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Fiona Parker

Journalist

London

Fiona Parker

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London Faces Biggest Shortage of Primary School Places

London boroughs face the largest imbalance of primary school pupils to places, new figures show.
Local Government Chronicle Link to Story
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15,000 in fear of fraud after Council data leak

A massive blunder has seen the sensitive personal details of 15,000 Hackney residents – including address, sexuality and rent accounts – leaked online.
Hackney Gazette Link to Story
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NekNominate: a 'worrying' new Internet trend

Anybody who sits down with a pack of cards around a pint glass is well aware of what they are letting themselves in for. However, an unsuspecting Facebook user who is “tagged” in a nomination on their friend’s status may feel a little less prepared. Anna, a student from Sheffield shared from her Twitter account a picture of a pint of beer mixed with wine, cocoa powder and topped with marshmallows.
Telegraph Link to Story
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York MP blasts ‘crack cocaine’ of betting (From York Press)

£370m spent on fixed-odds betting terminals across the region. PEOPLE in our region are gambling more than £370 million a year on instant betting machines, shocking figures reveal. York Central MP Hugh Bayley called the fixed-odds betting terminals, or FOBTs, the “crack cocaine of gambling”, as MPs prepared to today debate their use in the House of Commons.
York Press (Front Page Story) Link to Story
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Student leaders call to "take action" against Ratemash

The NUS and Students’ Unions from across the UK have spoken out against a new site which uses Facebook profiles to rank students’ attractiveness, without their approval.
Telegraph Link to Story

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Fiona Parker

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