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Boycott threat over reception tests

Teachers are threatening to boycott the Government's new compulsory tests for four-year-olds, warning the move is "dangerous" to pupils' education.Read

Archbishop highlights hardship

The Archbishop of Canterbury used his Easter sermon to highlight the hardship of people suffering from conflict around the world and in Britain.Read

Briton killed in Malaysia bus crash

A British man has died after a double-decker bus reportedly plunged into a ravine in Malaysia.Read

One dead in checkpoint shooting

Ukraine and Russia have blamed each other for a shoot-out at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine that left one person dead and others in hospital with gunshot wounds.Read

Wilshaw to lead Trojan Horse probe

The head of Ofsted is to take a "personal lead" in the watchdog's investigation into allegations of a hardline Muslim takeover plot at a number of Birmingham schools, it has been announced.Read

Ofsted 'acts on Islam plot schools'

The Department for Education has declined to comment on a report claiming six schools linked to an alleged Islamic takeover plot are set to be placed in special measures by Ofsted.Read

South Korea ferry death toll rises

The official death toll in the South Korean ferry sinking has soared to 58 after divers finally succeeded in entering the vessel.Read

Queen's portrait by Bailey released

A portrait of the Queen by the renowned British photographer David Bailey was released today to mark her 88th birthday tomorrow.Read

Hart 'in Generation Game talks'

Comedian Miranda Hart is in talks to step into Sir Bruce Forsyth's shoes for a relaunch of the Generation Game, it was reported today.Read

Showers put dampener on Easter

The settled Easter weather is set to come to an abrupt end today as heavy showers and thunder are expected to greet many Britons over the long weekend.Read

Agencies quit CBI over vote stance

Scottish Government agencies in charge of creating jobs and attracting tourists have become the latest to quit business lobbying organisation the CBI after it formally backed a "no" vote in the referendum.Read

Sex symbols have fat legs: Everett

They are sex symbols idolised by millions but Beyonce, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian have fallen foul of famously catty actor Rupert Everett - who says they have fat legs.Read

Shots probe after teenagers injured

Police are investigating whether shots were fired during a city centre disturbance which left two teenagers in hospital.Read

Lions visitor faced fire 'dilemma'

A mother has described the "dilemma" she faced with her two children after their car burst into flames in a lion enclosure.Read

Sunken ferry death toll reaches 50

After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers have finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 50.Read

Boy dies after three-vehicle crash

A second person has died in hospital following a three-vehicle crash in which six other people were seriously injured.Read

Royals protect animal from George

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had to step in to protect an endangered Australian animal - from baby Prince George.Read

Freed French journalists back home

Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria have returned home to France.Read

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Royals attend Easter church service

Thousands of well-wishers turned out to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge mark Easter Sunday by attending a traditional church service in Sydney.Read

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