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Schools in England will be able to appeal against A-level and GCSE grades for free, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has told The Times, after 40% of A-level results were downgraded from teachers’ predictions. The government is facing mounting criticism over its handling of exams. Mr Williamson said that, by covering the fees, head teachers would not be deterred from making appeals. The move will cost between £8m and £15m and should help to avoid “shocking injustices”, he added.

Times Front Page 24th of June 2024

Labour plans to simplify the process for people to legally change their gender by removing the need to prove they have lived as their preferred gender for two years, reducing the paperwork and required documentation.

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Times Front Page 22nd of June 2024

Author J.K. Rowling has accused Labour of abandoning women who are concerned about transgender rights, criticising Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s perceived dismissive approach towards these concerns and stating she would struggle to support the party under his leadership.

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Times Front Page 21st of June 2024

Rishi Sunak has declared his intention to take strict action against individuals found to be betting on the election date, warning that those responsible within the Conservative Party would face severe consequences.

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