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Whatever it takes: the fight to save the euro

The European Union has the tools and the will to protect the euro and fight the bloc's sovereign debt crisis, the European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, and European Union President, Jose Barroso, declared yesterday.

Africa’s ambitious experiment to preserve threatened wildlife

Five nations in southern Africa are joining together to create a huge conservation area that will extend across their borders and expand critical territory for elephants. But can these new protections reverse decades of decline for area wildlife while also benefiting the people who live there?

120,000 children living illegally in the UK ‘need better protection’

An Oxford University study has put the number of children who were living in the UK without legal immigration status in 2011 at around 120,000 – about 0.9 per cent of the total population of children below the age of 18.

How competition Is killing higher education

Competition, we are constantly told, encourages individuals, institutions and companies to take the risks necessary for innovation and efficiency. But in higher education, competition often discourages risk taking, leads to overly cautious short-term decisions, produces a mediocre product for the price, and promotes excessive spending on physical plants and bureaucracies.

Peregrine Falcons breed successfully at University

A pair of Peregrine Falcons nesting at the University of Sheffield has become Yorkshire's first urban breeding pair, thanks to the concerted efforts of staff and volunteers from the University and the Sheffield Bird Study Group.