The Government today announced that 13 new University Technical Colleges are set to open from September 2014 – backed by more than 140 major employers and universities.
The projects have all been approved to move to pre-opening stage and are spread across England. Each will specialise in demanding technical subjects, including engineering, digital technologies and biomedical science. More than 8,000 young people will study at them.
They include Medway University Technical College in Chatham; CleanTech UTC in Newhaven; Science UTC in Oxfordshire; and South Wiltshire Defence Industries UTC.
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A damp and cold night ahead. Valentine's Day will start cloudy but become brighter in the afternoon. Risk of showers along the Kent coast.
Cold and damp tonight with outbreaks of rain. A cold and dull start to Valentine's Day but becoming drier and brighter by the afternoon.
Rain turning more patchy this afternoon but more persistent along the coast. Feeling cold in the brisk north-easterly wind.