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Southampton students protest over fees plans

Solent University protesters
Image caption A Commons vote on the plans to increase tuition fees will be held on Thursday

Students from Southampton have been taking part in demonstrations against the planned rise in tuition fees.

About 20 students from Solent University and University of Southampton marched through the city.

The government announced further concessions to the tuition fees hike plans ahead of Thursday's Commons vote.

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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