From today's UK papers

July 19, 2001

Financial Times

Huntingdon Life Sciences has received the go-ahead from the Financial Services Authority to set up a rarely used shareholding structure to protect investors from animal rights campaigners.

The government expects seven out of 10 students taking the new foundation degrees in its first year to be part-time workers.

The Statistics Commission criticised ministers yesterday for delays in implementing a manifesto commitment to provide an independent statistics service.

Robert Taylor describes a deepening crisis in universities worldwide over the purpose of learning and the relentless search for funds.

Guardian

The government's plan for a mass expansion of specialist and single-faith secondary schools appears to mark the final acceptance of a two-tier education system.

Drug smuggler Sandra Gregory, who spent five years in jail in Bangkok, tells Polly Curtis how she won a place at Oxford University.

Independent

Academic and trade unionist David Triesman is among five candidates shortlisted to succeed Margaret McDonagh as head of the Labour party's Millbank headquarters operation.

Ken Barker has revived the fortunes of Thames Valley University since he took over at the failing institution.

Miscellany

A British university librarian was facing five years in a Swedish jail yesterday after a court was shown video footage of him throwing stones at police during last month's European Union summit in Gothenburg. ( Daily Mail , Daily Telegraph )

Hot non-stick frying pans release compounds that are toxic and may widen the ozone hole in the atmosphere, according to researchers at the University of Toronto, the University of Guelph and Environment Canada. ( Daily Mail , Daily Telegraph )

A "healthy" diet high in polyunsaturated fats doubles the risk of asthma in pre-school children, research at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne suggests. ( Daily Telegraph , Times )

 

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