From today's UK papers

October 1, 2001

The Independent

Some 23 years after her father began his studies at Oxford University, Chelsea Clinton arrived at in Oxford yesteday.

Bones from thousands of children who died between 1954 and 1970 were tested, without their parents' consent, to see whether they had been exposed to radioactive fallout, the Atomic Energy Authority said yesterday.

The Guardian

People who train to be teachers later in life are more likely to stay in the profession, the Open University said.

Dozens of politicians, journalists and student leaders have been arrested in Eritrea as part of a crackdown on dissent by president Isais Afwerki ahead of elections in December.

The Times

An independent school is being sued by its former deputy head girl for £150,000 after she failed to achieve a grade A in Latin A level. Katherine Norfolk claims the Hurstpierpoint College in West Sussex is responsible for poor teaching that led to her being given a grade E, that she says will damage her career and salary prospects.

Daily Telegraph

People living in Liverpool are more than twice as likely to be depressed as people in other parts of Europe, according to a report in the British Journal of Psychiatry .

The Earl of Wessex's television company asked students to invent stories about Prince William, hours after the Prince of Wales learned that it had breached his son's privacy. In return for a £50 takeaway from an Indian restaurant, ten students from St Andrews University were told to pretend that the prince had been a student for six months.

A scientist was hailed yesterday as the unsung hero of the worldwide effort to read the human genome. Alan Tracey, 26, one of the team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre in Cambridge, has read more human genetic code than anyone else on the planet.

Financial Times

Up to 170,000 workers in Britain's economy are exploited by employers who deliberately flout the law by not paying the national minimum wage, according to research by the Trades Union Congress.

Daily Mail

Nobel prize winner Brian Josephson has shocked the scientific world with his belief in the existence of psychic powers - now expressed in the booklet accompanying the new Royal Mail stamps celebrating 100 years of Nobels.

Children who walk to school are brighter and more alert than those dropped off by car, say teachers in a government survey.


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