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Jersey Assembly votes for humane right to die law

Jersey’s States Assembly today approved a proposal to change the law on assisted dying for adult islanders with terminal or incurable conditions, who have a clear and settled wish to end their lives. Channel Islands Humanists, part of Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, praised the debate… Read more »

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Balls ‘humbled’ to be leading schools reforms

The new schools and children secretary has spoken of his “honour and responsibility” at his promotion. Ed Balls will head up the newly created Department for Children and Families, which has been crafted from the now defunct Department for Education and Skills. As secretary of state for children, schools and families, Mr Balls will be… Read more »

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Teachers’ union calls for powers against malicious pupils

The teacher’s union NASUWT has called for greater powers against pupils who make malicious allegations against their teachers, despite the government confirming comprehensive new powers for teachers today. The union has called for pupils who falsely claim abuse to be excluded from school with no right of appeal and wants parents to be liable for… Read more »