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Subjective exclusions ‘target black students’, teacher says

[ad_1] Image copyright Lana Crosbie Image caption Lana Crosbie said fixed-term exclusions disproportionately affect black students because of "racial bias" "Subjective" exclusions that affect black students more than others should be abolished, a teacher has said.Lana Crosbie, who teaches at a school in Bristol, said fixed-term exclusions were disproportionately affecting black students because of "cultural nuances" not picked up by white teachers.As a result, she set up Bristol No More
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Black and white TV enthusiast shares his love of monochrome

[ad_1] It may be more than 50 years since colour television was broadcast nationally, but black and white is still king in Simon Hockenhull's home. The retired television engineer, from Longwell Green near Bristol, repairs old sets to give them a new lease of life and often watches modern programmes on them.There are still more than 6,500 houses with black and white TV licences in the UK. Video journalist: Jonathan
Entertainment

The autistic Russian teenager amazing the art world

[ad_1] When Markus was diagnosed with epilepsy and autism as a baby, his mother refused to put him into a care home, despite pressure from doctors.Inspired by her love, Markus started painting - astonishing his mum with his artistic talent.Now the 13-year-old's artwork is exhibited around the world, and sells for thousands of dollars.Markus's mother Natalya spoke to the BBC Russian Service about his talent. Produced by Yulia James and
US & World

India university attack: ‘Students fell to the ground… they kept beating’

[ad_1] More than 100 masked men wielding sticks and rods attacked students and teachers of Delhi's prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday.Videos of the violence quickly spread via WhatsApp and were then broadcast on television, sparking shock and outrage across India.Police say they have identified some of the assailants. However, many protesters accused police of being slow to respond to the brutal attack.The BBC's Vikas Pandey finds out how Sunday's
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Alpacas dine out on donated Christmas tree feast

[ad_1] A herd of alpacas has given a new meaning to finishing Christmas leftovers after it was found they enjoy eating festive trees.Greg and Paula Smith, from Ashbourne, have 19 alpacas which regard the trees as a tasty snack.Now a social media appeal has seen more than 50 trees donated and the animals can nibble until their hearts - or rather bellies - are content.The stripped trunks are then tied
Technology

CES 2020: LG OLED TV rolls up into the ceiling

[ad_1] LG has unveiled a concept television that rolls up into the ceiling when not in use, removing it from sight.The screen takes advantage of the fact that the OLED technology on which it is based does not have to be kept rigid.BBC Click's Spencer Kelly took an early look at the CES tech expo in Las Vegas.Catch up with all the BBC's CES 2020 coverage [ad_2] Source link
Technology

A chatbot pulled me out of a ‘really dark place’

[ad_1] Image copyright Alexa Jett Image caption Alexa Jett found a therapy app useful Alexa Jett has suffered some heavy blows in recent years.Now 28, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2016. Although she was given the all-clear, in August 2019 another crisis hit when her best friend and former boyfriend died of cancer at the age of 33."I completely shut down. I started wondering whether I was next,"
Business

First Budget since election set for March

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Chancellor Sajid Javid has set 11 March as the date for his first Budget - the first since the general election. Mr Javid says billions of pounds will be invested "across the country".The Treasury will "prioritise the environment", he said, and reiterated a plan to make use of low borrowing rates to spend on public services.John McDonnell, Labour's shadow chancellor, said he doubted whether the
US & World

Puerto Rico earthquake: Punta Ventana collapses as powerful tremor hits

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Punta Ventana stone arch, situated along Puerto Rico's southern coast, was popular with tourists A popular tourist rock formation in Puerto Rico has collapsed after a strong earthquake shook the island, damaging homes and causing power cuts.The stone arch, known as Punta Ventana, was destroyed on Monday, when the earthquake hit.The 5.8-magnitude quake struck at a depth of 6km (3.7 miles), off the