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July 4, 2001

Colleges promised funds to close disparity
The government has promised more funding for further education colleges to narrow the gap in resources between them and school sixth forms and sixth-form colleges. In a short parliamentary debate, junior education minister Ivan Lewis recognised the disparity in funding between the two types of institution.

Gene-therapy manufacture site opened
The site of Britain’s first purpose-built centre for the manufacture of gene therapies was being opened today by Scottish enterprise minister Wendy Alexander. The £100 million Biocampus is at Gowkley Moss Farm, near Penicuik, Midlothian. The Roslin Institute, which cloned Dolly the sheep, will be involved in the project.

Rangers' academy marks Scottish football first
Scotland’s first football academy, Rangers Football Club's new £14 million training ground at Auchenhowie, Milngavie, opened today.

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