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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 ...

Canada’s New ATMs: Automated *Thanking* Machines

What has your bank done to thank you for your custom lately? If you are lucky enough to be with the TD Canada Trust then even just being asked this question will bring a smile to your face! The company wanted to go a little further than the usual small free gift, or the “here is a hot drink and a cookie while you wait” routine. Instead, they installed a new type of ATM in some of their branches. Now you pro ...

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Autonomous Automobiles Could Be Hitting Our Roads Next Year!

According to Business Secretary Vince Cable, cars could be driving their own way around the UK’s streets from as early as January next year. Mr Cable said that computer-controlled cars would be trialled in three cities around the UK, with government funding of £10 million being made available to develop the technology and being split between these cities.The tests are intended to run for between 18 and 36 m ...

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Garden Cities Construction to Curb Housing Shortage

In a bid to combat the housing shortage in England, it was confirmed in April that three new “garden cities” were going to be built by 2020. Garden cities are new towns built specifically to incorporate a large number of new homes with as much open and green space as possible. The idea is that a garden city is self-sufficient, providing jobs for residents, with proportionate residential, industrial and agri ...

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Free Guidance Given in Pension Reforms: “It’s Not My Money, It’s Your Money”

Recent plans to revolutionise pensions have been revised, with the government saying that savers will be able to receive free, independent and impartial advice when given unrestricted access to their pensions from April 2015, meaning they will be able to use their own pension in the manner they see fit. At the moment, when a person retires they have to decide whether they wish to take out up to 25% of their ...

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Sotheby’s and eBay Deal for Online Art Auctions

International art auction house meets international online auction website: Sotheby’s and eBay are coming together to create a new way of allowing people from all over the world to buy and bid on Sotheby’s art. EBay has almost 150 million users, 40% of which access the site through mobile technology such as tablets or mobile phones. This makes the site the largest online auction site - as well as one of the ...

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New Wonga Chairperson to “Reinvent Business Model”

Wonga is the UK’s biggest payday lender, offering customers small, short-term loans at high interest rates on the agreement that said customer repays back some or all of the loan on their next payday. The company has been in the news a lot recently, but for all of the wrong reasons - criticised for its almost-6,000% annual equivalent interest rates, heavily fined for sending threatening letters from falsifi ...

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£6 Billion Government Funding for Regions Across England

In a bid to boost local economies and to rebalance the country’s “London-focused” economy, the government is allocating billions of pounds worth of funding to regions across England. The funding is part of a series of what the government is calling “Growth Deals”, with two installments of £6 billion going towards support for local businesses, building new homes, infrastructure improvements (including transp ...

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British Manufacturing Sector Booms & Pound Gets a Boost

Not only has the British pound hit its highest rates against the US dollar in almost six years, a new PMI survey suggests that in June, the manufacturing sector in the UK had grown at its fastest rate in seven months. At the time of writing, the pound had risen to $1.7168 and continuing to rise, while against the euro the pound was also seen to increase, this time to €1.2564. A PMI (purchasing managers’ ind ...

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Doddle Deal: Amazon’s Plans for Click-and-Collect

Amazon, the online retail giant, has struck a deal with a new click-and-collect venture called Doddle, set up by Network Rail and Lloyd Dorfman, an entrepreneur best known for creating foreign exchange company Travelex. Amazon started off in 1994 as an online bookstore and has become the world’s biggest online retailer, now selling pretty much anything. But while Amazon customers usually have their goods de ...

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GSK and Adaptimmune Cancer Research Collaboration

In what some people might consider a surprising turn of events, global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will be collaborating with biotech company Adaptimmune, which specialises in experimental cancer treatments. The reason that this might come as a surprise is because it was generally thought that GSK had moved on from cancer research after trading its oncology portfolio with Swiss company Nova ...

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