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Day: October 5, 2019

Blow for PM as EU drops Brexit talks
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Blow for PM as EU drops Brexit talks

    Talks between the UK and European Union will not take place this weekend as anticipated after the European Commission said Boris Johnson's new Brexit proposals "do not provide a basis for concluding an agreement". EU Commission spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud said discussions on the prime minister's plan to replace the Irish backstop would not take place this weekend, but that the UK would be given "another opportunity to present its proposals in detail" on Monday. She said: "Michel Barnier debriefed (officials) yesterday, where Member States agreed that the UK proposals do not provide a basis for concluding an agreement." Mr Johnson is expected to embark on a tour of European capitals for face-to-face talks next week as well as continuing to speak by phone to counter...
Hundreds of trans people want to reverse sex change
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Hundreds of trans people want to reverse sex change

    Hundreds of young transgender people are seeking help to return to their original sex, Sky News has learnt. According to a charity being set up to help them, many members of the trans community are detransitioning - and the numbers may increase further. The number of young people seeking gender transition is at an all-time high but we hear very little, if anything, about those who may come to regret their decision. There is currently no data to reflect the number who may be unhappy in their new gender or who may opt to detransition to their biological sex. Charlie Evans, 28, was born female but identified as male for nearly 10 years. Last year, she detransitioned and went public with her story - and said she was stunned by the number of people she discovered in a...
UK’s first outdoor primary school opens
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UK’s first outdoor primary school opens

    An outdoor primary school has opened in south London where children spend 95 per cent of their days outside even in winter. Liberty Woodland School, which launched in Worcester Park last week for ages four to 11, is believed to be the UK’s first outdoor primary school, drawing inspiration from Scandinavia. The school says its lessons will “take some influence” from the core national curriculum but will be taught via creative projects and “play-based learning”. Each day begins in a circle around the campfire. Pupils eat lunch cooked in the Edwardian house that is the school’s official building on tree stumps, swing from trees, and do art, music and woodwork projects in sheds. The independent “forest school”, which advertises fees of £3,995 per term, runs on a four-...