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Bail Out

by | 30th, August 2005

‘“WISH you were here?” asks the Telegraph on its front page. “Britons bask in sunshine as Americans flee hurricane.”

A 2-1 for Flintoff and the lads

Of course, not all Americans are acting like the soaking wet man running through a watery street in New Orleans as he tries to evade Hurricane Katrina, just as not all Brits are picking pebbles out of their swimsuits on a stony and sunny beach in Brighton.

But it does serve to make us feel good about things. Although such news gloating at our luck and the misfortune of others cannot last, and with Tony Blair due back from his holidays tomorrow, the Telegraph forecasts grey skies for everyone and more spin than an Oklahoma twister.

So it will soon be time to leave the country, to chase the sun on an endless summer. But book early because there could be thousands of students opting to take time off and travel the globe.

The Times hears from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service which says that around 60,000 students are desperately looking for a place to study.

Most of the top universities are full just a week into the clearing process, which links students to available places, and the rest are filling up fast.

But while the paper worries about a system that encourages students to find a course, any course, fast, the paper spots an escape route.

So hungry are Australia and New Zealand for new British blood that colleges Down Under are offering scholarships to students who want to

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