Student

The move, long rumoured, has finally been announced as part of plans to raise student numbers

RECORDS / New Releases: Massive Attack - Protection (Virgin, CD/ LP/tape)

Their first album, 1991's sumptuous Blue Lines, opened up a whole new imaginative world for British dance music, in the same way that De La Soul's Three Feet High And Rising did in America. It's lasted better too, perhaps because fewer others have dared to follow in Massive Attack's footsteps.

FASHION / Secondhand seditionaries: High fashion rediscovered punk this year, but for some devotees the original designs never lost their appeal. Simon Dudfield reports on the collectors who will pay a fortune for secondhand clothes

THIS YEAR'S spring/summer collections have been spiked with designer punk: lethal heels, short skirts, safety-pins, chains and leather. But these clothes are far removed from the Seventies' originals: the nose rings are fake, the slashed fabrics perfectly stitched at the seams, the leather gleaming, supple and very, very expensive.

Briton takes command of peace troops in Bosnia

LIEUTENANT-GENERAL Sir Michael Rose took command of all UN troops in Bosnia-Herzegovina yesterday amid speculation that the UN might withdraw in the spring. But, speaking in Sarajevo, General Rose, 53, said 'that's not part of our intentions at the moment'.

The hard sell in Hollywood: In one room: Hollywood's sharpest marketers, and a bad idea for an imaginary film - an eco-drama that looks like box-office poison. How to sell it? As Jurassic Park's hype reaches a crescendo, here are the new auteurs at work

GLOOM AND DESPAIR have settled over Hollywood. The industry's mood is one of 'self-loathing', according to a highly placed studio executive, who recently told the New York Times that the films being produced were 'a lot of formulaic, by-the-numbers, cliche-ridden, high-concept garbage'. Still, the creative fires burn on - though not on soundstages or in story conferences. In 1993, Hollywood's true auteurs are its marketing men.

ROCK / Sex bomb in LP shock

IN THE midst of all the mucky book brouhaha, you could be forgiven for not noticing that Madonna has a new album out. It would be a shame if Erotica (Maverick/Sire) got trampled in the multi-media marketing stampede, because it is a very fine piece of work, probably her best. If you forget the Dick Tracy spin- off Breathless, a clear case of Beatty-ing around the bush, it is still possible to plot her five albums of new songs as a rising curve.
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee