From today's UK papers

September 24, 2001


Ministers are negotiating with only two serious bidders for the Millennium Dome, having abandoned plans to sell the site through a public bidding auction. The Wellcome Trust, a medical charity that wants to build a £300 million biomedical research centre, and the Duke of Westminster's property consortium are the frontrunners to take over the Greenwich site.

Sixth-formers should be given classes in money management to reduce the risk of depression among debt-ridden students, according to the authors of a study published today.

Children who have pet dogs adjust better if their parents divorce than those who do not, researchers from Bonn University have found.

It's official, UK employees are not expected to have fun at work, least of all when it comes to tapping the creative spirit. Organisations in the UK put fun 11th out of 12th in their list of priorities for getting the workforce to be more creative, according to research published by the Chartered Institute of Management.


Radical action to improve women's pay will be proposed today by the Liberal Democrats as part of a package of policies designed to ensure equal opportunities in the workplace and in Parliament.

Students are being driven to "pathological depression" over debt, according to a book published today. Undergraduates' academic results are also suffering as they go further into the red, the book, edited by academics from Bath and Exeter universities, found.


Echoes of Vietnam stir US campuses. Students protesting for peace refuse to be drowned out by clamour for reprisals.

Sixty-seven years after an incident while she was mopping the floor of a Rome physics institute, Cesarina Marani and her buckets have been hailed for helping to usher in the atomic age. According to a new book, she inspired Enrico Fermi, one of the last century's greatest physicists, to overcome a hurdle to splitting the uranium atom, setting him on the road to building the first atom bomb a decade later in Los Alamos.

Financial Times

Mobile-phone manufacturers will start displaying radiation emission levels on handsets from next month following the agreement of an European Union-wide harmonised test method.

Daily Mail

Alcohol abuse is increasing more rapidly among young people in Britain than anywhere else in the Western world, Datamonitor claims. A generation of youngsters raised on alcopops and Budweiser commercials are now binge drinking in pubs and clubs at unprecedented levels.


Prince William, refreshed by a gap year, the highlight of which was a month's labouring on a dairy farm, arrived at St Andrews yesterday to begin his four years as an undergraduate. ( Times , Daily Telegraph , Guardian )

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