From today's UK papers

August 22, 2001

Independent

After years of despair over their academic development, boys will narrow the gap with girls in top-grade GCSE success for the first time in the exam's 13-year history, according to results to be published today.

Times

Lazy cattle make better beef, according to Australian scientists, who are working on a project designed to produce the perfect tender steak.

Daily Mail

Companies are paying the price of a compensation culture as the cost of fighting tribunal cases soars to record levels.

Miscellany

John Randall, chief executive of the Quality Assurance Agency, the body responsible for inspecting universty teaching, resigned yesterday over the scrapping of most of the higher education inspection system. ( Independent , Daily Telegraph , Times , Financial Times , Guardian )

The number of people getting divorced has fallen to its lowest level in more than 20 years, according to the latest Office for National Statistics figures. ( Independent , Daily Telegraph , Financial Times , Guardian , Daily Mail )

Mothers who breast feed for less than three months may be holding back the intellectual development of their children, according to research published today. ( Daily Telegraph , Times , Daily Mail )

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