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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 ...

Better CVs Get Better Jobs – So Here’s 20 Top Tips to Boost Yours

We often hear about how university graduates find it difficult to get themselves into work after they have left uni, but did you know that around 87% of the Britain’s biggest employers have vacancies waiting to be filled, but haven’t hired anyone because of the poor quality of CVs? A study by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), a network that represents more than 750 businesses in the UK, found th ...

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Struggling Pub Landlords to Get Governmental Help

According to British Beer and Pub Association statistics, there were almost 50,000 pubs in the UK in 2012, but this number has been falling steadily for the last two decades at least - in 1982 there were around 67,000 of the drinking establishments. More than half of public houses currently open are owned by large pub companies, or ‘pubcos’, with the landlords saying that they struggle to make a living beca ...

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Mobile Companies Advised to Unlock Phones

We have all been there: trying to find the mobile phone we want on the network we want for the best deal. But we often end up sacrificing one or another as these aspects because the phones are locked to a particular network. This means that is a Sim card from another network is put into the phone, it simply won’t work. Consumer group 'Which?' has now said that pay-as-you-go phones should all be unlocked, an ...

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Company Brings AI Member onto Board of Directors

Hearing that a company in China has brought Artificial Intelligence, or AI, onto their board of directors is likely to bring to mind images of people sat around a table discussing business with a robot, or at the very least, a computer. We're not quite there yet, but for the first time (in reality, at least) a piece of AI software has indeed made it onto the board of directors - or rather, an algorithm has. ...

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M&S Bank Launches Free Current Account

If someone asked you to name a bank, it is unlikely you would even contemplate saying the words “Sainsbury’s”, “Tesco”, or “M&S”, but more and more supermarkets are trying their hand at banking. Marks & Spencer actually launched two premium current accounts back in September 2012, both aimed at regular M&S shoppers and with monthly fees. But now, in a bid to bring more customers in and to rival ...

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Zero-Hour Workers Could Request Fixed Hours

From the first of July, all employees who have worked for their employer for six months will be able to request more flexible working hours. This is already sorted - it is going to happen. And now, the business secretary, Vince Cable, has said that the government is thinking about giving people working on zero-hour contracts the reverse option: being able to request fixed hours. Zero-hour contracts allow em ...

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Dixons and Carphone Warehouse to Merge

After announcing in February that they were in talks about a possible merger, Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse have now said that it is actually going to happen in a deal worth around £3.8 billion. Dixons Retail, which is the owner of electronics companies Currys and PC World, and mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse will be combining to make one company called Dixons Carphone, with ownership evenly ...

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Forget Walking on Sunshine – How About Driving?

Global warming is a big issue in politics and has been for a little while now. It is thought that the biggest global contributors to greenhouse gases and our changing climate are car emissions, and everything involved in the production and maintenance of roads and highways, but no one quite seems to know what to do about it. But one US couple from Idaho, electrical engineer Scott Brusaw and his wife Julie, ...

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Media Giant Viacom Buys UK’s Channel 5

Huge US media group Viacom is buying England’s fifth terrestrial television channel, Channel 5, and its associative non-terrestrial channels from Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell group, for a whopping £450 million - £346 million more than it was picked up for four years ago. Channel 5 was launched back in March 1997, and Northern & Shell bought the channel from German broadcasting group RTL in 201 ...

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Tesco’s First Smartphone and Second Tablet

Tesco may have seen a drop in profits this year, but that doesn’t stop its ambitions; the supermarket chain’s latest announcements revealing that not only will a follow-up to last year’s tablet be on the shelves in September, but also Tesco’s very first smartphone. Last September saw the launch of the Hudl, a tablet computer for the lower end of the market at only £119, with relatively low specifications. T ...

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