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Education Minister Jo Johnson warns universities over 67% dropout rates

Students paying £9,250 fees risk being failed by degree courses with huge dropout rates, the universities minister has warned. Jo Johnson said the institutions urgently need to review the value for money of some courses...

Sky Data poll: One in three Britons say university ‘not worth it’

One third of Britons - including more than half of 18-24 year-olds - think the cost of university is not worth it for people currently considering applying, a Sky Data poll reveals. Just over half...

Scottish universities under ‘financial stress’ with calls for more investment

Scotland's universities say they are suffering "financial stress" under current funding arrangements. Universities Scotland, which represents the top educational institutions north of the border, has called on the Scottish Government to balance its policy...

Parsons Green terror attack: Boy, 17, arrested in Thornton Heath

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in Thornton Heath, south London, over the Parsons Green terror attack. Police said he was arrested just after midnight on Thursday after officers carried out a search warrant.He was...

‘Make or break’ for May as she enters crucial 48 hours

Theresa May is embarking on a critical make-or-break 48 hours which could determine whether she can deliver Brexit successfully and survive as Prime Minister. Her authority has been badly damaged this week by a bruising...

Google expands smartphone business in $1bn HTC deal

Google has bought part of Taiwanese technology company HTC in an effort to further expand its smartphone business. The Silicon Valley tech giant announced that it is spending $1.1bn (£820m) to acquire the team that...

Google expands smartphone business in $1bn HTC deal

Google has bought part of Taiwanese technology company HTC in an effort to further expand its smartphone business. The Silicon Valley tech giant announced that it is spending $1.1bn (£820m) to acquire the team that...

Mexico earthquake: Rescuers fight to save buried schoolgirl

Rescuers are fighting to save a 12-year-old girl from the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City after spotting her wriggling fingers poking out from a pile of debris. Frida Sofia has been able...

Meet The ‘Island Heroes’ Taking Over The Isle Of Wight

Have you spotted any of these famous faces dotted around the Isle of Wight lately? As part of this year's Isle of Wight Day celebrations artists from across the Island have come together to create...

Isle Of Wight Council To Begin ‘Buying’ Commercial Buildings Using £100m Of Tax Payers’...

Isle of Wight Councillors have approved a £100 million strategy that allows the local authority to own commercial buildings. As previously reported by Isle of Wight Radio, Councillors are meeting tonight (Wednesday) to decide whether...