Uber to introduce self-driving cars

Uber to introduce self-driving cars

The ride-sharing firm Uber will, for the first time, allow users to hail self-driving cars within a fortnight, the company has confirmed. Uber said the launch would take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It added that it was teaming up with Volvo. At first, the vehicles will be supervised by a...

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Pound valued lower than the Euro: exchanges trading £1 for €0.99

Pound valued lower than the Euro: exchanges trading £1 for €0.99

British holiday goers travelling through two London airports found the Euro transfer rate at it’s most expensive in years. MoneyCorp at Stansted sold €0.9915 for a pound, whilst ICE’s bureau at Luton had a rate of €0.990. The decision on the EU exit vote on the 23rd of June has...

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New research shows universities becoming less popular with young people

New research shows universities becoming less popular with young people

Whilst today’s (18th August) A-Level results are set to send many young Britons to their chosen universities, there is evidence that increasing numbers of young people are rejecting university altogether. According to research undertaken by www.notgoingtouni.co.uk the central reason behind this shift in cultural attitude towards universities comes from the fact...

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Childhood Obesity Plan slammed by campaigners and experts

Childhood Obesity Plan slammed by campaigners and experts

The government’s Childhood Obesity Plan including the sugary drinks levy has come under fire. The Childhood Obesity Plan released today is to be implemented under Teresa May’s new government and has received criticism from all angles with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver taking to social media to lambast the strategy as...

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Wild dog meat should be on Asian menus, says Australian researcher

Wild dog meat should be on Asian menus, says Australian researcher

Vice-President of the Australasian Wildlife Management Society, Dr Ben Allen argues that wild dog cross breeds’ carcasses could be sold for food instead of going to waste. Feral wild dogs disrupt cattle and sheep farming and can also kill farm dogs. “We’ve got no idea how many wild dogs are...

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Shakespearean Summer

Shakespearean Summer

In a bid to enrich the Brats’ lives with even more culture, Arabic and flute lessons not being anywhere near sufficient , American Mom has signed them up for Shakespearean Summer Camp.  Her interest in Shakespeare increased dramatically after she saw Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet. For four weeks of the...

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Malaria resurgence as Venezuela reopens borders with Colombia

Malaria resurgence as Venezuela reopens borders with Colombia

Venezuela and Colombia have agreed on gradually opening their borders last week, with more than 150’000 people making the crossing last weekend during 13-14 of August. The number of migrants is reported (in Spanish) by Colombia’s foreign ministry to be “a little more than 58’000 people have crossed the...

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