We expect that the total number of full-time students in higher education this year will be bigger than in any year before 2010.
Therefore this shows the benefits of our reforms coming through already. More students are going to their first choice institution. Moreover, acceptance rates for applicants from disadvantaged areas increased this year.
Our reforms are helping students to make well-informed choices using better information.
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Ukip's ruling committee unanimously backed a vote of no confidence in Mr Bolton on Sunday and six key party figures have also resigned.
A much improved day across the UK. Rain spreads in through this evening and overnight with the heaviest bursts across western Scotland.
Risk of localised flooding across some western areas with snow melt/heavy rain.