Month: May 2018

Liam Fox Blasts Trump's 'Protectionism' Over Steel – But Still Expects Good Deal With US Post-Brexit

Liam Fox has condemned Donald Trump’s steel and aluminium tariffs as “patently absurd” but has insisted the President’s “protectionism” and apparent disregard for the UK economy will not affect a post-Brexit trade deal. Speaking to Sky News, the International Trade Secretary said he would not rule out retaliatory counter measures as “you cannot look at Read More

Brexit Briefing: Who Wants The Italian Job?

You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to your inbox every Thursday afternoon. If you like what you read, make sure you subscribe to our Commons People podcast here for even more analysis about what goes on in Westminster.   1) This Is Why Everyone Made Out They Were Italian Constitutional Read More

Matt LeBlanc To Leave 'Top Gear' After Next Series

‘Top Gear’ presenter Matt LeBlanc has announced he is stepping down from the series.  The former ‘Friends’ star will leave the BBC Two motoring show following the next series, citing the time he spends away from his family as the reason for his exit.  He said in a statement: “My experience on ‘Top Gear’ has been Read More

We Can Now 3D Print Parts Of The Human Eye

In a groundbreaking development, scientists at Newcastle University have successfully 3D printed the cornea from a human eye. This is the first time that we’ve been able to 3D print such a complex part of the body and it’s thought that in just a few years it could be ready for human transplantation. The cornea Read More

This Company Is Turning Millions Of Recycled Bottles Into Mattresses

Mattress company Silentnight claims to have transformed 105 million plastic bottles into mattresses in the past year, preventing the plastic from ending up in landfill or the world’s oceans. The bedmaker said it crushed the bottles into a fibre to form part of its Eco Comfort mattress design. Each mattress is made from 150 plastic Read More

When It Comes To Preventing Drug Deaths At Festivals, Zero-Tolerance Policies Won't Work

Drugs and festivals have always gone hand in hand, but the truth of this fact is proving a difficult pill for Britain to swallow. The peace and love festivals of the 60s bought psychedelic drugs such as LSD and mushrooms into the mainstream, and whilst times have changed the culture of using recreational drugs to Read More

'Murdered' Russian Journalist Arkady Babchenko Used Pig Blood To Fake His Own Death

Arkady Babchenko, the “murdered” journalist who appeared alive at a press conference in Ukraine yesterday, has described how he staged the fake killing to avoid the fate of poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal. Speaking in Kiev on Thursday, he said on the night selected for the event, he said a make-up artist had come Read More

Just Three Extra Civil Servants Hired To Work On Brexit For Scotland

Just three extra civil servants have been recruited by the Scotland Office to work on Brexit – despite the current constitutional deadlock between Westminster and Edinburgh. Information obtained by HuffPost UK shows while many Government departments have seen their workforce swell to deal with Brexit matters, the Scotland Office has only seen a 4% increase. Read More

Met Office: Thunderstorms And Wild Weather Pose A ‘Risk To Life’

Parts of Britain have been warned to expect an ominous mix of thunderstorms, torrential rain, lightning and large hail – posing a potential “risk to life”. The Met Office has issued an amber rain warning for London and the South East, South West, Wales and the West Midlands from 4pm on Thursday until 6am on Read More

Student With Severe Mental Illness Credits Kitten For Helping Her 'See A Future'

A Cheshire student has told of how her cat helped her see a future again, after years battling self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Emily spent eight years being admitted and discharged from various hospitals – including a three-year stay in a specialist mental health unit – and was told by one doctor she’d never be able to Read More

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