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June 5, 2001

Lib Dems push to scrap fees in Wales
Welsh Liberal Democrats hope to repeat the party’s success in scrapping upfront tuition fees in Scotland by lobbying the next government to abolish them in Wales. Welsh Liberal Democrats believe that their campaign will get a boost from a Welsh Assembly report into student hardship that is due out next week.

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Cancer specialist fears Tory tax cut promise
David Kerr, professor of clinical oncology at the University of Birmingham, today pledged to vote Labour in Thursday’s general election amid fears that promised Conservative tax cuts would harm cancer care and research funding.

Ondaatje is RGS's mystery benefactor
Former financier Christopher Ondaatje, elected two years ago to the council of the Royal Geographical Society, has been revealed as the philanthropist behind a £1.5 million donation made to the RGS earlier this year.

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