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Scotland rejects independence from UK

Scotland rejects independence from UK

Sep. 19 | Voters decide against Scotland’s separation from UK. The nail-biting Scottish referendum resulted in the rejection of independence from the UK by voters across 32 councils on September 19, 2014. The votes tilted towards ‘No’ with the...

General Motors recalls its natural gas-powered vans

General Motors recalls its natural gas-powered vans

Sep. 18 | General Motors will recall its natural gas-powered vans due to gas leak possibility. American car maker General Motors (GM) will be recalling around 3,200 natural gas-powered vans because of a possible gas leak issue that raises the risk of fire. As per...

Queen’s milliner Philip Somerville dies

Queen’s milliner Philip Somerville dies

Sep. 17 | Philip Somerville had also designed hats for Princess Diana and many royal families in Europe. Considered the Queen’s favorite milliner for over two decades, Philip Somerville passed away at the age of 84 on September 14, 2014. The hats he designed...

Ebola vaccine goes on trial in UK

Ebola vaccine goes on trial in UK

Sep. 17 | Oxford in south-east London to host Ebola vaccine trial. Trials for the experimental Ebola vaccine have begun in the UK, under which the first of the 60 volunteers will be injected with the vaccine that contains negligible part of genetic material from...

Jane Austen Festival gathering breaks record at Bath

Jane Austen Festival gathering breaks record at Bath

Sep. 16 | Fans break the regency costume gathering record for Jane Austen Festival in Bath.  The Jane Austen Festival held in the United Kingdom this year has reclaimed a world record from the US by accomplishing the largest gathering of people in regency costumes....

Amy Winehouse statue unveiled in north London

Amy Winehouse statue unveiled in north London

Sep. 16 | As a tribute on her 31st birthday, a life-size Amy Winehouse statue was erected in London. A life-size bronze Amy Winehouse statue was unveiled three years after her death in Camden’s Stable Market, north London, on her 31st birthday on September...

Marks and Spencer enters online education

Marks and Spencer enters online education

Sep. 15 | Retail giant Marks and Spencer has forayed into the online education market. High street retailer, Marks and Spencer (M&S), has entered the online education sector by launching a business course in partnership with Leeds University. The self-study...

Primal Scream guitarist Robert Young dead

Primal Scream guitarist Robert Young dead

Sep. 12 | Former guitarist for Primal Scream Robert ‘Throb’ Young passes away. Former Primal Scream guitarist Robert Young a.k.a. ‘Throb’ has died at the age of 49 in Sussex. He was found in his flat on the afternoon of September 9, 2014. Young...

Amateur historian reveals Jack the Ripper

Amateur historian reveals Jack the Ripper

Sep. 10 | London-based Russell Edwards claims he has solved the mystery of Jack the Ripper. The unsolvable case of mystery murders committed by Jack the Ripper may have been claimed to be ‘solved’ by Russell Edwards, a London-based property developer,...

Malaysian palm oil industry initiates national standard

Malaysian palm oil industry initiates national standard

Sep. 9 | Malaysian palm oil industry to implement national standard. The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) has decided to develop a national standard, which will include the entire domestic industry – the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil certification (MSPO)....