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Prince Andrew ‘stonewalled’ requests to cooperate, court documents say

Virginia Roberts Giuffre filed lawsuit against Andrew in New York on Monday accusing him of sexually abusing her

Virginia Roberts Giuffre sued Prince Andrew after the British royal “stonewalled” requests by US federal prosecutors to cooperate with their inquiries into the child sex trafficking crimes of deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein, court documents have described.

Giuffre filed a lawsuit against Andrew in federal court in New York on Monday accusing , him of sexually abusing her at Epstein’s mansion in Manhattan and at other locations in 2001 when she 17, according to court records.

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Gavin Williamson hints he may back calls for refunds on tuition fees

Education secretary says he expects universities to return to offering in-person teaching in the autumn

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Students in England should not be charged full fees if they do not receive face-to-face teaching in the next academic year, the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has signalled.

In interviews on Tuesday, Williamson said that from the autumn he expected universities to return to offering in-person lectures and tutorials, instead of just online, which has been the norm for most students since the pandemic started.

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Medical schools in England offering new students £10,000 to study elsewhere

Some schools offer compensation after hundreds more students than expected met grade expectations

Students with places at oversubscribed medical schools in England are being asked to move to a course at a university elsewhere in the country in exchange for £10,000 after a surge in applications was followed by hundreds more students than expected meeting their grade offers.

If not enough students choose to move, some of them may be asked to defer the year by their university. The move is expected to affect about a third of England’s 33 medical schools.

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Emergency Brexit powers for lorry queues to be made permanent

Exclusive: ministers to make traffic provisions indefinite in expectation of further cross-Channel disruption

Emergency powers to handle post-Brexit queues of lorries heading for France are being made permanent, signalling the government expects further cross-Channel disruption.

Operation Brock, a traffic management system designed to cope with queues of up to 13,000 lorries heading for mainland Europe across Kent, was meant to end by October 2021, after being extended once when the Brexit transition period ended in December 2020.

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Windjammers 2 open beta test for PS5, PS4, and PC set for August 11 to 22

An open beta test for Windjammers 2 will run across PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam from August 11 to 22, publisher and developer Dotemu announced. This is also the first announcement of PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 versions. Here is an overview of the open beta, via Dotemu: Athletes can face off […]

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Tales of Arise demo for PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, and Xbox One launches August 18; new hands-on previews, gameplay, and screenshots

Bandai Namco will release a demo for Tales of Arise for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on August 18, the publisher announced. New hands-on previews are also available at various publications, including 4Gamer.net (Japanese), DualShockers, Famitsu (Japanese), Game Informer, Gamer.ne.jp (Japanese), GameSpot, and Siliconera. Tales of Arise is due out for […]

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