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In conjunction with the Treasury and the Bank of England, the UK government has a strategy for raising the billions of pounds it could need in the wake of a bad Brexit. Noting the price of rare 50p coins, the government is to mint small numbers of commemorative 50p coins but not release them. Instead […]Tell me more...!
After Denmark made it clear that Greenland was not for sale, US President Donald Trump has set his sights on the UK which has a more pliant PM. As the trade war between the USA and, well, lots of countries, hots up, Donald Trump is looking for a strategic foothold somewhere across the Atlantic. Trump […]Tell me more...!
On top of the overall complexity of Brexit itself, MPs have split into several factions, there’s talk of a vote of no confidence and Jeremy Corbyn taking over as a caretaker PM. It can seem very confusing. So we’ve simplified matters for you and explain the situation as a game of poker (which it sort […]Tell me more...!
When ringing a company, many people complain they’re put on hold for ages and then get through to a divvy ‘customer agent’ who hasn’t a clue how to help them. That may be why a recent survey found nine out of ten people would rather speak to a robot ‘customer service agent’ than a human. […]Tell me more...!
Elsie McRibbon, 72, started knitting a jumper for her granddaughter’s birthday. However, she lost the pattern instructions and didn’t know how to finish the project so she just kept knitting. “I guess I got a little carried away,” said Elsie from Hampstead. “I got so engrossed I just kept going and going. “I rang my […]Tell me more...!
The UK is “supercharging” science projects by fast-tracking overseas scientists to bring them to the UK. The initiative began by prioritising a group of scientists from Ingolstadt in Germany who have already arrived and set up a laboratory. As a basis for their experiments, the group is using a collection of recently-unearthed journals, long thought […]Tell me more...!
As UK PM Boris Johnson‘s hope for further negotiations with the EU keep receding, he blames Leprechauns for interfering with the process. “It’s obvious to me,” said Mr Johnson. “And everyone in my cabinet, that foul play is afoot within the EU. “The lack of the EU’s willingness to negotiate is down to interference by […]Tell me more...!
A furious social media campaign forced space agencies to reverse their decision to cancel the InterSpace pass. People with more money than they can sensibly spend without resorting to philanthropy can use the InterSpace pass to travel around the solar system at reduced rates. Pass holders can jump from ship to ship at no extra […]Tell me more...!