British families "self-segregate" as whites abandon urban areas for countryside


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Rise of 'white flight': British families are 'self-segregating' as more Caucasians abandon urban areas for the countryside Trend has gone largely unnoticed because city centres appear diverseWell-off whites from diverse areas are moving to outer suburbs in drovesResearchers say better schools, fresher air and background may be factors By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 12:55 GMT, 27 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:03 GMT, 27 January 2013 Britain is 'self-segregating' as white families flee urban areas for the countryside and outer suburbs. The trend is causing an 'ethnic cliff', in which the proportion of households from minority backgrounds is vastly different in areas just a few miles apart. Some outer London boroughs – including Enfield, Waltham Forest and Redbridge – have seen their white British population drop by as much as a quarter over the past decade

The 100,000 degree: Middle class graduates face repaying more than three times the cost of fees


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The 100,000 degree: Middle class graduates face repaying more than three times the cost of feesEnormous debt compares with repayments of 42,000 for richest graduatesIncluding living costs, average student debt predicted to hit 53,000 | UPDATED: 07:33 GMT, 10 December 2012 When Universities Minister David Willetts trebled the cap on tuition fees, he said a graduate would earn an average of 100,000 more over a lifetime. That figure appeared to justify many universities charging students 9,000 a year for their education.