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Concerns voiced at rise in use of Asbos
Financial Times 30th June 2005
Local authorities and police are stepping up their use of antisocial behaviour orders to tackle yobbish behaviour ranging from dropping litter on the streets to running crack houses.
Professor Mike Hough argues that ministers need to rebalance their law and order agenda towards longer-term crime prevention involving social inclusion measures.
Public spending alone explains Britain's jobs growth
Financial Times 30th June 2005
John Edmonds, research fellow in the Department of Management, co-wrote an article on how the UK's labour market compares to the rest of the EU.
Science is safe, says universities' paymaster
Daily Telegraph 29th June 2005
The head of the universities' funding council wrote off concern over the closure of chemistry and physics departments as "moral panic" yesterday and praised new cross-curricular courses such as forensic science.
Fresh steps in fight against diabetes
Daily Telegraph 28th June 2005
New drugs, which mimic the action of hormones, could help to transform the treatment of the 1.8 million British people who have "adult onset" or "Type 2" diabetes. At present, sugar highs and lows are poorly controlled in up to half of all people with the disease.
In Dealing with Diabetes, the next lecture in the Royal Institution's "Science Today, Health Tomorrow" series, Professor Stephanie Amiel from King's will explain a range of therapeutic developments under study
The Falklands Campaign
Radio 4 Today Programme 28th June 2005
The publication of his book 'The Official History of Falklands Campaign' led to a round of interviews for Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies, including the Today Programme, BBC Breakfast News, BBC News 24, Radio 5 Live, BBC Radios Scotland and Wales
Falklands ships had nuclear arms
BBC News Online 28th June 2005
Nuclear weapons were on board Royal Navy ships dispatched from Gibraltar to the Falklands in 1982, the official history of the conflict reveals. Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman's book commissioned by the government draws on public evidence and secret documents.
UK held secret talks to cede sovereignty
Guardian 28th June 2005
Margaret Thatcher's Government offered to hand over sovereignty of the Falkland islands at a clandestine meeting with a senior Argentinian official less than two years before the invasion of the British territory, it is revealed today. This is disclosed in the official history of the Falklands by Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies, King's.
Firsts among equals?
Guardian (Educ Supp p2) 28th June 2005
Should the elite universities receive more Government money because their degrees are better? No way, say the former polytechnics. Article reports on the next big funding dilemma - and the latest feud between old and new institutions. Reference is made to Chemistry at King's.
I'm a believer
Guardian (Educ Supp p20) 28th June 2005
A profile of Bill Rammell, the universities minister, who is driven by a passion to give others the access to education that he had.
BBC Radio 4 (21.00-21.30) 28th June 2005
In this week's Case Notes, Mark Porter explores what today's dentists can do for our dental health - from support for the phobic to high tech dental treatments. He talks to Dr Janice Fiske and Professor Richard Palmer from the Dental Institute at King's.
Academics demand better promotion of science in universities
Financial Times (p4) 28th June 2005
Scientists have demanded tougher action from the Government to protect and promote their subjects in universities. A report is expected today from HEFCE on how it intends to support subjects deemed to be of strategic to the economy.
Teaching of maths in spiral of decline, say dons
Daily Telegraph (p1) 28th June 2005
Maths teaching in schools and universities has entered a "spiral of decline" and the Government has failed to grasp the nature of the crisis, said leading mathematicians from seven universities, including King's, in a report yesterday.
Why cannabis is the new DIY boom
The Independent (p12) 28th June 2005
According to new figures, most of the cannabis consumed in Britain is now cultivated domestically. Mike Hough, Professor of Criminal Policy at King's, co-wrote a report published in April 2003 which predicted that home-grown cannabis would soon account for as much as half of all consumption. He comments 'I think these figures suggest that it is truer now than when we wrote that report. If the easy availability of growing equipment makes it possible to isolate people from criminal supply networks, that has to be a good thing'.
Animal rights extremists in arson spree
Guardian (p1) 27th June 2005
Animal rights activists have unleashed a new arson campaign in the run-up to the introduction of a law next month which could see them jailed for five years for economic sabotage. Extremists are returning to the tactics of several years ago, using firebombs to attack anyone they perceive as having links to Huntingdon Life Sciences, the Cambridgeshire-based research laboratory.
Graduates seek better work-life balance
Daily Telegraph (p7) 27th June 2005
High-flying graduates in Britain are more likely to seek careers that offer longer holidays and a sense of contributing to society than their counterparts in the rest of Europe, according to research by Universum, into new recruits.
Overweight who diet risk dying earlier, says study
Guardian (p1) 27th June 2005
Overweight people who diet to reach a healthier weight are more likely to die young than those who remain fat, according to a study carried out in Finland. Tom Sanders, Professor of Nutrition & Dietetics at King's said 'If people are overweight, their main priority should be to stop gaining weight and then work on losing some rather than chasing a low body mass index. If you can stop people gaining weight in their 20s and 30s, it seems to have the best outcome in the long term.'
* Also quoted in the Sunday Times
Prisoner total rises 15% in six years
Guardian (p2) 27th June 2005
England and Wales are continuing to jail offenders at a higher rate than any other major country in western Europe, a study from the International Centre for Prison Studies at King's reveals today.
* Also reported in the Daily Telegraph and the subject of a Leader article, plus various American and overseas newspapers.
King's press release related to 'Prisoner total rises 15% in six years '
Navy blocks release of documents on Belgrano sinking
Guardian (p8) 27th June 2005
Ministers have refused to release any Ministry of Defence documents relating to the sinking of the Argentine cruiser, the General Belgrano, the most controversial decision of the Falkands conflict 23 years ago. The article says that every line in the documents is being withheld, even though the papers were made available to Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies at King's, the author of 'The Official History of the Falklands Campaign' published tomorrow.
He drew on the papers to write a detailed account after he was commissioned by the Government.
The Times T2 (p6) 26th June 2005
'The Official History of the Falklands Campaign' by Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies at King's, is serialised in The Times this week.
Sunday Times (Style Magazine p36) 26th June 2005
Article says that there is often a simple reason why couples have trouble conceiving. Following a few lifestyle rules could greatly increase the chances. Peter Braude, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at King's, is quoted about weight. 'If obese women lost even 10 per cent of their body weight, they could improve their chances of success.'