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May 21, 2001

GM meat on the menu
Food from genetically modified animals could be on sale within ten years, Ian McConnell of Cambridge University said today. Professor McConnell was speaking as a report from the Royal Society showed that more experiments using GM animals are likely to be conducted as genetics research races ahead.

Recruitment of foreign nurses attacked
The recruitment of thousands of foreign nurses came under fire at the Royal College of Nursing’s conference in Harrogate this morning. The government’s NHS Plan, published last July, promised to provide 20,000 more nurses by 2004. Applications from overseas nurses to register in the United Kingdom have doubled in the last year.

Art reaches out across England
A £4 million art initiative aimed at breaking down social and class barriers reached more than half of England’s population in the past year, it was revealed today. Twenty-five million people have had contact with 1,700 artists nationwide as part of the National Lottery-funded Year of the Artist.

Student's transatlantic traffic study tipped for text
Dundee University final-year history student Malcolm Archibald has just published his first full-length book, on the history of traffic across the North Atlantic. Across the Pond , published by Whittles Publishing, is being considered as a university reading list text.

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