Thursday, 21 June 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Free upgrades to Virgin Media V6 TV box

LONDON: UK multiplay telco Virgin Media is offering existing Virgin TV customers a free upgrade to its V6 box, giving them access to what the operator says is the very-best connected entertainment experience alongside ultrafast broadband. In what is one of the largest customer upgrade programmes ever carried out in ...

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Twinkle meets Malala for PadMan promotion at Oxford University

BOLLYWOOD actor Twinkle Khanna met Malala Yousafzai at the Oxford University while promoting her husband Akshay Kumar’s upcoming movie ‘PadMan’. The two ladies posed with other students and faculty members of the prestigious university while holding sanitary pads. While media interaction, the Pakistani women’s activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner ...

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UK employment reaches a new record

LONDON: The number of people in work has reached a record high amid strong demand for workers, despite repeated warnings that Brexit would cause unemployment to rise. There were more than 32.2 million people in employment in the three months to November, an increase of 102,000 on the previous quarter ...

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Britain sets up unit to combat fake news

LONDON: Britain announced it was setting up a new national security unit to combat “disinformation”, just weeks after Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of using fake news to undermine Western institutions. “We are living in an era of fake news and competing narratives,” the prime minister’s spokesman said. “The ...

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Royal Family announced another major royal wedding for 2018

LONDON: Buckingham Palace certainly has its hands full, because they just announced yet another upcoming royal wedding – this time for Princess Eugenie. The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (and cousin to Harry) is engaged to nightclub manager Jack Brooksbank, and their wedding is set to take place in the ...

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Apple invests in Malala’s education fund

LONDON: We have yet another reason to be proud of Malala Yousafzai. According to a report, the world’s most famous CEO and perhaps the most famous – and definitely youngest – Nobel Peace Prize winner could be found on Saturday morning taking tea with a family in downtown Beirut. The ...

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Shannon McQuillan road death to be probed by police watchdog

LONDON: The devastated father of a teenage girl knocked down and killed has described her as a gifted student who had her whole life ahead of her. Paul McQuillan was speaking after it emerged that the Police Ombudsman is now investigating the accident that left 19-year-old Shannon McQuillan dead and ...

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PM May says will stop companies abusing pension schemes

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would clamp down on bosses who try to “line their own pockets” while not protecting workers’ pensions, after the collapse of outsourcer Carillion with a 900-million-pound hole in its pension scheme. Writing in Sunday’s Observer newspaper, the Prime Minister said private companies ...

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Amazon raises monthly Prime price

LONDON: Amazon has raised the price of monthly Prime memberships in the US by $2 to $12.99 (£9.40), in a bid to push more people to an annual plan. The annual cost of Prime, which includes two-day shipping and video streaming, was unchanged at $99. Amazon said the change does ...

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Major supermarket giants ban sale of energy drinks

LONDON: Asda, Aldi and Sainsbury’s have announced customers buying high caffeine energy drinks will be asked to show ID within weeks. The ban will kick in at Asda, which is the first of the “big four” to announce an age limit, on March 5. Sainsbury’s is the latest retail giant ...

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