From today's UK papers

June 12, 2001

Financial Times

Alistair Darling, secretary of state for work, has announced a £1.5m scheme to train lone parents for careers in the financial services industry.

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer has opened a centre in Uganda that will train thousands of doctors to treat and prevent Aids.

Bill Haseltine, chief executive of Human Genome Sciences, believes humans have 100,000 genes rather than the 30,000 counted by the Human Genome Project.

Guardian

The new education minister Estelle Morris hopes to attract more teachers in mid-career.

The recent election campaign saw a high degree of agreement across the media, according to the Communications Research Centre at Loughborough University.

Daily Telegraph

Four-fifths of the Arctic will be taken over by industrial development in the next 50 years, a study backed by the United Nations said yesterday.

A robot that strokes seedlings to make them grow stronger and faster has been developed by scientists at Greenwich University.

Independent

Police are investigating whether a fire at City University, London was the result of arson.

Miscellany

Wholesale privatisation of any part of the public services must be rejected by the government, John Monks, the Trades Union Congress's general secretary, will tell the AEEU manufacturing union's conference in Blackpool this morning. ( Guardian ,  Financial Times )

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