Education

Student loans interest rate to rise in line with inflation

Rates charged on student loans will go up from 6.1% to 6.3% from September.

United Kingdom

Grand National 2018: Aintree ready for big race as three female jockeys seek history

Three female jockeys are seeking a place in history as they prepare to line up for the rain-hit Grand National at Aintree on Saturday.

United Kingdom

'Lucky escape' Felixstowe rail crossing driver jailed

A man drove his car over the Felixstowe to Ipswich line despite lights warning of an approaching train.

England

London Underground staff go on strike amid driver row

Passengers are being warned to expect delays as staff on the District Line stage a 24-hour strike.

Entertainment

Is Humour Really The Last Stand For British Academia?

The recent UCUstrikeover pension rights has brought to public attention the long simmering problem of the commercialisation of higher education. A lot has beenwrittenabout how students are now seen as consumers, universities fretting about the bottom line

United States

Would you wear a jacket made out of a beachball?

From umbrellas to beach balls, Colin Meredith has designed a clothing line made out of items purchased from a dollar store.

Northern Ireland

New car sales in NI fall almost 17%

Latest figures for car sales in Northern Ireland are broadly in line with the UK as a whole.

Africa

Tunisia line up Turkey as part of their World Cup preparations

Tunisia announce a friendly against Turkey on 1 June in Switzerland as the Carthage Eagles finalise preparations for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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