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Construction begins on Scarborough university campus

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Friday to mark the beginning of construction on a new £14 million university campus in Scarborough.

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The campus, which is part of Coventry University, has already taken its first batch of students, with their new buildings expected to be ready by September 2016.

The current students and staff are based in designated teaching rooms in Scarborough Spa, with a Library and Learning Resource Centre at Woodend Creative until their new home is completed.

University of Sheffield enters 'top 100' list

University of Sheffield is among the world's top 100 universities according to The Times' Higher Education global league table.

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The institution has climbed up 24 places, from 121 to 97.

The University of Leeds and the University of York are named in the top 200. York has dropped from 113 to 131, whilst Leeds has improved from 146 to 133.


New car smoking ban to protect children

A change in the law will help to protect children from the harmful effects of cigarette smoke - and go some way to saving the NHS thousands of pounds a year.

From tomorrow it will be against the law to smoke in a car with anyone under the age of 18. It follows a campaign led by a teenager who put together a petition calling for the government to introduce the ban. The move has been widely praised by health professionals - but one smokers' rights group says it is a step too far. Matt Price reports.

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