Members of the University and College Union are holding a 48 hour walkout. They say millions is being spent on improving university buildings - but more needs to be invested in attracting and retaining the best staff. But do students agree?
Academics in the UCU union are staging a 48 hour strike over pay. Helen Fairfoul from the University and Colleges Employers Association explains why she thinks the offer being made to academics and various support staff is fair - and amounts to a pay rise above the 1.1 per cent headline figure.
Members of the University and College Union are staging a 48 hour walkout at universities across the region. They're protesting over a 1.1 per cent pay offer, and objecting to workers being employed on zero hour or casual contracts. Here's Simon Boxley, Branch Secretary at the University of Winchester on the picket line this morning.
It's that time of year - the school exams season is upon us. And one charity has reported a rise in the number of children seeking help for stress.
Childline says it held more than 3,000 counselling sessions for anxious pupils in the last year - up nine per cent on the previous year. Megan Boot has one teenager's story.
The Brighton Festival is about to enter its third and final week with a host of performances and events, including the Great Escape music weekend, still to come.
For guest director, US pop star Laurie Anderson, its been a chance to curate a festival she's not only performed in but visited during its now 50 year history.
So how has she enjoyed running the show? Andy Dickenson went to meet her, as well as Rachel Champion and Tristan Shorr, producers of The Last Resort.
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A specialist school for children with autism will be officially opened in Oxford today.
The Countess of Wessex will visit LVS Oxford to perform the duty. The school meets the needs of forty-eight pupils on the autism spectrum.
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