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University to review its communications strategy

Sir Tim Hunt resigned from UCL following his comments Credit: PA

University College London is to review its communications strategy after the resignation of Sir Tim Hunt.

The Honorary Professor resigned after criticism of a speech in which he said women were hopeless at science.

The university's governmening body says the media interest was unprecedented, and recognises the distress caused to Sir Tim.

Twin brother and sister score top marks

Twins Vicky and Thomas Vanderstichele are celebrating after achieving the remarkable feat of both scoring full marks in an International Baccalaureate diploma programme.

The brother and sister are sixth formers a King's College School in Wimbledon, south west London.

Vicky needed to score 41 points in the IB to win a place at Cambridge to study Classics, while Thomas needed 39 points to study biochemistry at Oxford, but both achieved perfect scores of 45 out of 45.

The pair recorded the school's best IB results since it adopted the educational programme in 2001.

Half of capital worried about a local child

Nearly half (43%) of adults in the capital are very or quite worried about the welfare of a child in their neighbourhood.

A survey by Action for Children also found the same number of people didn't tell anyone fearing they would cause trouble for the people involved, or themselves, if they were mistaken.

While almost two thirds said members of the public should become involved when they have concerns about a neglected child, more than half said they needed more information about sources of assistance and advice about their worries.

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Michelle Obama has rapturous welcome in east London

Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States, has been given a very warm welcome indeed by students at an all-girls' school in east London.

Mrs Obama is visiting Britain to discuss her campaigns for girls' education and better support for military families.

She is about to host an event at the Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets to discuss how to improve her Let Girls Learn campaign to help educate adolescent girls across the world.

Michelle Obama to meet pupils at East London school

Michelle Obama waves as she arrives at Stansted Airport on Monday. Credit: Chris Radburn / PA Wire/Press Association Images

America's First Lady Michelle Obama will host an event at a school in East London today.

She will meet pupils at the Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets to discuss joint work between America and Britain to boost education for adolescent girls across the world through the Let Girls Learn initiative, championed by her and US president Barack Obama.

Pupils at the single-sex comprehensive will get the chance to grill the first lady - along with former prime minister of Australia Julia Gillard, who chairs the board of the Global Partnership for Education.

It’s fantastic that the First Lady chose to visit one of our borough’s excellent schools today. Following a major transformation programme, our schools are now internationally recognised and delivering some of the best results in the country. I am sure the First Lady welcomed the chance to meet some of the inspirational young people our borough is rightly proud of and I know they will have found her visit an incentive for further success, in school and in life.

– John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets
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