Family businesses are less likely to fail than big business because they are usually made up of a well functioning and diverse board of directors who are able to advise effectively.

Research by the University of Leeds has shown that very young children appear to reject story book characters who are overweight, but not those who are disabled.

Women in some disadvantaged communities are missing out on support that could potentially reduce high rates of infant mortality, according to an exploratory study at the University of Leeds.

Boys continue to outperform girls in maths, despite attempts to close the gap, according to a study from the University of Leeds and the University of Missouri.

In 40 years' time the UK will be a more diverse but more integrated society, according to research at the University of Leeds.