Increase is due to thousands of A-level students with lower grades than previous years being snapped up for places
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Thursday 19 January 2012
Wednesday 18 January 2012
A student has sent her own rejection letter to a prestigious university criticising it for "intimidating" pupils from comprehensive school backgrounds during the interview process.
Friday 13 January 2012
Reginald Hill, the author of the Dalziel and Pascoe crime novels, has died aged 75.
Friday 13 January 2012
An Oxford don who played a leading role in the creation of the world's largest radio telescope has been found dead in what police are treating as murder.
Tuesday 10 January 2012
Sunday 18 December 2011
In a sign that the megawealthy keep on spending, Knightsbridge landmark Harvey Nichols has seen pre-tax profit before charitable donations soar38 per cent to nearly £16m.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
Nearly 75 per cent of the world's poor live in middle-income countries where their fellow citizens' wealth is growing, a study shows.
Tuesday 01 November 2011
Best headline on a press release from last week? It has to be this from the University of Bristol: "Cannabis causes cognitive chaos in users".
Saturday 03 September 2011
Botched amputations and scurvy are among the grim realities of naval life during the Napoleonic Wars revealed by a scientific examination of skeletons buried in three Royal Navy graveyards.
Thursday 25 August 2011
Plummeting numbers of people leaving the UK to live abroad and the influx of migrants from Eastern Europe led to a 21% increase in net migration last year, figures showed today.
Friday 12 August 2011
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
- 1 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 2 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 3 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 4 Cycle death inquest: Boyfriend hugs driver of 32 tonne tipper truck that killed his girlfriend
- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police