Sunday, 23 April 2017


Sajid Javid considers business rates discount plan


LONDON: Plans to help nearly 100,000 small businesses due to be hit by changes to rates next month are being considered by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid. Out of those, some 25,000 firms face a “cliff edge” under the new revaluation of business rates, according to ratings agency CVS. It presented ...

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Drone-car takes to the sky when stuck in traffic


PARIS: It’s been a couple of months since we heard from Airbus regarding its incredibly ambitious plan to make flying taxis a reality by the end of 2017. Well, the company just came out with a new video showing what it thinks is the future of driverless taxi services, and ...

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New £1 coin on sale ahead of public release


LONDON: Those who want to get their hands on the new £1 coin before it is released into general circulation can buy their own version from today. Prices range from £10 for the uncirculated coin to £1,995 for the gold proof two-coin set. David Pearce was just 15 when his ...

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Uber Wants To Give People More Than Just Rides


LONDON: While Uber is still involved in scandals related to the attitude of its CEO or the politics of its employees, its idea and technological development continue to evolve, expanding worldwide and offering employment to anyone who wants to work in the passenger transport sector. This controversial activity can extend ...

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British firm invest $400m in Pakistan for cement plant


LONDON/PESHAWAR: British firm Asian Precious Minerals announced an investment of $400 million in building a new cement plant in K-P in a meeting between company executives and K-P Chief Minister. Both sides discussed the potential of bilateral trade between the UK and K-P, says a statement issued by the British High ...

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Apple will be launching a new 10th anniversary edition iPhone

iPhone 7

LONDON: Apple launched their flagship smartphones, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, in September last year and while many criticised it for lacking new features and innovation, the Cupertino giant ended up selling the highest number of iPhones ever in the last quarter of 2016. However, the glory of the ...

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London stock market soars to new record highs

London stock market

LONDON: The London stock market soared to new record highs today meaning that the FTSE 100 index has now rocketed by a third since February last year. As optimistic investors snapped up blue-chip multinational stocks, the top-flight FTSE 100 index closed 119.4 points higher at 7,382.9, smashing through its previous ...

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Visitors can explore Scottish landmarks using virtual reality


SCOTLAND is home to an incredible variety of landmarks, with people flocking from around the world to see attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, the RRS Discovery and Skara Brae. A new app will now enable to have a glimpse of Scotland’s attractions before they have even visited. ScotlandVR will enable people to ...

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People are hating WhatsApp’s new update


LONDON: Popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp’s new “Status” feature is now available to all users across the globe on iPhone, Android and Windows devices. The “Status” feature lets users share photos, GIFs or videos overlaid with drawings, emojis and a caption that will be visible to selected friends for 24 ...

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Britons face surge in motor insurance premiums after rule change

motor insurance

LONDON: Britons will have to pay much more for motor insurance after the government announced new rules on Monday that will push up lump sum payments for personal injury claims. The industry’s trade body described the change as “crazy” as it would lead insurers to further increase motor insurance premiums, ...

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