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April 3, 2001

Memorial held for train crash victim
A memorial service was taking place today at the University of Teesside for Steve Baldwin, the clinical psychology professor who died in the Selby train crash.

The City woos ethnic minorities
Leading investment banks are supporting a new drive to encourage more people from ethnic minorities into banking. Scores of ethnic minority undergraduates are joining work experience programmes in the City of London organised by a specialist careers service.

'Ordinary' couple donate £130,000 microscope
A surprise £130,000 bequest by “an ordinary Dundee couple” has paid for a state-of-the-art laser microscope that will help cancer scientists at Dundee University to understand bowel cancer. The money was left to the medical charity Tenovus and cancer research by post office engineers Ann and Bert Duff.

Garden gives respite in livestock crisis
The University of Cambridge botanic garden has extended its free opening times to all day on Wednesdays for the duration of the foot-and-mouth crisis. Director John Parker said: “We felt that during a time when restrictions are imposed nationwide we could offer two miles of footpaths for the public to enjoy.”

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