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Twitter Chief to Share Shares with Employees

Twitter Chief to Share Shares with Employees

Back last July, Twitter chief Dick Costolo resigned and in stepped co-founder Jack Dorsey to temporarily take his place. Earlier this month, that temporary position became permanen ...

Jobs Market Opens Up for Young People

Jobs Market Opens Up for Young People

It's good news for apprentices and young people leaving school as more and more companies are looking to fill skills gaps in their workforces. This is according to the latest resea ...

Tiny Houses for Families in Need

Tiny Houses for Families in Need

In a world where more and more families are struggling to find affordable housing, one former priest and his family are trying to make a difference. At the moment, former priest Na ...

Do Working Mothers Have More Successful Children?

Do Working Mothers Have More Successful Children?

If you have children or are thinking about it, then you might have given some thought to who will go out to work and who is staying at home to look after the kids. Do you still to ...

Ancient Coin Suggests Earlier Bristol Channel Trading

Ancient Coin Suggests Earlier Bristol Channel Trading

A coin has recently been revealed to the public that suggest maritime activity along the Bristol Channel in Britain began a lot earlier than originally thought. The little lump of ...

“Significant” Oil Find Near Gatwick Airport

“Significant” Oil Find Near Gatwick Airport

According to UK Oil & Gas Investments (UKOG), there could be around 100 billion barrels worth of oil lying underneath the south of England, and it could be removed without havi ...

Graphene Light Bulb to Hit Shelves

Graphene Light Bulb to Hit Shelves

The first consumer product made from graphene is set to go on sale within the next couple of months - light bulbs! Graphene is a super-strong carbon material, a micro-thin layer of ...

The CV Man is Now Hiring!

In this day and age, hundreds upon hundreds of people can be applying for the same role. Of course, there is often only one position to fill, so what can a person do to make themselves stand out? A unique approach to the job hunt could be what it takes to attract employers and land the role of your dreams. And someone who has managed to accomplish this is 22-year-old Alfred Ajani from Coventry. You might ha ...

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England and Wales Water Charges to Fall

We don't get to tell you often enough that your bills are going to fall slightly over the next few years. But according to England and Wales water regulator Ofwat, that is just what is going to happen to your water bills. Not including inflation, household water bills will be falling by an average of 5% by 2020. In terms of real money, this means that water bills will be around £20 less than they are today ...

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Alibaba Breaks Records with Singles’ Day

Within only the first 17 hours of China’s “Singles’ Day” shopping event, online-retail giant Alibaba had already smashed sales records, ultimately improving on last year’s sales figures by a whopping 62%. Singles’ Day is an annual online shopping event based in China, held on November 11 every year. The day was originally created by students at Nanjing University who wanted a sort of anti-Valentine’s Day wh ...

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Intel Funds Schoolboy Inventor’s Braille Printer

The inventor of a low-cost Braille printer has secured funding from tech giant Intel - and he is only 13 years old. Shubham Banerjee became interested in helping blind people when he came across a fundraising leaflet and started to wonder what being blind is really like. After Googling blindness and learning about Braille, the schoolboy was shocked to find out that Braille printers, even at their cheapest, ...

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UK Rubbish Heating Denmark’s Homes

Regarding rubbish in the UK, there is no doubting the landfill problems we often hear about. But did you know that last year alone we exported around 200,000 tonnes of the stuff - to Denmark? And over the last year or so, that figure has doubled. But what are they doing with it? Well, they are turning it into heating for their radiators and lights for their lamps - generally creating energy for their homes. ...

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BP and GDF Suez Collaborate on New Oil Field Discovery

The discovery of a new oil field in the UK Central North Sea has been announced by oil companies BP and GDF Suez. As the oil field borders on areas operated by both of the firms - and has been flow-tested to suggest that it could yield around 5,350 a day - they have agreed to collaborate and operate the area together. However, that doesn’t mean that they have to name the region the same! BP has called the d ...

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Tech Companies Offer Egg-Freezing “Perks”

It is not uncommon for us to hear of (or be one of those) people who choose to establish their career before they even contemplate starting a family. As a result, more and more people are starting families later in life. This, of course, is not a bad thing. But something to take into consideration is that the older a person is, often the harder it is for them to conceive or have a problem-free pregnancy. Th ...

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

If, like many people, you feel that the mirror is not your friend first thing in the morning and you wish it would just say something nice about how you look, then you might want to go shopping. In an IKEA store in London, there is a mirror up as part of the display that literally compliments customers as they go about their shopping. Earlier this year, IKEA published their Life at Home Report, a survey tha ...

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Wonga to Wipe More Than 300,000 Debts

The UK’s biggest payday lender, Wonga, has been the subject of much controversy over the past year or so. Now the company is trying to pull back and makes amends for some of its misgivings, by agreeing to write off more than 300,000 debts of customers who are 30 or more days in arrears. Customers will be contacted by 10 October to be informed if they are one of the 330,000 people who have had their debt wri ...

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Nike Enjoys Profit Jump After World Cup

Thanks to the World Cup 2014, the world’s largest sportswear company, Nike, has enjoyed a tremendous profit jump. In the three months leading up to August,   net profit rose for the company by 23%, to $962 million (£590 million). During the same period, revenue rose to $8 billion (£5 billion), an increase of 15%. Nike spent heavily on marketing for this year’s World Cup, making it the first time that the co ...

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