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Late Easter results in retail sales decrease in March 2014

Late Easter results in retail sales decrease in March 2014

Apr. 15 | It has been reported that retail sales in the UK faced their biggest annual fall in March 2014 since April 2013. The sales have been affected by unfavorable year-on-year comparisons because of the late Easter in 2014, one of the industry surveys showed...

Politician Tony Benn seriously ill

Politician Tony Benn seriously ill

Feb. 12 | British Labour Party politician Tony Benn was admitted to the hospital on February 8, 2014, after feeling unwell. The politician has been receiving treatment since then and it has been reported that on February 11, 2014, Benn fought for his life while...

Top Gear producer admits show targets viewers with mental age of 9

Top Gear producer admits show targets viewers with mental age of 9

Jan. 28 | Andy Wilman, the executive producer of the famous TV series ‘Top Gear’ admitted that the show targets viewers with a mental age of nine. The producer went on to say that the series is aimed to provide escapism from the trials of modern life for middle-aged...

England to get first motorway service station pub

England to get first motorway service station pub

Jan. 21 | The first motorway service station pub in England is scheduled to open on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. However, the latest move invited plenty of criticism from road safety and health campaigners, who are warning that it will encourage drinking and driving....

Instant messaging becoming more popular than traditional text messaging

Instant messaging becoming more popular than traditional text messaging

Jan. 14 | As the popularity of instant messaging is ever-increasing, the number of text messages being sent is experiencing a decline. Recent predictions have shown that an estimated 145 billion SMS messages were sent in the United Kingdom in 2013, which is seven...

Time’s Person of the Year list features strong contenders

Time’s Person of the Year list features strong contenders

Dec. 11 | The list of contenders for the 2013 Time’s Person of the Year is as diverse as it gets and features the first Jesuit Pope, former child star and controversial singer Miley Cyrus and the president of the United States Barack Obama. Some of the previous...

Miss World Muslimah 2013 winner crowned amidst protests

Miss World Muslimah 2013 winner crowned amidst protests

Sep. 19 | As the Muslim hardliners of Indonesia continue to protest, an all-Muslim beauty pageant – World Muslimah – has crowned its winner for 2013. Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria was crowned winner of the 2013 Muslim pageant on September 18, 2013,...

Kerry Katona expecting first child with George Kay

Kerry Katona expecting first child with George Kay

Sep. 12 | British singer and media personality, Kerry Katona – who is known for her TV work – has announced that she is expecting a baby with fiancé George Kay. The announcement was made by Katona’s spokesperson. The spokespersons said, “I...

Tobacco banned from being displayed in large shops

Tobacco banned from being displayed in large shops

Apr. 30 | Public Health Minister Michael Matheson supported the ban on display of cigarettes and tobacco products in large shops in Scotland recently. The sales of cigarettes from vending machines too been banned by the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland)...

New KALQ keyboard layout increases typing speed

New KALQ keyboard layout increases typing speed

Apr. 25 | If you felt that you are unable to type fast on a regular ‘QWERTY’ keyboard, then news of a new ‘KALQ’ keyboard layout will surely be met with some enthusiasm. The new keyboard layout has been engineered by researchers at the University...