From today's UK papers

October 9, 2001

Today's main story

The 100th Nobel prize for medicine has been awarded to Sir Paul Nurse, the director general of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, his British colleague Dr Timothy Hunt, the head of the Cell Cycle Control Laboratory at ICRF, and American scientist Dr Leland Hartwell, director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle. (All papers)

Independent

The Conservative Party will call a halt to its attacks on Britain's teachers today as part of its campaign to regain the voters' trust on public services.

Letters to be auctioned at Sotheby's have revealed that Thomas Hardy abandoned his career as a novelist because he was hurt by harsh reviews of his 1895 book Jude the Obscure .

Guardian

The Conservatives will today signal a significant shift in education policy with a cast iron pledge to stop blaming teachers for lack of classroom discipline and poor learning.

The Brazilian rainforest is about to get a long-awaited aerial monitoring system to help protect it against illegal exploitation. The $1.3 billion (£900m) Amazon surveillance system (Sivam), monitoring meteorological data and aerial activity, will be up and running in the next few months.

Harefield hospital on the western outskirts of London, known for pioneering heart surgery, is to be closed to make way for a science park.   

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