Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry students protest over fees plans

Students from Coventry's two universities are taking part in demonstrations against the planned rise in tuition fees.

About 200 students from Coventry University have been parading through the city centre.

University of Warwick students have been holding a demonstration on campus.

The government has announced further concessions to plans to increase tuition fees ahead of a Commons vote on Thursday.

The £21,000 salary at which graduates start to repay fees will be uprated each year by inflation from 2016 - not just every five years, as was planned.

But, in the Commons, Labour leader Ed Miliband accused ministers of "pulling the ladder" away from students.

David Cameron said Labour had no alternative to the "progressive" plan.

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