The Milton Keynes based Open University has called on the government to help fund tuition fees.
The organisation is aimed at people already working who want to get a degree mainly through distance learning. But because of the rising cost of studying part-time the numbers of students across England has more than halved.
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New research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows Tweets can help predict the outcome of football matches. The study found the tone of Tweets can show when soccer bets are mispriced.
Researchers examined 13.8 million Tweets during the English Premier League 2013/2014 season. These compared prices generated during matches on gambling site Betfair. They found if the tone of Tweets in any given second was positive then the team was more likely to win than bookies predicted.
The study says Tweets are most helpful after goals and red cards. Researchers think this is because social media is particularly good at analysing new information as it comes in during matches.
Social media is already being used as a forecasting tool by a number of companies and agencies but this study has shown its accuracy.
This is a real 'wisdom of crowds’ kind of outcome. It says that if we listen to the right parts of the crowd, we can gain more information and make better predictions.
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Despite being a fixture in the town for hundreds of years there are fears about the future of Northampton's historic market.
Some stall holders say changes to the layout in the Market Square mean they will get less footfall and could be forced to shut up shop.
"This will be the finish of us, this will affect us so badly. The council do not know what they're doing, they have no idea whatsoever, no consultation whatsoever with traders.
"We might make it until Christmas, but we won't make it after that I don't think, so it'll be the end for us. Very sad, very angry."
Northampton Borough Council is spending £30,000 on the project and says the works will improve the market and bring in more shoppers and traders.
Officials insist all traders were invited to have their say at a meeting.
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Thousands of teenagers here in the East are apparently plunging themselves in to debt when they become eligible to credit.Read the full story ›
The competition watchdog says the site's contractual arrangements with insurers that could result in higher home insurance costs.Read the full story ›
45 new jobs are being created in Huntingdon with the opening of a new TK Maxx shop.
The clothing, gift and homeware shop will open on 12 October in The Chequers Shopping Centre.
TK Maxx has over 500 stores across the UK, Ireland, Poland, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.
More than two million British families will be £50 a week worse off by the end of the decade, a report warns.Read the full story ›
Northamptonshire and Norfolk are experiencing a 'mini-boom' in house price growth according to property website Rightmove.Read the full story ›
Commuters and other passengers will find out on Tuesday how much extra they will be charged from the new year.Read the full story ›