Voices The Government has faced a barrage of criticism over the HS2 plans

The Government is looking to spend upwards of £50bn to improve a journey taken by only 2 per cent of commuters

Mortensen: he was the principal designer of an economic tool called 'search theory'

Dale Mortensen: Economist who shared the Nobel Prize for his work on analysing unemployment and labour markets

Dale Mortensen shared the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics for developing innovative methods to analyse unemployment and labour markets. He started out by wanting to know why some people remained unemployed when businesses had jobs they could not fill, and he wondered why similar jobs could have significantly different salaries.

The two students were asked to cover their t-shirts at an LSE freshers fair

Student and women's groups write open letter to UN condemning gender segregation in UK universities

Students and women’s groups have written an open letter to the UN to condemn gender segregation at British universities.

The two students were asked to cover their t-shirts at an LSE freshers fair

LSE apologises after students forced to cover up 'Jesus and Mo' t-shirts

University staff told pair their t-shirts, showing Jesus and the Prophet Mohammed, could constitute harassment of a religious group

Students win LSE apology over ban on T-shirts depicting Prophet Mohamed and Jesus Christ

A leading university has apologised to two students who were threatened with expulsion from a freshers' fair if they failed to cover T-shirts depicting a cartoon of the Prophet Mohamed and Jesus Christ.

Pricing nature is a capital idea

The destruction of forests and natural habitats makes us all poorer

Italy out to attract luxury listings to Milan

The Italian stock exchange is looking to lure luxury goods companies to list in Milan with a two-day event in association with Vogue Italia.

Stop and Search: Drugs and the aggravating factor of being black

A study has found that in forces across England and Wales, drug policy was a major cause of racial inequality in the justice system

Happy days: David Cameron in Svalbard, Norway on a 2006 trip designed to expound his green credentials

Cameron is at a turning point on climate change

Either he stands with sceptics in his own party, or sides with the the scientific community

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a strong emphasis on science, engineering and technological education and research. Founded 1861.

The top 100 universities in the world - QS rankings

Here are the top 100 universities in the world for 2013/14 compiled by the QS World Universities

Imperial College is one of the London universities that Tim Hands has suggested might be a new 'super league'

The end of Oxbridge dominance?

The Oxbridge ‘hegemony’ will end as a new ‘super Ivy League’ of universities emerges, a leading headmaster has said

Cranfield School of Management

History: Management has been part of Cranfield University since the Fifties. Founded on an old RAF site as the first postgraduate college of aeronautics, when it decided its students needed management training. It grew out of industrial need, not ivory towers. The school was formally established in 1967, making it one of the three oldest business schools in the UK.

European Parliament elections: 'Ukip' threat reduced' in new system

David Cameron's best hope of seeing his Conservatives beat the UK Independence Party (Ukip) into third place in next year's European Parliament elections may hinge on changing the voting system so voters can choose eurosceptic Tory candidates, according to a study published today.

Apathy over pensions ‘will lead to huge future bills’

Britain is at a pension crossroads which could leave businesses facing a massive bill in the future.

City’s reputation for straight dealing must be protected

Entry to the City of London must be hard-earned in the eyes of the world. Otherwise there will be lasting damage

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Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Smash hit go under the hammer

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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