From today's UK papers

July 26, 2001

Daily Telegraph

Paul Maxwell Robinson, a law librarian at University College London, was jailed for a year yesterday after a Swedish court found him guilty of violent rioting at the European Union summit in Gothenburg last month.

A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor was banned from speaking in Oldham last night because of fears that his views would "prejudice public safety and order".

Independent

In one of the world's most belated autopsies, forensic scientists have found that Ötzi, the Neolithic iceman who died in the Italian Alps 5,000 years ago, was killed by an arrow.

Times

The government is to investigate whether the high cost of running a car is damaging the chances of poorer people getting jobs and gaining access to healthcare and other public services.

Guardian

The number of text messages sent will rise to more than 1 billion next month, it is predicted, as students go "text crazy" on their mobile phones during the annual exam results season.

Miscellany

Part of Britain's largest jail for young offenders should be privatised because it is unsafe and plagued by the "negative and malign" attitude of the prison officers' union, a report from the chief inspector of prisons will say today. ( Independent, Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian )

Folic acid - seen as an essential food supplement for pregnant women because it cuts the risk of babies born with spina bifda - could double the chance of having twins, the Tornblad Institute, Sweden, claimed yesterday. ( Independent, Times, Daily Telegraph )

Chief executives of British manufacturing companies are better rewarded than anywhere except the US, but their workers are the worst paid in the industrialised world, according to a review of global remuneration published in Management Today. ( Independent, Financial Times, Guardian )

A video showing mice that have been partially cured of paralysis by injections of human stem cells was released last night by American scientists. ( Times, Daily Telegraph )

Prospects of finding alien life were boosted yesterday after astronomers published evidence of frozen reservoirs on Mars and a liquid ocean beneath the crust of Callisto, one of Jupiter's moons. ( Daily Telegraph, Guardian )

 

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