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Students are turning to sex work in order to reduce loan debt and fund their basic lifestyle while at university, according to a major study.

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Letter: An unfair drink ban

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After reading several newspaper reports concerning British Rail’s proposed plan to ban alcohol in its buffet cars, in a knee-jerk reaction to alleged deaths at stations, I believe it would be unfair to ban a service which has been available to the travelling public for 180 years.

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Star Comment: In a spin at honest response

David Cameron has said he will not seek a third term as Prime Minister

It may seem peculiar to feel sympathy for politicians as we race towards the General Election. But, given the furore yesterday, Prime Minister David Cameron might have been wondering if honesty really is the best policy.

Star Comment: Moving in the right direction

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There is little doubt the British economy is in better condition now than it was five years ago. Order books are filling, exports are increasing, unemployment lines are diminishing and profits are up.

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Co-op Bank losses improve to £264m

Pre-tax losses at the Co-operative Bank fell to £264.2 million in 2014 from £632.8 million the year before

The Co-operative Bank narrowed its losses last year as it battled to recover from the crisis which nearly sank it in 2013 - but it warned there remained "much to do" to turn around its fortunes.