Fears rise over school places as secondaries battle the bulge

Families waiting to hear if their child has got into their first choice of secondary school this week are bracing themselves for disappointment amid warnings about a crisis in school places and growing anger at “inadequate” planning by government. Tuesday is national offer day in England when half a million children in their final year […]

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Stunning Photos Of Norway’s Reindeer Hide A Radioactive Secret

Nearly three decades have passed since the devastating meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyat, Ukraine. Yet, all these years later the fallout from the disaster continues to have a detrimental environmental effect. The deadly 1986 explosion at Chernobyl resulted in a mass evacuation and the relocation of hundreds of thousands of people living in surrounding […]

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How the stars secure the perfect Oscars dress – the inside deals and politics

Griping about unimaginative Oscar dresses has become an annual ritual among fashion watchers (myself included). The list of “atrocities” regularly committed by attendees of the Academy Awards includes hogging the middle of the road, navigating the red carpet while under the influence of beige, and failure to wear any neckline that isn’t strapless. So while […]

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Every Oscars Gown This Year’s Nominees Have Ever Worn

There are 10 women nominated in the best actress and best supporting actress categories at this Sunday’s Academy Awards, and not one of them is a newbie to Hollywood’s biggest night. Here, we trace their gown choices through past Oscars appearances, whether they’ve been to the event one time or eight (hi, Cate). A little […]

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15 Effective Home Improvement Ideas to Make It Energy Efficient (INFOGRAPHIC)

October 27th is celebrated as the Energy Star Day. We talk about saving money around every financial turn, from buying discounted packaged dry goods in bulk to keeping up with the maintenance on our brand new vehicles. Yet, one area of homeowner costs literally and figuratively flies out the window. Most of us do a […]

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5 Home Renovations You Shouldn’t Do Yourself (And Ones You Can Tackle Instead)

With the new year comes resolutions for both yourself and your home. But before you tackle that big interior overhaul… don’t. Last month, real estate site Zillow Digs polled homeowners who had completed a DIY home renovation within the last three years to find out how they feel about their projects in the aftermath. The results were […]

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