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New student numbers fall as fees rise

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Government report says all students should sign up for internships

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Universities get record fines for recruiting too many students

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Tory attempts to block universities tsar 'disgraceful', say critics

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Professor Les Ebdon, vice-chancellor of Bedfordshire University

Tories veto Cable's choice for university watchdog

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Students blame poor teaching over degrees

Growing numbers of students are lodging official complaints against their universities if they fail to obtain a top-level degree.

New royal yacht 'not appropriate', says David Cameron

Downing Street has been approached with proposals for a new privately funded royal yacht to mark the Queen's diamond jubilee this year, Prime Minister David Cameron's official spokesman said today.

Gove: Queen deserves £60m yacht for Jubilee

The Queen should be given a new royal yacht – likely to cost at least £60m – as a way to help overturn Britain's mood of austerity, according to Cabinet minister Michael Gove.

Willetts wants to keep top tax rate

A Tory minister has called for the 50p top rate of tax to be kept amid a simmering coalition row on the issue.

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