The Diary receives word that Plymouth University's student union is in dire financial straits and has resorted to holding pole-dancing evenings to generate cash. Great story - but a phone call to president James Harvey reveals that it is untrue.
But the union's community liaison officer, James Robbins, did point out that the International Society recently held a pole-dancing night, although its motivation was more about fun than fundraising. He told The Diary: "There were male as well as female pole-dancers. Apparently they went down very well."