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Miliband warns of £281bn fees debt
Labour leader Ed Miliband will warn that students are being burdened with debts today - around £44,000 on average - that are 'set to weigh down the taxpayer with more debt tomorrow'

Miliband warns of £281bn fees debt

Ed Miliband will claim the tuition fees system is on course to saddle the country with £281 billion of debt by 2030 as he accuses the Coalition of betraying a generation.

World news

Ukraine weapons withdrawal begins

Ukraine weapons withdrawal begins

Warring parties in Ukraine have taken a major stride toward quelling unrest in the country's east with the declared start of a supervised withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line.

Sport news

Liverpool knocked out on penalties

Liverpool knocked out on penalties

Liverpool lost their first European penalty shoot-out as Dejan Lovren was the only man to miss from the spot against Besiktas in Istanbul.

Business news

Lloyds to re-start dividend payouts

Lloyds to re-start dividend payouts

Lloyds Banking Group is expected to announce its first shareholder payout in seven years when it reports its annual results today.

Technology news

Facebook adds new gender option

Facebook adds new gender option

Facebook users who do not fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.

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Redmayne on track with Thomas DVD

Redmayne on track with Thomas DVD

Eddie Redmayne is keeping his career on track after his Oscars win by signing up to provide the voice for one of the engines in the new Thomas the Tank Engine DVD.

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