From today's UK papers

January 22, 2001


For the first time, Harvard Business School, widely regarded as the most prestigious business school in the world, has been knocked from the number one spot, by Wharton, according to the FT's business education survey.


Tony Blair's drive to eradicate poverty in Britain is failing, according to a year-long inquiry to be published today, which could force the government to rethink its programme.


Russian, Japanese and Mandarin will be taught in state schools as part of a government initiative to persuade more people to take languages seriously.


The number of civil servants working in the government's publicity machine has risen by more than 40 per cent since the general election.

Hundreds of family doctors are to ask their patients to donate DNA to the largest genetic research database in the world, comprising half a million British adults.


An academic from the University of East Anglia has warned that text messaging, or SMS, is destroying literacy. Ken Lodge argues that the form of electronic shorthand used by millions of mobile phone users is posing a threat to social progress.


An alliance of pro-life campaigners and religious leaders in the House of Lords are threatening to derail legislation allowing human embryos to be cloned for medical research. ( Telegraph, Independent, Times )

Meteorologists will warn today that the planet will be 6 degrees C warmer by 2100. Their report forecasts that global warming is likely to be twice as severe as previously believed. ( Times, Independent )

A college lecturer living in a small Cornish town asphyxiated her two children in their bedrooms and then hanged herself in their garage, police reported last night. ( Guardian, Independent )


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