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Helen Mirren crowned as the best actress at Britain’s top theatre awards

Helen Mirren crowned as the best actress at Britain’s top theatre awards

Apr. 30 | On April 28, 2013, Helen Mirren was crowned as the best actress for reprising her Oscar winning portrayal of Queen Elizabeth at Britain’s top theatre awards. The 67-year-old actress had won stellar reviews for starring in Peter Morgan’s play ‘The...

Lack of awareness is making multiple sclerosis patients suffer

Lack of awareness is making multiple sclerosis patients suffer

Apr. 30 | Around 40% of the people in the UK eligible to take drugs to treat Multiple Sclerosis are making use of the opportunity. A survey conducted over 10,000 adults with MS showed that many were missing out on seven important licensed medicines. A lack of...

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)...

Government’s spending on infrastructure plans in UK questioned by MPs

Government’s spending on infrastructure plans in UK questioned by MPs

Apr. 29 | MPs on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have questioned the credibility behind the 310 billion pound spending of the Government on Infrastructure plans. In 2010, when the National Infrastructure plan was launched, the Treasury expected the 200 billion...

Suspected gas explosion shakes Prague

Suspected gas explosion shakes Prague

Apr. 29 | There has been a severe explosion in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, according to reports on April 29, 2013. Police have sealed Divadelni street where the incident took place and have barricaded a wider area so as to conduct investigations. People...

Consumption of soft drinks on a daily basis may hike diabetic risk by 22%

Consumption of soft drinks on a daily basis may hike diabetic risk by 22%

Apr. 26 | Just a mere consumption of a 12-ounce serving of sugar sweetened soft drink may raise the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes by 22%, according to Diabetologia. A few researchers from the Imperial College of London said that sugar intake has an impact,...

David Shrigley finally nominated for Turner Prize

David Shrigley finally nominated for Turner Prize

Apr. 26 | After a long wait, David Shrigley’s artwork had been nominated for the Turner Prize. This is one of the UK’s most prestigious contemporary art awards and carries a cash prize of 25,000 pounds. The 44-year-old was born in Macclesfield and is based...

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...

Will.i.am plans to settle down in the UK

Will.i.am plans to settle down in the UK

Apr. 25 | Pop singer Will.i.am recently said that his new album ‘#Willpower’ was highly influenced by the time that he spent in Britain. The musician went on to say that Britney Spears’ British accent in his single ‘Scream and Shout’, portrays...

Treaty between Jordan and the UK could allow for Abu Qatada to be deported

Treaty between Jordan and the UK could allow for Abu Qatada to be deported

Apr. 24 | Abu Qatada is currently under life imprisonment in the UK in relation to terror charges that were levied against him. Successive UK governments have been trying to deport him to Jordan and now the two countries have signed a mutual assistance treaty so...