Politics

Labour pledges to prevent universities from going bust

Image copyright Getty Images Universities would be prevented from going bust under new plans unveiled by Labour to protect higher education and students from “rampant” market forces. The plans to overhaul regulator the Office for Students reflect fears about some universities’ viability. Under Labour, the OfS would get an explicit objective of avoiding “disorderly failure” […]

Business

‘Killer car seats’ sold online for £8

Image copyright Which? Children’s car seats, dubbed “killers” by trading standards officers, have repeatedly appeared for sale on online marketplaces, Which? has warned. The consumer group said the fabric seats, which can cost as little as £8, offered almost no protection in a crash and were illegal to use in the UK. The online sites […]