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December 4, 2001

Neighbourhood renewal cash unveiled
A £21.8 million programme to help people transform deprived neighbourhoods was unveiled by the the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions today. There will be grants of up to £5,000 for training and advice or to finance study visits from Community Learning Chests.

Targets threatened by teacher shortage
Teacher shortages could scupper the chances of government education targets being met next year. Schools watchdog Ofsted warned in its annual report today that the search for staff was distracting headteachers’ attention from ensuring that the literacy strategy was being implemented properly.

Damning verdict on Moray College board
The Scottish Parliament’s audit committee has blamed a £2 million deficit at Moray College on a lack of management skills and persistent weakness by the board of governors. It wants to see improved training for college boards.

Virtual icon for the world of pop music
The world’s first virtual pop star, TMmy, today launched a new cyber learning café at Glasgow Caledonian University, which has more than 60 computer terminals, wire-free portable computers and a coffee shop.  

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