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June 7, 2001

Police probe immigration fraud at Derby
Police are investigating a suspected bogus student immigration racket after reported attempts to obtain university places for Chinese students with fake qualifications. Derby University has confirmed that it has alerted the police after its checks on a number of Chinese applicants uncovered false graduation certificates.

Bookkeeping blunder causes 130 job cuts
Up to 130 jobs are to be axed at the Natural Resources Institute, which helps developing countries, after the discovery of a £9 million accounting blunder. A number of senior staff have been suspended while an investigation is carried out. Acting head Tony Clayton said: “There is no suggestion that any fraud is involved.”

Pop stars at prince's gala graduate night
Chart-toppers Atomic Kitten will present an award at The Prince’s Trust Graduate Fashion Week tonight. A gala night in London is the culmination of the fashion week that has involved 37 of Britain’s fashion colleges.

Scots library given Conan Doyle collection
A major collection of books written by and about the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is being gifted to Edinburgh University library. It will help launch a website honouring those who have donated books to the library over the past 420 years.



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