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'I felt so low, I couldn't see a way out'
A record number of children seek help from Childline over suicidal thoughts and feelings.

Should children be heard in court?
Campaigners say youngsters should be allowed to put their views to judges.

It was change sex or die - transgender girl
Ellen - one of the first primary school children to transition in the UK - lets readers into her inner world.

'Stop pupils in Wales taking early GCSEs'
Too many pupils are taking GCSEs early, with pressure on schools a factor, says the exams regulator.

Meet the UK's oldest university students
In your 70s and 80s? Time to start university, say the second-chance students.

Disabled children hate crime reports increasing
Families with disabled children describe being abused online and in the street.

Woodwork skills shortage prompts recruitment campaign
The British Woodworking Federation warns the lack of skilled joiners is stifling business growth.

Nine foster families to football pro
The heart warming story of a boy brought up in a home and the woman who cared for him.

Making waves: the urban schoolboy sailors
This summer they competed in the world's largest offshore race.

'I married my train crush'
These commuters tied the knot after sharing the same carriage every day for nearly a year.

10 toughest places for girls to go to school
The countries where most girls don't even get to start primary school.

Deal nears for under-threat Hungary university
A university in Hungary under threat of being shut down says a US-brokered deal is approaching.

Modernising female voice for Qatar
Sheikha Hind provides a modern face for the wealthy, blockaded Gulf state of Qatar.

Xmas rations
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's children will only get one gift from grandparents this Christmas. Should we follow suit?

I was an idiot, says excluded boy looking back
With 35 pupils being excluded every day, Ben tells how he went from an ugly statistic to reformed character.

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