Government announces 'rapid review' of powers of House of Lords after their rejection of Osborn's £4.4bn tax credit reductions.
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Government signs deal for Chinese nuclear power station at Hinkley amid serious concerns over long term financial costs.
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First 'new' grammar school in 50 years. Circumventing a statutory ban on creating new selective schools, the government is set to allow a grammar in Tonbridge to open an offshoot in Sevenoaks, which is nine miles away.
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Government's anti-renewables policies are killing off school and community solar energy schemes and causing thousands of job losses within UK solar industry.
Massive subsidies for nuclear and oil continue while the relatively small green subsidies suffer massive cuts. Read Guardian article here
On the expansion of Grammar Schools
Mary Boyle is principal of Knole academy, a non-selective school in Sevenoaks, Kent, where a new grammar school, billed as an annexe to Weald of Kent girls’ grammar nine miles away in Tonbridge, has been approved by the Department for Education. Boyle said she feared the new outpost, admitting girls only until the sixth form and due to open in 2017, would cream off many of the top-performing local students who would otherwise attend Knole. But we all know now that grammar schools don’t just select by ability, effectively they select by money as well.
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