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Exclude students from immigration data, says Heseltine

FORMER deputy prime minister, Michael Heseltine, has said non- EU students should be left out of official immigration figures to avoid the risk of damaging UK universities. His call was backed by Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg while Labour’s shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna said overseas students should be removed immediately from the net migration target. Speaking to the BBC, Lord Heseltine said including foreign students in plans to reduce net non-EU migration risked damaging the UK’s reputation

abroad. He argued overseas students were not the cause of public anxiety over immigration and warned that if the UK was unable to attract foreign students it would have a financial impact that could be serious for the future of the country’s universities. He also pointed out that most students educated at UK universities went on to become ‘ambassadors’ for the UK after they graduated. In response to Lord Heseltine’s

comments, the Home Office said students would continue to be counted in official net migration

Just Eat jumps ahead of rivals

NEARLY 200,000 orders on Valentine’s Day and the popularity of Chinese and Indian takeaways helped profits at Just Eat jump from £3.1million to £8.3million in the first six months of 2014. The online takeaway ¬service, which floated on the stock exchange in April, has seen orders

grow by 50 per cent year-on-year, to £27.5million. Just Eat now has 40,000 restaurant partners across 13 countries and claims to have 6.9 million users. Chief executive David Buttress said: “We are accelerating our mobile strategy across all our geographies and in the UK over 56 per cent of orders are already being placed via apps or through a mobile device.” The company is also stepping up its marketing campaign to

raise its brand profile. This includes a sponsorship deal with Derby County football club and sponsoring ITV’s Take Me Out. n

figures as they would still have an impact on communities and public services. In a statement, it said: ”While

our reforms are cracking down on the abuse of student visas, which was allowed to continue for too long, we have seen applications to study at UK universities go up by 7% last year - and by even more for our world-leading Russell Group universities.” n



MANJU Malhi shared some of her favourite recipes at the Tesco Extra, in Crawley in July this year. The chef, who has appeared on This Morning as well as other shows, entertained customers who gathered to watch her at work and pick up some tips on how to recreate the meals at home. Dishes included malabar

king prawn curry, chicken jalfrezi and spiced sweet potatoes, and all were made from products available in the supermarket. Manju added : “ Usually people have the perception that Indian cooking is very time consuming and difficult and I hope I demonstrated how easy and quick it is to create tasty Indian food at home.” n


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