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SLASHER PICK
Universities are cutting staff and closing courses, notably in arts, languages and humanities, as vice-chancellors claim to be feeling the squeeze.

BREACH BUMS
Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey has warned that a secret intelligence database central to a judicial inquiry was "manipulated" and the breach "covered up".

TENDER TRAP
Emergency services are having to shell out on supposedly obsolete technology to keep communications secure, as the new network is delayed until 2026.

COOKIES CRUMBLE
With its new Data Reform Bill, the government appears to be gambling that people will be happy for their personal data to be shared more widely.

DREDGE OF DARKNESS
Boris Johnson has "ruled out chemical pollution" as the cause of the death of much marine life around the Tees estuary – but the evidence suggests otherwise.

STORM WARNING
Water companies are showing "limited ambition" to act on storm overflows spewing sewage into rivers and coastal waters, according to watchdog Ofwat.

HARDIE AMISS
After more than eight years since the launch of the inquiry into the Edinburgh trams fiasco, there is no end in sight to the Lord Hardie-led investigation.

UNTOLD STORY
The launch of a charity "with a mission to change the narrative about young men in prison" is dogged by concerns about potential conflicts of interest.

FOXLEY HUNTING
At the trial of two men accused of bribery on a government contract with Saudi Arabia, a whistleblower has described strange payments to offshore companies.

SUGAR RUSH
Westminster council has raided several London candy stores, but the ownership of many remains murky, and national authorities have been little help so far.

SILENT TREATMENT
A hospital trust missed opportunities dating back to 2006 to uncover and halt "aberrant practice" by discredited consultant neurologist Dr Michael Watt.

FATAL FAILURE
Inquest jurors have criticised a Surrey NHS trust over the death of a young man who was allowed to leave a mental health hospital against medical advice.

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