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Image copyright DGLimages Image caption The number of school days lost to term-time holidays is rising Term-time holidays accounted for a quarter of unauthorised absences from schools in England, analysis of official figures shows.Almost a million children missed at least one day of school in England, despite the threat of fines.Teachers...
Image copyright SPL The scale of "fake research" in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests.Official data points to about 30 allegations of research misconduct between 2012 and 2015.However, figures obtained by the BBC under Freedom of Information rules identified hundreds of allegations over a similar time period at 23 universities...
Image copyright FTP Edelman Image caption The events can generate a "sense of community" according to a sports psychologist Crawling through tight muddy tunnels, wading across icy water, dodging electric wires and jumping over fire. This is not everyone's idea of fun - but a multimillion-pound industry has grown on the...
Media captionKimberley Taylor speaking to BBC News from Raqqa in February 2017 An anti-IS fighter who travelled to Syria from Blackburn has claimed her family is being threatened with prosecution.Kimberley Taylor - the first known British woman to fight against IS - joined Kurdish forces in the battle to reclaim Raqqa in March 2016. Ms Taylor claims her...
Media captionA short sequel to 2003's Love Actually was among the highlights The reunited cast of Love Actually, Mrs Brown and Ed Sheeran have helped Comic Relief raise more than 71m so far.A stellar cast of comedians, musicians and other celebrities took part in the charity's 16th Red Nose Day on Friday.Highlights included a 10-minute sequel to the...

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