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WATCH: Aylesbury football star Ellen White becomes a Disney princess to challenge cliches

Disney has joined forces with the England Women’s football team and Aylesbury star Ellen White to challenge the cliches of what it means to be a modern-day princess.

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Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Women feel more betrayed by ‘emotional’ rather than ‘sexual’ infidelity when they catch a cheating partner on Facebook, according to new research.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

The UK has a reputation (rightly or wrongly) for struggling to learn foreign languages. A recent survey showed, for example, that 62% of the population can’t speak any other language apart from English.

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A team of students from the Royal Latin School in Buckingham took part in a business, accounting skills and enterprise competition

Royal Latin School pupils highly commended for their efforts in national competition

A team of students from the Royal Latin School in Buckingham have been highly commended following their participation in a national BASE (Business, Accounting Skills and Enterprise) competition.

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One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

With summer holidays upon us and children bidding farewell to their teachers, a survey has suggested that many parents give expensive gifts as a thank-you to school staff.

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British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

Folklore and fairy tales like Robin Hood, King Arthur and the Loch Ness monster are in danger of dying out - because parents aren’t passing them on to kids, it has emerged.

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Twyford C of E School garden

Shoppers can help Twyford school get a garden makeover

Twyford C of E School is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

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The newly opened Sir Thomas Fremantle School, a free school in Winslow - pictured with pupils and staff is head Darren Lyon

Inside the new building at Sir Thomas Fremantle School in Winslow

In a move that has been described as momentous in the life of the school, Sir Thomas Fremantle has opened its new building.

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2nd Buckingham Brownies during a visit to the University of Buckingham's Applied Computing Department

PICTURE SPECIAL: Excitement and giggles fill the room as Buckingham Brownies take over university’s computing department

2nd Buckingham Brownies enjoyed a fun evening when they visited the University of Buckingham’s Department of Applied Computing.

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Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

A mum who claims a fidget spinner proved a “miraculous” help to her son’s ability to learn has hit out at schools choosing to ban the gadgets.

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Princes Risborough School students celebrate their award

Princes Risborough School win Young Enterprise awards, and now head to the regional finals

Hot on the back of recent successes at the Wycombe Area finals, a dynamic group of 10 Sixth Form Young Enterprise  (YE) students from Princes Risborough School have just returned  as ‘County Champions’from the YE finals.

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Collect photo of brainbow Mia Golosino. See MASONS story MNMENSA; A  girl was refused her first choice of secondary school - despite being one of the brightest children in the world. Brainbox Mia Golosino had set her heart on going to grammar school in September, only to be rejected even though she has a higher IQ than Einstein. She sat the 11-plus privately but, despite passing with flying colours,  she was turned down for Aylesbury High grammar school when allocation letters were sent out earlier this year. Mia�"s parents, IT manager  Jose and full-time mum Mary, arranged for their 11-year-old daughter to sit a Mensa test to help them  appeal the decision.

Bright spark cannot study at Aylesbury High School despite being smarter than Einstein

A youngster has been refused a place at over-subscribed Aylesbury High School...
despite having a higher IQ than Albert Einstein.

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The top pet hates of parents on the schoolrun

REVEALED: The biggest pet hates of the school run

With school term just restarted, frustrations are already starting to show as parents have revealed their top school run gripes.

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Most students are going to their first choice primary

Most pupils in Oxfordshire to go to first choice primary school

Nearly 94 per cent of children in Oxfordshire have been offered a place at their first-choice primary school.

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Older mums are better mums says new study

Older mums are better mums says new study

Older women make better mums with their children displaying fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, a new study reveals.

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Are you smarter than an 11 year old? Find out by taking the tes

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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The de-choking device

Brackley man advocates ‘de-choking’ device for all nurseries and schools as alternative to back slaps

A private nursery director in Brackley is to issue a ‘de-choking product’ to other nurseries and schools in the town.

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Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Children are tucking into lunchboxes containing more than double their daily sugar intake, a study has found.

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