Universities are to stop offering 'unconditional' places to students amid fears it lowers grades

Eight universities have stopped, or will stop, offering 'conditional unconditional' offers to prospective students. The move comes after the Education Secretary wrote to 23 institutions. ...

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Guests are charged £105 for vintage bottle of champagne and £18 for a glass of Rose

A 125ml glass of Fortnum and Mason Rose cost £18 at the Chelsea Flower Show's bars, while a glass of champagne was a hefty £15. ...

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US investigators 'believe bird strike was factor in Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crash'

Shares for Boeing rose 1.2 per cent around midday on Tuesday after the claim from a person familiar with the matter of the March 10 crash in Ethiopia that came five months after Lion Air Max 8 crash. ...

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Federal election 2019: Penny Wong endorses Albanese for Labor leadership – politics live

The ALP’s quest for a new leader to replace Bill Shorten continues after Scott Morrison won the Australian election. All the day’s events, live 2.15am BST The early and interstate votes will now be counted.1.2m declaration votes - votes cast at early voting centres, interstate voting centres & with mobile teams - are joining counts today. #ausvotes #auspol pic.twitter.com/yYkem2xp7M 2.14am BST Question: What about Bill Shorten potentially lobbying on behalf of Chris Bowen?Penny Wong: As ...

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Indonesia riots: protesters clash with security forces over election result

Supporters of Prabowo Subianto, who lost the vote, set fire to vehicles in JakartaSupporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate have clashed with security forces and set fire to a police dormitory and vehicles in the Indonesian capital after the release of official election results.National Police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said protests turned violent late on Tuesday and continued through the night. He said on Wednesday that dozens of people were detained. Continue reading... ...

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Change UK candidate Rachel Johnson goes leafleting for EU poll in Gibraltar

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: During the 1997 General Election, Rees-Mogg, then 27, famously took his nanny, Veronica Crook, canvassing in Scotland. ...

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North London Muslim community break Ramadan fast in the street with politicians

Jeremy Corbyn promoted a message of unity as he and Dominic Grieve joined Muslims at a community street iftar meal outside Finsbury Park mosque on Tuesday evening. ...

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Chief Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt says Boris Johnson Nigel Farage and Putin will destroy EU

Guy Verhofstadt has said the rise of populism and the far-right could bring down the Union by 2024 if they cannot be replaced by a 'new vision of the EU'. ...

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CBI boss urges MPs to back Theresa May's Brexit deal or risk 'economic failure'  

John Allan, president of the employers’ organisation, said Brexit uncertainty was creating an ‘ever-growing cost’, with £800 billion of financial capital having already moved out of the UK. ...

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San Francisco boasts world's highest salaries amid rising homelessness

Deutsche Bank’s Mapping the World’s Prices 2019 shows the city climbed a ‘stunning’ seven places for salary over the past five yearsStock market gadflies were predicting a wealth boom to strike San Francisco this year, with several big-name tech companies set to enter the public market. But according to Deutsche Bank, the city is already there.San Francisco beat out all other world cities for having the highest salaries and most disposable income, according to Deutsche Bank’s ...

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