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A council in one of the poorest areas of London is offering grants of £1,500 to help young people go to university. Tower Hamlets is giving bursaries to 400 teenagers in what it claims is the biggest such scheme in England. The grants, from a £1.26m mayor’s fund, will help the least well-off students with books and travel. The east London borough’s mayor, Lutfur Rahman, said he wanted to ensure that local youngsters did not see university as an unobtainable “pipe dream”.

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