Student grants cut after government 'overspending'

Grants for university students are having to be cut by the government from next year, after they had reportedly made an overspending blunder.

Although poorer students are unlikely to be effected, the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) said they found a financial deficit of £200m.

Despite the DIUS improving student financial grants this year, according to BBC News the upper limit to receive a student grant will be lowered from £60,000 to £50,020 next year.

Brand resigns from Radio 2

Breaking News:  (Wednesday 29th October, 18:02 GMT)

Russell Brand has resigned from BBC Radio 2, following prank call remarks made to actor Andrew Sachs on Brand's radio programme.

Earlier, co-host Jonathan Ross - who had made prank calls to Sachs on his answerphone alongside Brand - was suspended from the BBC with Brand, and the pair's scheduled BBC Radio 2 programmes have been cancelled.

Good book for the essay

For anyone looking for another book to reference for the essay, The Invention of Journalism by Jean K. Chalaby has been helpful for me so far. It's pretty dense but the whole book revolves around the period from 1850 onwards so there's a lot of good quotable bits, particularly in the Third Part.

And the last chapter contains some interesting theories on the function of journalism, in particular the 'magic mirror' effect.

Don't let the intoduction put you off reading this book, I didn't know half the words in there but I found some good facts in the rest of the book.

Alonso Brings the Curtain Down on Fortress Stamford Bridge

Chelsea fans knew that this day would come eventually, but probably would have picked a different opponent to lose their 86 match home unbeaten league record to. 

In the end, the reality is that Xabi Alonso’s 10th minute deflected shot gave Liverpool all three points and in the process sent them clear the top of the Premier League and inflicted upon Luiz Felipe Scolari his first defeat as Chelsea manager.

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