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July 16, 2001

Shell targetted
Oil giant Shell is set to become the latest target for an animal rights group trying to shut down Huntingdon Life Sciences, the pharmaceutical testing firm. The Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (Shac) group says in a new memorandum to supporters that it is “time to give Shell hell!” because it is a customer of HLS.

Moral dilemma for school-leavers
Children are leaving school unprepared to deal with the difficult moral questions thrown up by advances in science, a report from the Wellcome Trust warned today. It recommended that all sixth formers should be encouraged to do an AS-level in understanding science.

Parents take tearaway blame
Parents really are to blame when their kids turn out to be teenage tearaways, a report indicated today. Those who are firm but who trust their children provoke fewer conflicts than those who lay down the law, according to research by a team at Edinburgh University.

Clearing goes online
ECCTIS, the company which manages the government’s official database of university courses, is launching an online clearing service for the estimated 25 per cent of students who need to find a university place after receiving their A-level results. The free service, live from August 16, will be updated by universities daily and is searchable by course type and institution. ECCTIS is part-owned by The THES 's parent company TSL Education.

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