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Students face higher tuition fees

Tuition fees are where both the Tories and Liberal Democrats hope to score points against the government.

From 2006, English university students will have to pay annual fees of up to 3,000 - almost treble the current rate.

Labour says the money is needed to fund an expansion of university places.

Both opposition parties would scrap fees, but the Tories would pay through higher interest charges on student loans, while the LibDems would increase income tax.