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March 27, 2001

Wales faces more cuts
Welsh universities and higher education colleges face further funding cuts. Figures published today by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales show teaching allocations for 2001-02 leave Welsh institutions overall facing a 0.5 per cent "efficiency gain".

Apprenticeships gain £180m
The government is ploughing £180 million more into modern apprenticeships to provide up to 80,000 extra training places for young people by 2003-04. The money will be spread over three years and will take the total spending on work-based learning for young people to £2.46 billion.

Cannabis's effects on brain investigated
Scientists at Dundee and Aberdeen universities have begun a three-year investigation into the effects of cannabis on the brain. The research is backed by £241,000 from the Medical Research Council.

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