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February 19, 2002

RCN predicts nurse shortage
Staff shortages will put the government's plans to modernise the NHS at risk unless the chancellor delivers billions of pounds of investment, the Royal College of Nursing warned today. A report produced by Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, found 24 per cent of registered nurses are set to retire in the next five years.

Warwick hosts summer school for the gifted
Warwick University becomes the official home for the Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth today. School standards minister Stephen Timms will launch the government project later today as the quest to find the best candidates to fill the 100 available places begins. The first summer school will be held in July and August. York and Durham universities and the London School of Economics will also be involved.

Scots and Germans develop Wimbledon canopy
Students at Dundee University are working on a prototype tennis court canopy for Wimbledon that would protect players and spectators from the unpredictable British weather. A team from the school of architecture's lightweight structures unit has been working with colleagues from the Technical University of Münich.

Charges levelled at 11 alleged ILA fraudsters
Eleven people appear before Northampton magistrates today charged with fraud against the Department for Education and Skills. The alleged offences relate to individual learning accounts.

Chomsky speech stirs Turkish hornet's nest
Turkey's courts are to decide whether a speech by United States linguist Noam Chomsky in the southeastern city of Diyarbakžr, monitored by local police, broke the law by supporting a Kurdish state and education in the Kurdish language.

South Korean students protest against Bush visit
Up to 30 South Korean university students who occupied the office of the American Chamber of Commerce in protest against President George W. Bush's visit to Seoul were arrested yesterday.

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