Student loan overpayments of nearly £19m go unclaimed

The government is sitting on more than £18 million in student loan over-payments which have been unclaimed by nearly 60,000 graduates, it has emerged today.  Just under 60,000 former students in England overpaid on their student loans since 2015-16 and are owed refunds, averaging more than £300 per person, according to Student Loans Company (SLC) data. … Read more

Student, 19, met her tennis coach boyfriend, 48, while she was on the same team as his daughter

A teenager whose boyfriend is 29 years her senior revealed how the pair met while she was on the same tennis team as his daughter.  Natalie Noble, 19, of Kentucky, US, met Bobby Lindsey, 48, in 2015 after joining his tennis team and while their relationship was initially platonic, it took a romantic turn last year … Read more

Student watchdog’s new head vows to end ‘deeply unhealthy’ university cancel culture

Student watchdog’s new head vows to end ‘deeply unhealthy’ university cancel culture by dishing out fines and bans for institutions that fail to uphold free speech Lord Wharton of Yarm last night put universities on notice they face harsh fines The Tory peer said the Office for Students is prepared to wield sweeping powers  He … Read more

Scottish student, 20, gets ‘worst haircut of his life’ at barber after Covid lockdown

Scottish student, 20, gets ‘worst haircut of his life’ on first visit to a barber after four months of Covid lockdown Andrew Riley, of Glasgow, visited hairdresser in Bearsden on April 7 – two days after they were allowed to reopen across Scotland He paid £12 for mid-skin fade – a tapered cut that ends between … Read more

Body found in Epping Forest pond IS missing student Richard Okorogheye, police confirm 

The best friend of missing student Richard Okorogheye says she ‘can’t eat or sleep’ as the teenager’s loved ones anxiously await formal identification of the body found in Epping Forest earlier this week. Hala Mohamed, who has known Richard, 19, since birth, admitted she was struggling to come to terms with the events of the last … Read more

Best friend of missing student Richard Okorogheye says she ‘can’t eat or sleep’

The best friend of missing student Richard Okorogheye says she ‘can’t eat or sleep’ as the teenager’s loved ones anxiously await formal identification of the body found in Epping Forest earlier this week. Hala Mohamed, who has known Richard, 19, since birth, admitted she was struggling to come to terms with the events of the last … Read more

Heartbroken mother of missing student Richard Okorogheye sobs ‘my baby is never coming home’

The mother of missing student Richard Okorogheye has said ‘my baby will never come home to his mummy again’ after police found a body matching his description in Epping Forest.   The body, which is yet to be formally identified, was discovered by Essex Police officers in a large pond in the woodland yesterday afternoon, 13 days … Read more

Police hunting missing student Richard Okorogheye, 19, find body in Epping Fores

Police searching for missing student Richard Okorogheye have found a body in Epping Forest.  The body was discovered by Essex Police officers on Monday afternoon, 13 days after the 19-year-old went missing.   Enquiries are underway to identify the body.  Richard’s family are being supported by specially trained officers and kept updated with developments. Officers remain … Read more

Police search for missing Oxford Brookes student Richard Okorogheye, 19, in Epping Forest

Police have stepped up their search for missing Oxford Brookes student Richard Okorogheye, 19, in Epping Forest after he disappeared 10 days ago and has not used his phone since.  Detectives have moved their search to Essex after a confirmed sighting showed the Oxford Brookes University student, 19, walking alone on Smarts Lane, Loughton, towards the woods … Read more

Hunt for missing Oxford Brookes student Richard Okorogheye, 19, switches to Essex

Police searching for missing student Richard Okorogheye are now combing through parts of Essex after new CCTV images showed him walking towards Epping Forest. Detectives have moved their search to Essex after a new confirmed sighting showed the Oxford Brookes University student, 19, walking alone on Smarts Lane, Loughton, towards Epping Forest at 12.39am on March 23.    Mr … Read more