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Northampton University Decides to Fund Police Team

The BBC News on Friday 5 October 2018 reported that Northampton University will be funding Northamptonshire Police team over three academic years, at a cost of £774,027. 'The university decided to fund the team "rather than allow the taxpayer to bear the cost".'

'Town v Gown: Is the Student Boom Wrecking Communities?

As the new academic year is about to begin, and students are arriving in towns and cities across the country, Brian Oliver, writing in the Observer, Sunday 23 September 2018, explores the impact of the relentless expansion of universities on the fabric of local neighbourhoods

Hackney: Striking a Balance Between a Night-Time Economy and Protecting Residents

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney, in the Guardian Friday on 27 July 2018 defended Hackney Council's new licensing policy which aims to support the nightlife at the heart of the borough's vibrancy, whilst protecting residents from revellers vomiting and urinating in the borough's residential streets.

Huddersfield Property Manager Jailed After Children Die in Fire at Rented House

BBC News, Leeds & West Yorkshire reported (Wednesday 18 July 2018) that a Huddersfield Property Manager has been jailed after two children died in a fire in a house he managed in Huddersfield in February 2016

'Binmageddon' - Streets Turned into 'Dumping Grounds' When Students Depart

BBC News (Tuesday 10 July 2018) reported that residents in Birmingham, Coventry, Manchester and Leeds have complained about their streets being turned into a dumping ground by students and irresponsible landlords.