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Tuition fees: Theresa May challenges university costs

The prime minister is to call for better value for students in England who face “one of the most expensive systems of university tuition in the world”. Theresa May will announce an independent review of fees and student finance on Monday. She will also argue for an end to “outdated attitudes” that favour university over technical education. Labour says it would abolish fees and bring back maintenance grants. A day of reckoning for tuition fees? 10 charts showing the effect of tuition fees Mrs May, announcing the year-long review of…

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Antonio Conte wary of challenges with securing Champions League football despite Chelsea's return to top four

The Italian guided Chelsea to a Premier League title last season but the Blues have struggled for form this term Monday, February 12, 2018 Antonio Conte says it will be very difficult for Chelsea to qualify for next season’s Champions League even though his side moved back into the top four with a comfortable win over West Brom at Stamford Bridge. The Blues, who went into the game in poor form having lost their last two games by three-goal margins against Bournemouth and Watford respectively, started nervously and were fortunate not…

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Gaming 

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Review: Showing the Potential of AR Gaming

I’ve demoed a lot of smartphone-based, augmented reality (AR) headsets, and while they’ve always seemed to have potential, nothing about them was very compelling. Lenovo and Disney are working to change that this holiday season with a well-thought-out game based on Star Wars, called Jedi Challenges. There are quite a few cute AR games now, but most of them rely just on your phone’s display, so they’re hardly immersive. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges ($ 199.99) (See it on BestBuy.com) goes quite a bit beyond that. Leveraging Disney’s expertise in entertainment, and…

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Brexit: Ministers see off early EU Withdrawal Bill challenges

Media playback is unsupported on your device Ministers have seen off challenges to their authority on the first of eight days of scrutiny of a key Brexit bill. MPs backed plans to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act, which will end the supremacy of EU law in the UK, by 318 votes to 68. Calls for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to have a veto over the process were rejected by 318 votes to 52. But several Tories criticised plans to specify an exact date for Brexit and hinted they…

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