Number of students accepted to university drops this year

Nervous sixth-formers will be waking up to their long-awaited A-level results this morning.
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Shane Warne rates Rajasthan Royals’ IPL title chances and hails India batsman Sanju Samson
'The squad looks great!'
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Police say Boris Johnson's dad Stanley won't be fined for shopping without mask
EXCLUSIVE: The 80-year-old admitted he was unsure of the rules and apologised for his blooper - and he will escape without one of the fines his son introduced
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FIFA 21 EA Play early access trial goes live but fans complain it won't download
FIFA 21 is now live and available to play for EA Play subscribers, who are now able to download the game and play a ten-hour trial period of the new game, but many fans are unable to download it.
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Ex-WWE star Miro claims bosses wanted him to have erectile disfunction in Rusev sex addict storyline
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Clever jobseeker applies for graphic design job with a cardboard cutout of herself
'Talk about making a great first impression.'
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Tatler reveals Westminster wives everyone wants at dinner parties
Tatler has shared its pick of the politicians' wives who make the best dinner party guests, just in case you ever have the opportunity to have one round for supper.
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Ian Wright predicts surprise win for Leeds United against Manchester City
'Leeds are like Godzilla.'
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UK asylum seekers: More than 9,000 are now living in 91 hotels across the country
Home Office officials told the Public Accounts Committee 9,500 people have been put up in almost a hundred hotels in around 50 local authority areas across the UK.
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Pep gives Dias verdict as he begins Man City training
Manchester City manager likes the age profile of his centre backs
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Jamie Redknapp recalls moment he found out dad Harry was in near-fatal car crash
Jamie Redknapp spoke about the 'most difficult time of his life' when dad Harry, 73, almost died in a car crash which killed four other people in 1990
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Baroness Floella Benjamin given Bedtime Story
The CBeebies tale will chart the Lib Dem peer's journey from Trinidad to London as a child.
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Shannen Doherty's dog found her cancer before 'odd' ache signalled its return
Shannen Doherty was home alone when she received devastating news that her cancer had returned as stage 4
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Loyal dog saves tipsy owner from falling and puts her in bed
It would've been a nasty fall had Jax not stepped in.
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Harry Potter fans waiting to see Hogwarts Express 'gutted' as arrival is ruined
Ross Gilmour and his family were among the Harry Potter fans who gathered at Drumry Train Station in Clydebank to catch a glimpse of the Hogwarts Express - but a local service ruined the big moment
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Shot fired at house 'hours after robbery in same street'
Two men are in custody on suspicion of robbery
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All the lockdown rules for pubs, families and travel in 4 areas across the north
Four more areas of England are being placed under stricter Covid-19 restrictions. The Liverpool City Region, Warrington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough face tough new laws from midnight on Saturday
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West mocked by fans for odd date night location
Kanye West shared a snap with fans on Twitter of his romantic dinner during a date with wife Kim Kardashian after being forced to bat away recent divorce claims
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France celebrates legal action against UK...while facing 63 EU infringement claims
FRANCE is currently facing 63 legal challenges for allegedly flouting European Union rules - but celebrated the bloc's decision to take action against Britain over its Brexit plans.
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Southgate lifts lid on talks with Man United manager Solskjaer after England row
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer voiced his displeasure at Mason Greenwood's call-up last month after the teenager was sent home for breaching COVID-19 protocol.
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US government ‘told law enforcement officials to speak sympathetically of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse’
New documents show that US law enforcement officials are told to speak sympathetically of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse.
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Sacha Baron Cohen brings Borat back with a VERY un-PC bang in new sequel trailer
The hilarious new teaser for the long-awaited trailer was released on Thursday, with risqué depictions of the character impersonating Donald Trump, calling Harry Potter a sex offender
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First Class ticket British Airways passengers furious over embarrassing in-flight sandwiches
British Airways (BA) passengers have been left fuming after forking out thousands of pounds for first and business class tickets, only to be served 'disappointing' sandwiches for their inflight meals.
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What a sequel to The Social Network looks like in 2020 – as iconic Facebook film turns 10
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Rihanna ‘using music as an outlet’ as she finally shares R9 album update
Is 2020 about to be saved?
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Woman ‘battered by taxi driver after she left phone in his car’
Bianca Butler, 26, has bravely shared a shocking picture of her black eye following the attack, which the police are investigating.
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Masseuse 'can't remember' why she gave several conflicting accounts over Lord Holmes 'assault'
The visually impaired Tory peer denies sexually assaulting the masseuse and in a statement to police said as a blind person he can get a sense of what a person looks like through touch.
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UK coronavirus cases surge by nearly 7,000 again with 59 more deaths
England reported 5,589 new cases of Covid-19, Wales had 398, Scotland recorded 668 and Northern Ireland had 259. Another 59 deaths were also reported, taking the death toll to 42,143
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Bolton Wanderers FIFA 21 Ultimate Team player ratings in full confirmed
Here's how EA Sports have rated the Wanderers squad in the latest instalment of the popular video game franchise
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Sam Claflin cutely calls Enola Holmes co-star Millie Bobby Brown his ‘little sis’ in behind-the-scenes set snap
Too cute.
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Inside the Irish castle used for new film with Matt Damon and Jodie Comer
The Last Duel stars Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer and is being filmed on location at an Irish castle
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Drive-in Christmas panto, cinema and car-aoke coming to Manchester
The Parking Lot Social's Winter Festival is coming to the Trafford Centre
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Amazon launch 2020 beauty advent calendar and it’s available to pre-order now
Beauty Advent Calendars are all the rage right now and Amazon's latest offering has just become available to pre-order
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Leeds team news and injury update ahead of Saturday’s clash with Man City
After Leeds' dramatic late win in the Yorkshire derby over Sheffield United on Sunday, Marcelo Bielsa has selection issues ahead of his reunion with Pep Guardiola on Saturday
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With Johnson's power ebbing, Labour is right to turn the spotlight on Sunak
The chancellor is a leader-in-waiting – but Starmer knows that a winter of Covid job losses will truly test his credibilityRishi Sunak is not just any politician.The chancellor is a one-man brand, a designer label on to which aspirational values are projected via slick social media posts that bear more resemblance to David Beckham launching a new aftershave than a politician touting an economic stimulus plan. When Conservative MPs ask why it’s Sunak’s name and not their party’s on all the promotional blurb, the blunt response is that people like “brand Rishi” better. Continue reading...
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Blue whales start singing in the daytime rather than at night just before migrating, study finds 
US experts recorded both individual whales and their greater populations in the Northeast Pacific, using underwater microphones called 'hydrophones'.
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Amazon unveil top toys for Christmas 2020 including Barbie, Lego and Star Wars
The online market place has let us in to what they think will be the most requested 12 toys for Christmas this year, covering all ages
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Scare Me review – cabin-fire tales get nasty in self-aware comedy horror
Josh Ruben and Aya Cash play writers trying to outscare each in other in a playful, patchy midnight movie with a timely sting in its tailThere’s a fine line, tonally, between knowing and smug, a line that writer-director Josh Ruben’s ambitiously contained comedy horror Scare Me treads precariously, its story of storytellers telling stories to scare each other almost stumbling over its own ego. But while there are lapses, an over-indulgence here and there, Ruben mostly keeps his canny debut feature afloat and us entertained, if not exactly scared … Related: The Glorias review – Gloria Steinem biopic is a laughably shoddy mess Continue reading...
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Mud-slurping chinless fish that was one of 'man's earliest ancestors'
Researchers from the University of Bristol used computer simulations to create 'avatars' of our ancient relatives to explore how they moved through the water.
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Loiterer took upskirt pictures of women’s legs as they waited for a train
Police spotted him hanging around two women at the station in Manchester.
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John Cena confirms WWE status and addresses in-ring future
The 16-time world champ has plenty left in the tank.
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Keir Starmer warns of looming mental health crisis as students trapped in halls
First years described struggling with loneliness and making friends as entire flats came down with coronavirus
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Feeding C-section babies their mothers' POOP helps them develop healthy gut bacteria
A new study from the University of Helsinki found that C-section babies who had a small amount of their mothers' feces fed to them at birth had gut bacteria similar to infants born vaginally.
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Ellie Goulding featured on a famous Drake track - and fans had no idea
Ellie Goulding surprised fans when she revealed her vocals were used on a hit collaboration between Jay-Z and Drake
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Donald Trump to accept lowest number of refugees ever ‘to protect US from Covid’
The US plans to accept just 15,000 refugees next year, out of the estimated 80m people currently estimated to be displaced
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Dominic Calvert-Lewin reveals his mum’s lovely reaction to first England call-up
Bukayo Saka and Harvey Barnes were also called up for the first time.
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Middlesbrough mayor to defy new lockdown rules based on 'monstrous inaccuracies'
Andy Preston said he was prepared to defy the stricter measures that come into force in parts of the north as infections continue to rise in England
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Matiu Ratana death: Met Police sergeant 'died from gunshot to chest'
Coroner Sarah Ormond-Walshe opened and adjourned the inquest into Sgt Matiu Ratana's death.
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