From today's UK papers

October 18, 2001

Carey only second double Booker
The Australian-born novelist Peter Carey won the £21,000 Booker Prize, fiction's most prestigious award, for the second time last night. His tale of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly beat off Ian McEwan's challenge, to the surprise and delight of bookmakers ( Independent , Guardian )

Newby hints at change in style
The university funding council's new boss, Sir Howard Newby, is planning a higher profile for the council when he takes over from Sir Brian Fender this month. ( Independent )

Cherwell's rival wins 'best student paper'
Cherwell , the beleaguered Oxford university newspaper, won two honours at the Guardian 's student media awards last night - but its local rival, Oxford Student , took home the prize for best paper. ( Guardian )

Miniature technology advance
A breakthrough in microchip technology has opened up the prospect of computers that are hundreds of times smaller and more powerful than existing models. ( Independent )

Guidelines relaxed on marketing in schools
The government has endorsed new guidelines advocating a more relaxed approach to the branding of teaching materials and activities by corporate sponsors. ( Financial Times )

Times special report - University of Wales, Aberystwyth
John O' Leary introduces a four-page report on a campus with new facilities and a relaxed environment. ( Times )   

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