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Pictured - Lancaster University were several students have been hospitalized for taking the drug 'Spice'. See Ross Parry Copy RPYHIGH : Two university students are critically ill in hospital after smoking a banned synthetic high at their university digs. Six students, who all knew one another, were taken to hospital from Lancaster University last night (Weds) after ingesting the cannabis substitute 'Spice'. Four have now been discharged from Royal Hospital, while two of their friends remain there today (Thu).
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Pictured - Lancaster University were several students have been hospitalized for taking the drug 'Spice'. See Ross Parry Copy RPYHIGH : Two university students are critically ill in hospital after smoking a banned synthetic high at their university digs. Six students, who all knew one another, were taken to hospital from Lancaster University last night (Weds) after ingesting the cannabis substitute 'Spice'. Four have now been discharged from Royal Hospital, while two of their friends remain there today (Thu). Thomas Temple/rossparry.co.uk

New research from Lancaster University has been looking into the endemic problem of wage poverty in the country.

It draws on research at the Lancashire County Records Office and is the first examination of a little known episode in the 1930s when the then government was under public pressure to supplement the wages of Lancashire’s cotton weavers

Social Security and Wage Poverty by Dr Chris Grover, from the Law School and Sociology Department, shows how this episode can be understood as providing a forerunner of later discussions about the supplementation of wages most recently witnessed in debates around tax credits etc.