Northern and Midlands trainee teachers ‘told to change their accents’

By Will Chalk & Imran Rahman-Jones What’s the right way to pronounce “grass”? It’s the never-ending debate you have with your mates from other parts of the country. But a linguist says that trainee teachers with northern or Midlands accents are being told to change their accents and “adopt southern pronunciation”. Click here to read […]

The brother and sister with a £15,000 student debt gap

Students are facing debts rising to more than £50,000 when they leave university. The poorest will owe around £57,000 when they graduate, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Interest rates on student loans will be 6.1% from September 2017, and tuition fees are also rising to £9,250. It means that, on average, students […]