Cambridge tops league table

Cambridge tops the list for the third year running Credit: Press Association

Cambridge has beaten Oxford to first place in a new university league table.

It's taken the top spot in the latest annual Complete University Guide for the third year running.

Oxford climbed back up to second after dropping down to third place behind the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) last year.

The University of Northampton is the ‘highest climber’ in the rankings. It has jumped 39 places to number 62 in the UK.