee

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Omar Sy-Starring ‘The Strangers’ Case’ Presents Complex Refugee Drama

Following on the heels of his Oscar-shortlisted “Refugee,” veteran U.S. producer Brandt Andersen (“Everest,” “Lone Survivor”) makes his feature directorial debut with “The Strangers’ Case,” a kaleidoscopic and deeply felt portrait of the refugee crisis that world premieres Feb. 23 as a Berlinale Special Gala. “The Strangers’ Case” begins when tragedy strikes a Syrian family

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