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Students excluded for not paying fees: Many students around Britain are being threatened with sanctions if they do not pay their tuition fees. Universities, including Liverpool, Coventry, and Luton, are warning students that they will not be allowed to graduate or register for the next stage of their course. Ben Monks, national secretary of the National Union of Students, said, “They are making a bad situation worse.”
Medics lured to the city: The problem of debt-ridden medical students being tempted by jobs in the City could escalate as the last students eligible for a grant leave the system. At least one student union has been asked by City firms to provide names of medical students.
Coloured shades could be dangerous: Research by scientists from Boots has found that the colour of a red traffic light disappears if a driver is wearing blue tinted glasses. Pink, blue, green, and other varieties