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45,000 UK Retailers face financial difficulty this Christmas

Nearly 45,000 retailers are in financial distress this Christmas, as a snowy weekend and the squeeze on consumer spending-power hits sales One reason for flagging sales this Christmas may be because of Black Friday. Despite the most protracted squeeze on household income in memory, officials at the Office for National Statistics said the American-inspired promotional …Read More

Around the Globe in 42 days!

A new record has been set for sailing around the globe solo! Impressively, French sailor Francois Gabart managed the record breaking feat in 42 Days and 16 hours, beating the previous record by a massive 6 days. The previous record was broken earlier this year by his fellow Frenchman Thomas Coville in ‘the Vendee Globe’. …Read More

Trump’s Travel Ban Saga So Far

  Donald Trump’s campaign to become the President of the United States of America had many different slogans and promises from ‘Make America Great Again’ to ‘Build the Wall’, but one of the most controversial policy statements the 45th President made was in December 2015 when he announced his plan for a ‘total and complete …Read More

Will Bitcoin Crash?

It’s the currency that’s skyrocketed in the last few days – but is it, as the saying goes, no smoke without fire? Bitcoin, the worldwide cryptocurrency and payment system, has seen itself valued at a record $11,000 (£8,200) on Wednesday after a sharp but often volatile rise this year. The skyrocketing price may be due …Read More

Media Ball 2017

I’ve always thought it bizarre that the media groups in the Guild of Students have an insurmountable rivalry that, for the most part, prevents them from working on larger projects together. It seems already that this academic year is different thanks to a combined effort from all sides – Burn has already been working with …Read More

Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle

Prince Harry is set to to marry his American actor girlfriend Meghan Markle in spring next year, Clarence House has announced. On ‘The Royal Family’ Facebook page a copy of the announcement reads: “His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and …Read More

Birmingham To Open First ‘Zero Waste’ Supermarket

Birmingham is set to have its very own ‘zero waste’ supermarket next year, as the conversation surrounding single-use plastics and packaging begins to gain momentum. The Clean Kilo will be a shop where virtually no plastic packaging exists and where customers can bring their own reusable containers to fill with the products on sale. Customers …Read More

Robert Mugabe Resigns as President of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe with immediate effect after 37 years in power, the speaker of the country’s parliament has said. Wild jubilation broke out among MPs when the speaker, Jacob Mudenda, made the announcement. A letter from Mr. Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it …Read More

Labour MP To Be Investigated Over Offensive Comments

The Labour Party says it is investigating Jared O’mara, after allegations emerged about his “comments and behaviour”. Mr O’Mara – the recently elected MP for Sheffield Hallam – has already apologised for homophobic and misogynistic remarks he made online between 2002 and 2004. He has also quit the House of Commons ‘Women and Equalities Committee’ …Read More