From today's UK papers

June 22, 2001

Financial Times

Lord Sainsbury, the science minister, has opened the Genetic Therapies Centre at Imperial College, London.

Mumbai (Bombay) in India will house the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's first research centre in Asia.

Independent

Teacher-training colleges should take a back seat and allow schools to tackle staff shortages themselves, according to the head teacher who was knighted last week for his services to education.

Malaria became the biggest killer in human history after the invention of agriculture in 8000 BC, according to scientists at the University of Maryland.

A 19-year-old student has become one of the youngest British women to die from breast cancer.

Daily Telegraph

Oxford has been named Britain's most innovative university after creating 30 millionaires, 4,000 jobs and 35 companies with a value of about £2 billion in the past decade.

Miscellany

The potential costs of Tony Blair's determination to press ahead with the privatisation of health and education provision were hammered home yesterday when Britain's largest union, Unison, voted to review its multi-million pound support for the Labour Party. ( Guardian , Financial Times , Independent )

The government yesterday announced that the legal minimum wage for 140,000 workers aged between 18 and 22 will rise by 30p an hour to £3.50 in October. ( Guardian , Independent , Daily Telegraph )

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