A penguin chick with a bad case of splayed legs is back on happy feet again

Poorly penguin back on happy feet

A penguin chick with a bad case of splayed legs is back on happy feet again thanks to his own wardrobe of special designer trousers

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Ibuprofen threat to fish

Researchers in York have found that levels of of Ibuprofen found in rivers could be potentially harmful to fish.

They found that while most of the 12 pharmaceutical compounds tested were likely to cause only a low risk to aquatic life, ibuprofen might be having an adverse effect in nearly 50 per cent of the stretches of river studied.

The results of our research show that we should be paying much closer attention to the environmental impacts of drugs such as ibuprofen which are freely available in supermarkets, chemists and elsewhere.

– Professor Alistair Boxall, University of York’s Environment Department

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Results improve for Hull's best school

The headteacher of the best performing school in Hull is thrilled that his pupils keep getting better and better every year.

76% of students from St Mary's Catholic College achieved five A* - C grades, that's an increase of 1% on last year.

Had the reporting rules not changed, that figure would have been 79%.

Ged Fitzpatrick spoke to Calendar's Fiona Dwyer and explained the secret to their success.

GCSEs down in Bradford

Early indications suggest that GCSE results in Bradford have fallen compared to last year.

Differences in grades were expected this year due to major changes to the way exams are assessed.

At this very early stage it seems there may also have been a decline at various other local authorities in the region.

Nevertheless, we will be urgently analysing the figures and taking whatever action is necessary to ensure our young people are given the best possible education and the highest chances of success. As a local authority we have demonstrated that we take swift action whenever necessary to improve outcomes for young people and this is what we will continue to do.

Behind the headline figures we are of course hearing about numerous student and school success stories, for which individual pupils, their families and teachers can be very proud.

– Councillor Ralph Berry, Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire falling behind in GCSE results

As tens of thousands of students celebrate or commiserate today's GCSE results have exposed a massive north south divide when it comes to achievement.

Overall in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire the number of pupils getting A stars and As has gone up.

But our region holds a much smaller share of the nation's top grades, as Michael Billington explains:

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GCSE results reveal north south divide

More students in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire are getting the top grades at GCSE but today's results have revealed a massive north south divide when it comes to achievement.

There has been a 0.4 per cent increase in students getting As and A stars in our region. That is a seven per cent share of all the top grades nationally.

We have been to Bradford College which has many mature students re-taking their exams.

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