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May 10, 2001

PM addresses Warwick academics
Prime minister Tony Blair added Warwick University to his election campaign trail today, visiting its international manufacturing centre and addressing academics and local business leaders.

Labour promises cash for universities
The Labour Party has promised to plough more money into universities if it wins a second term of office. The pledge was made in response to a question from Tory MP Andrew Rowe, who pointed out that the starting salary of a researcher in London was £4,000 less than for an assistant lift attentant on the underground.

Short people at risk from strokes
Shorter people are at greater risk of strokes, according to research published today in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The 20-year project by a team from Bristol and Glasgow universities, funded by the Stroke Association, found a four-inch height advantage equates to a 20 per cent lower risk of suffering all kinds of stroke.

David Irving debate cancelled
An Oxford Union debate tonight featuring the controversial historian David Irving has been cancelled due to mounting pressure from students.

Lecturers vote to strike
Further education lecturers have voted to strike over pay on Tuesday, May 22. The walkout by 30,000 members of Natfhe could affect 280 colleges in England.



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