Art of Sophie: Boyfriend of murdered Goth opens exhibition

The artist boyfriend of a young woman murdered for her Goth appearance will exhibit his paintings to raise funds for an anti-hatred foundation set up in her name.

Leading article: Without funds, universities must raise fees

The Browne review into student finance and higher education funding received some forthright evidence last week about how much more finance universities needed. Wendy Piatt, director general of the Russell Group, went so far as to say that her members would have to consider radical steps such as going private if the government didn't increase cash for the universities. And Paul Wellings, vice chancellor of Lancaster University, said students would expect to see minimum class sizes and a commitment to a given amount of contact time with lecturers if the cap were to be raised on top-up fees.

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Donald Macintyre joins the Foreign Secretary on the campaign trail and finds him refusing to look beyond 6 May, whatever the future may bring

Geraghty on song as Saxons take retribution

England Saxons 17 Ireland A 13

Hospital wrongly told family that patient had died

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Cipriani withdraws from Saxons

Danny Cipriani has withdrawn from the England Saxons squad ahead of Sunday's game against Ireland A due to a family bereavement.

A new deal in India for Lancaster University

Westward ho is where the land was supposed to be bright, but Lancaster University sees the light shining from the East. Earlier this year, the university launched a new campus in India in partnership with a local provider of private education, the GD Goenka Group. The arrangement is part of a 21st-century strategy of overseas expansion intended to spread the Lancaster brand, diversify sources of income and broaden the horizons of faculty.

Four quizzed in murder probe

Four men were being questioned on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing.

Soldier killed in Helmand blast named

The latest British soldier to die in Afghanistan has been named as Corporal Simon Hornby, 29, from the 2nd Battalion, the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

Police hunt for dangerous escaped rapist

A manhunt was under way today after a 44-year-old rapist escaped from immigration officials while being served with a deportation order.

Travel Agenda: The Braemar Gathering; Languedoc Roussillon at St Pancras; Etihad premium lounge opens at Heathrow

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Ireland power past poor Saxons to lift Churchill Cup

England Saxons 22 Ireland A 49

Saxons hit back to secure final spot

United States 17 England Saxons 56
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