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December 21, 2000

Disability bill cost vastly underestimated 
It could cost universities £250 million to comply with proposed disability and special educational needs legislation. Baroness Warwick, chief executive of Universities UK told the House of Lords that the bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech, could cost five times the £56 million quoted.

Edinburgh aids Alzheimer's fight
Edinburgh University scientists have developed a test that can diagnose brain degeneration triggered by Alzheimer’s disease. It could improve the treatment of the estimated 600,000 sufferers in Britain.

Poet dies hours after honour
Liverpool poet and artist Adrian Henri who died last night was awarded an honorary degree by Liverpool University on Monday. He died hours after being awarded the rare honour of the freedom of the city.

High-tech jargon popular but baffling
High-tech abbreviations are finding their way into the English language, but most people use them without knowing what they mean, according to a survey published by CompuServe UK. More than 54 per cent of people were unable to identify the correct meaning of the acronyms they used.

Chelsea wins Millbank site
Chelsea College of Art has had its bid accepted for the former Royal Army Medical College site on Millbank next to Tate Britain. The Ministry of Defence, owners of the site, said that two bids had been shortlisted, the other being from the Aga Khan to build an Islamic cultural centre.  


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