Daily Archives: 26/01/2012

Shortlist revealed for British Science Fiction awards

A murder mystery set within a travel guide, the story of a floating circus of bio-engineered freaks in a post-apocalyptic future and a novel set in a world where humanity has been modified to photosynthesise sunlight with its hair, putting … Continue reading

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£70,000 spent on library battle

Somerset County Council, which had its library restructuring plans quashed in the High Court, has spent more than £70,000 fighting the judicial review. The council said it spent over £24,000 on internal solicitors’ fees and £44,000 on external counsel, while … Continue reading

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Andrew Miller novel Pure wins Costa Book of the Year 2012

Pure is the story of a young engineer sent to Paris on the orders of the king to demolish an ancient cemetery that is overflowing with the dead. Mr Miller, 51, saw off the challenge of bookies’ favourite Matthew Hollis … Continue reading

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Summer schools lead to better chance of top university place, says study

Teenagers who attend summer schools are significantly more likely to get into a highly competitive university than children with similar academic profiles who don’t – and the benefit is greatest for the poorest children, according to research published on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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CQC publishes 12 reports from its review of services for people with learning disabilities

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) publishes a further 12 reports from a targeted programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities.   The programme is looking at whether people experience safe … Continue reading

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