UK university students facing ‘unprecedented rent rises’

University students in the UK are facing “unprecedented rent rises” amid record demand for accommodation, while the value of the maintenance loan designed to cover living costs stagnates, according to a report.Many students are struggling to find affordable rooms, as rents have jumped by more than 8% overall this year compared with 2022-23, a survey

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Shon Faye on Elliot Page & trans in pop culture – Pop Culture with Chanté Joseph – podcast

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Community champions dominate new year honours list

The theme of public service is at the forefront of the new year honours list, with the majority of those receiving awards nominated for their work in their local communities.Tricia Ward-Jones, 69, from Shropshire, receives the British empire medal (BEM) after 17 years as a volunteer fundraiser for Promise Dreams, a charity based in Wolverhampton

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