High interest rates charged on student loans should be adjusted, MPs urge

High interest rates charged on student loans should be adjusted, MPs have urged. Treasury Committee chairwoman Nicky Morgan said: “The use of high interest rates on student loans is questionable. "The Government has justified it on progressive grounds but high-flying graduates may pay less than graduates on more modest earnings.” Tory

Teacher: I was fired because I’m white

A former Bronx phys-ed teacher claims he was smeared by students and later canned by administrators because he’s white, according to Manhattan court papers. Andrew Alderman, of East Meadow, LI, was fired from PS 306 last August for alleged verbal abuse — including calling one student a “bitch” and

Sick teen who raised £5million for charity wins place at top US uni

Pride of Britain winner Tilly Griffiths, who overcame a cruel muscle-wasting disease to raise £5million for charity, has won a place at one of the world’s top universities. The 18-year-old is to study at Stanford after a gaining a string of GCSE A*s. Tilly, born with spinal muscular atrophy which

Desperate messages sent by pupils trapped in Florida high school shooting

Parents shared the desperate messages sent by their children while trapped in a Florida High School shooting. Terrified teens ran past dead bodies and screamed in horror as they fled Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland where a 'crazed' gunman killed 17 people yesterday. Students and staff barricaded themselves

Suspected gunman in Florida high school shooting appears in court

The suspected gunman has appeared in court for the first time since the atrocity in Florida and will be remanded in custody. Nikolas Cruz, was charged on Thursday with 17 counts of premeditated murder, with the victims including an assistant football coach who gave his life to protect students. Seventeen

Pupil live-tweets updates from Valentine’s school shooting massacre

A schoolboy brought the world live updates as America suffered yet another mass school shooting on Valentine's Day . Police say there are "multiple fatalities" and dozens injured after a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The carnage began just before pupils