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Manchester University move to scrap banking crash module angers students

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 19:14
Course leaders cancelled the Bubbles, Panics and Crashes module developed as counterpoint to free-market teaching

Manchester University bosses came under fire from angry economics students after they scrapped a groundbreaking course that examined the effects of the 2008 banking crash.

In an escalation of the crisis gripping university economics departments, the course leaders cancelled the Bubbles, Panics and Crashes module developed to answer protests at the dominance of orthodox free-market teaching.

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Pupils should stay indoors at lunch to avoid smog, says UK government adviser

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 17:00
Prof Frank Kelly says children should not be allowed to use playground in areas with severe pollution

Schools in areas affected by severe air pollution should keep pupils indoors at lunchtime to avoid them having asthma attacks and potentially lifelong lung damage, a key government adviser is urging.

Prof Frank Kelly said children should be stopped from using the playground during school hours to reduce their exposure to the smog that is affecting south-east England and is expected to spread to the Midlands and East Anglia.