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George Osborne likely to miss deficit reduction target as UK borrowing rises

theguardian.com — The chancellor is on course to miss his deficit-cutting target this year, according to the latest figures, giving him a headache in the run up to the 2015 election when the economy takes centre stage. Weak tax receipts pushed borrowing to £11.6bn in August excluding bank bailouts, £700m more than a year earlier according to the Office for National Statistics.
Sep 23, 2014

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Worcester back schoolbooks not supplements as key to players’ growth

theguardian.com — If your child has ambitions to be a professional rugby player, please read on. If you are a school or club coach, a teacher or a Premiership director of rugby, what follows is also important. It can be paraphrased thus: what is the best way to develop youthful talent?

Half of children leave reception unready for school - report

theguardian.com — Nearly half of all children in England are not ready for school when they finish reception at around age five, a failure by society that could impede their progress throughout life, a report by a health and social inequalities guru warns.