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A-Level Results 2017: Lord Williams’s School

Students at Lord Williams’s School in Thame were celebrating yesterday morning (Thursday) after achieving outstanding A-Level results.

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LIVE: A-Level Results Day 2017 - Aylesbury, Buckingham and Thame

Welcome to our rolling coverage of A-Level Results Day 2017 across Aylesbury Vale, Buckingham and Thame.

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Nando’s giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Nando’s giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain, Nando’s, is giving away free chicken to A-level students across the UK this week.

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Ellen White (holding BE KIND aloft) with her teammates shooting an advert for the campaign

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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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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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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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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Levi Roots visits Haddenham St Mary's C of E School

Musician and chef provides Haddenham schoolchildren with a flavour of his life during special visit

Haddenham St Mary’s C of E School welcomed musician, TV personality and chef Levi Roots for a special visit last week.

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Sarah Hrycyk (right) has set up KAS Digital Insights with fellow student Katie Pink

Thame student launches her own company - while still at uni

A student from Thame has launched her own company while studying for her university degree.

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Governors say no plans to expand Long Crendon Primary School

The Chair of Governors at Long Crendon Primary School has stated that the school has no intention to double the number of classes it has.

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Participants at the start of the hot cross bunny run at Lord Williams's School

Thame school’s fun run expected to raise more than £2,000

More than £2,000 is expected to be raised from Lord Williams’ School’s first ever hot cross bunny run.

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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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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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