From today's UK papers

October 31, 2001

Drug trial plan offers hope to MS sufferers
Hope could be offered to multiple sclerosis sufferers after the government revealed it may carry out clinical trials on 10,000 patients of the expensive drug, beta interferon. ( Independent , Times , Daily Telegraph , Financial Times )

Learning the hard way
The Teacher Training Agency has scrapped part of a £7 million recruitment campaign because more than 2,500 posters were missing an apostrophe in "people's lives". ( Independent )

Justice 'undermined' by sceptical public
The Institute of Public Policy Research has found that 12% of adults are so lacking in faith in the UK's criminal justice system they would not report a murder. (Guardian)

British Museum to close Great Court at night
Only 11 months after its opening, The British Museum's £100 million Great Court, heralded as an architectural triumph, is cutting its opening hours after failing to draw the anticipated crowds. ( Independent )

NZ accepts proposals on modified-crop trials
New Zealand's prime minister announced yesterday the government was accepting most of an exhaustive Royal Commission on Genetic Modification which recommended a resumption of GM trials under strict controls and conditions. ( Financial Times )

Gay affair mooted as Kristallnacht catalyst
The assassination of a top German diplomat which triggered Kristallnacht , the organised Nazi pogrom against Jews across Germany, was not as politically-motivated as commonly believed, but the result of a homosexual love affair between a Nazi diplomat and a young Jewish man, according to Hans-Jurgen Doscher, a leading expert on the Third Reich. ( Guardian )

Female dons condemn dinosaur males
Female dons condemned yesterday the "dinosaur" attitudes of Oxbridge males who blanche at the behaviour of drunken women in college. ( Times , Daily Mail )

X-rated films reveal brain's 'censor'
The seat of temperance has been located in experiments on men watching X-rated films. Researchers from the University of Montreal in Canada have revealed a region in the front of the brain that can control the most primitive sexual urges. ( Daily Telegraph )

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