Exclusive: Amanda Spielman’s request over ‘potential safeguarding issues’ was ignored by ministers The chief inspector of schools in England asked for greater powers to monitor independent schools over “potential safeguarding issues”, but was ignored by ministers, the Guardian can reveal. Despite concerns raised by Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s chief inspector, the […]

Anger as long-awaited report on race and ethnic disparities concludes ‘claims of institutional racism not borne out’ Downing Street’s official response to the racial justice movements connected to Black Lives Matter has suggested the UK should be seen as an international exemplar of racial equality, and has played down the […]

Survey of experts in relevant fields concludes that new variants could arise in countries with low vaccine coverage The planet could have a year or less before first-generation Covid-19 vaccines are ineffective and modified formulations are needed, according to a survey of epidemiologists, virologists and infectious disease specialists. Scientists have […]

Jerry Blackwell told jury that ex-officer used excessive and unreasonable force ‘without regard for Floyd’s life’ Derek Chauvin trial begins – live updates Prosecutors accused former police officer Derek Chauvin of killing a defenceless George Floyd by “grinding and crushing him until the very breath, the very life, was squeezed […]