From today's UK papers

July 2, 2001

Daily Telegraph

Gordonstoun, the school attended by three generations of the Royal Family, is using cyber-heroine Lara Croft in cinema advertising.

Hormone patches can prevent a form of depression and anxiety that affects women in the earliest stages of the menopause, doctors at the National Institutes of Health, Maryland said yesterday.

Young Britons are rebelling against the anti-European attitudes of their parents and are warming to their continental neighbours, according to research by Royal Holloway University published today.

Financial Times

A new MBA course at the University of Liverpool's Management School aims to nurture students' business plans and help revive the local economy.

The Guardian

Greensleeves - for centuries one of the most beloved and enduring of English folk songs - is now the most infuriating telephone hold tune in Britain, according to a survey today.

British politicians and the media have been encouraging racist hostility in their public attitudes towards asylum seekers, a report to the UN Human Rights Committee will say.

The Times

A quarter of the population believe that their education did not equip them properly for the life they lead now says the Learning and Skills Council.

Plans to speed the flow of private companies taking over failing schools, by removing the £2 milion "dowry" that is required to establish a city academy, will be disclosed in a white paper to be published next week.

Publishers are in such a hurry to get books on to the shelves that they settle for uninspired writing made worse by sloppy editing that misses poor spelling and bad grammar, an award-winning writer said yesterday.

Miscellany

Students who are the first in their families to go to university are to be given a grant of £1,000 by the Universiy of Nottingham. ( Independent , Daily Telegraph )

The Bank of England is to become banker of Huntingdon Life Sciences, after ministers intervened to ensure that animal-rights extremists do not force the research company out of business. ( Times , Financial Times , Independent )

The first his and hers fertility test to enable couples to find out quickly at home whether they will be able to have a baby has been developed by scientists at the University of Birmingham. ( Independent , Daily Telegraph , Guardian , Times )

The long-held view that two of Australia's best-known animals, the kangaroo and the duck-billed platypus, shared a common ancestor may be flawed and the ancient family trees of many animals may have to br redrawn, genetic research by Duke University suggests. (Independent , Times )

Working parents will spend up to £1,200 to keep their children entertained during the summer holidays, an Abbey National study has found. ( Independent , Daily Telegraph )

Children are being encouraged to analyse swearwords in class in an attempt to stop them from using bad language. ( Guardian , Times , Daily Telegraph )

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