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Four out of six Gateshead vape shops sold goods to children

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Two thirds of vape shops in Gateshead have sold vape products to children, despite it being illegal to sell them to under-18s, a Trading Standards Inspection has revealed....

Working-class students turning to loan sharks as universities charge hidden fees

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“Hidden” university costs mean that working-class students are having to resort to multiple jobs, loan sharks and pay day loans in order to get through university. In addition...

Insights lecture offers solutions to childhood obesity

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The pervasive message of Professor Ashley Adamson’s public lecture entitled “Childhood Obesity; they should do something about that” was to disregard an imagined ‘them’,...

Unconditional offers used to lure in students- universities to be fined?

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Universities may be fined due to an increased use of unconditional offers as a pressurising means to lure in students. Unconditional offers are those which are not dependant on...

The BTOC Awards

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The writers of the Courier decide: What are the best loos on campus?...