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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 ...

‘Monster Marketing’ – Cashing in on Loch Ness

The Loch Ness Monster has been luring people to the Scottish Highlands for almost 90 years, bringing around a million visitors and an economy for the locals worth tens of millions of pounds every year. Nessie has even made it to number three on Wanderlust's top 18 Mysteries to Solve in 2014, beaten only by the Moai of Easter Island and rock art in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. But for the first time since the 193 ...

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Primark’s Global Domination

During the recession, Primark was one of the retailers in the UK that has made it possible for someone to buy new clothes, without having to worry about how much money was being spent. With something for all ages, and very affordable prices, Primark’s allure helped it to become one of the fastest growing retailer stores in Britain and Europe, despite the recession - or perhaps, in fact, because of it. And n ...

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Google Takes to the Skies

Google and Facebook seem to be in some sort of battle in which both companies are striving to prove they are the best, and now they are taking it to the next level - mid-flight. In an announcement made on Monday, Google declared that they were joining forces with drone maker Titan Aerospace in a bid to spread internet access to the far reaches of the world, where telephone wires or towers are nowhere to be ...

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Price War Giving Customers Cheaper Energy Bills

For the first time in years, domestic bills for gas and electricity have fallen to less than £1,000 thanks to a price war that has broken out between some of the smallest suppliers in the UK. At the moment, the biggest and most well-known energy suppliers, known as the ‘Big Six’ (British Gas, EDF Energy, E.On, NPower, Scottish Power and SSE), dominate around 95% of the supply market across the UK. But now c ...

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Bank Payments Made Easier: Use Your Mobile!

The Payments Council, who is responsible for making sure payment services work in the UK, has announced that bank customers will be able to make payments directly into bank accounts using their mobile phone from the end of this month, in a new scheme called ‘Paym’ (pronounced “Pay Em”). Customers who have a banking app on their phone won’t need to register for the payment system, but those who don’t can reg ...

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New Coal Deposits Found in the North Sea

There are always horror stories about how quickly we are using up the world’s resources, especially about coal, possibly the most versatile of the fossil fuels. Coal is the largest electricity-generating energy source in the world, with almost every country - and every continent except Antarctica - either having its own coal reserves, or at least access to one. However, with the amounts left on Earth, and t ...

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Airbus and China Make Aviation Deals

China and France’s Airbus have signed an agreement in which states that more than a thousand planes and helicopters will be manufactured. One particular deal, which involves the French aviation company supplying 43 A320s and 27 larger A330 planes, was suspended because of a carbon emissions tax row between the EU and other outside countries. But now the deal can finally go through after a breakthrough was m ...

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Google Glass to Get a Makeover

Sci-fi glasses have been appearing in our movies and TV shows for decades - John Carpenter’s 1988 They Live where you can tell if people are actually aliens by looking through some special sunglasses, Geordi La Forge’s VISOR from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Ethan Hunt’s video-transmitting glasses in Mission: Impossible… You get the picture. Google created their own “sci-fi” glasses called Google Glass a ...

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New £1 Coin to Counteract Counterfeiters

In 2017, a new £1 coin is going to be introduced by the Royal Mint that will include the same counterfeiting-proof technology that British banknotes contain. The current pound coin has been around since 1983, and was brought in to phase out the £1 banknote. It is one of the oldest coins still in circulation, but because it has been around so long, it has become vulnerable to counterfeiting. Out of the one-a ...

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Hitachi to Move Rail HQ to UK

Hitachi, the Japanese multinational engineering and electronics company behind the high speed Javelin trains that run through Kent to London St Pancras, is going to make London the new headquarters of its global rail business. The company is planning to expand its business throughout the UK and across the rest of Europe, in a preemptive bid for HS2 contracts, which is the high-speed railway that is currentl ...

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