As some students were awarded their predicted grades, giving them higher results than expected, many are now likely to ditch their back-up university options.
This means that student numbers in towns with lower ranking institutions are likely to plunge this autumn, polarising the student accommodation market and leaving some landlords with drastically reduced demand.
Research, by estate agency Hamptons International, found that of the 60 local authority areas with the largest concentrations of student accommodation, 11 are reliant on just one university that ranks outside the top 50 on the Complete University Guide.
These include Portsmouth, where in 2019 5pc of council tax chargeable homes were lived in by students. Plymouth and Preston are also on the list, where 3.5pc and
The family of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky, have agreed a multimillion-dollar settlement with the city, US media report.
Ms Taylor, 26, was shot eight times when officers entered her home on 13 March during a drugs investigation.
Her name has featured prominently in anti-racism protests around the world in recent months.
The settlement will reportedly be announced later on Tuesday.
It includes a “substantial” payment and will also mandate a series of police reforms in the city, the local Courier Journal newspaper reports.
These are believed to include a requirement that all search warrants are approved by a senior officer, the newspaper says.
The settlement is reported to be one of the largest financial sums paid in a police misconduct case.
Ms Taylor’s killing was propelled into the spotlight once again with the death George Floyd, an African American man who
For a while there, it was looking pretty certain that Americans were going to get another round of those $1,200 coronavirus “stimulus checks.”
Democrats, Republicans and the White House all said they wanted to give out more money to relieve financial pain and stimulate the economy, and the U.S. House voted in May to provide fresh payments. But stimulus money was missing from a COVID-19 relief bill that was just introduced in the Senate — and promptly died.
If you could use another $1,200 right now, why wait around while Washington plays the usual games? Here’s a better game: look around and find your own sources of cash, to give yourself a stimulus check. Check out these nine ways to create one on your own.
If you’re like most people, your car insurance is due every six months. It’s
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