Monthly Archives: September 2012

New Unistat Website For Students

A new website is to be set up to give students officially approved information about university courses. The Unistat website will offer consumer-friendly advice for students, including teaching hours, tuition fees and how much they are likely to earn, publishing … Continue reading

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This weekend saw marches against A&E closures

This weekend saw up to 1,000 people march through London to protest against plans to shut four Accident and Emergency units in north-west London. The A&E departments at risk are at Charing Cross, Ealing, Hammersmith and Central Middlesex hospitals. The NHS … Continue reading

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Liam Fox urges government to make tax cuts to boost the economy

Liam Fox has urged the government to make tax cuts in an effort to increase economic growth. He revealed in an interview with The Times this week that he has called for capital gains tax, a levy on the profits from asset … Continue reading

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Ratings survey to be completed at care homes next week

CQC chief David Behan is backing an independent survey that will cover 850 homes and run by 13 operators. The survey will be carried out by the polling firm Ipsos Mori. Next week, almost 50,000 people living in care homes … Continue reading

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Hilary Mantel makes the Man Booker short list again

Hilary Mantel has been shortlisted for the Man Booker £50,000 literary prize again, for her sequel to Wolf Hall, which won the award in 2009. Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies, a fictional account of Thomas Cromwell’s life, is one of … Continue reading

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