Prime Minister May offer: EU citizens will be able to stay in UK

June 23, 2017

(CNN)In a Brexit divorce deal offering, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday said European Union citizens will be given the opportunity to stay in the United Kingdom after it leaves the EU. According to May’s office, any EU citizen living in the UK for five years or more by a yet-to-be specified cutoff date will be granted UK “settled status,” which gives them the same rights as British citizens to health care, education, welfare and pensions EU …

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Would Trump make a good royal?

June 23, 2017

(CNN)The power of the British monarchy has been on display during recent tragedies. Leave it to Prince Harry to spoil it all. Who, after all, could survive the nonstop attention and demand for selfies? Who would thrive under such scrutiny, and do it all while wearing a gold crown weighing more than three pounds? It would take a certain type of person. The sort of person who fills his court with relatives, perhaps, who thinks the separation of powers is a foreign concept, and …

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Fruit and veg farmers facing migrant labour shortages – BBC News

June 23, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFruit farmers are finding it hard to recruit pickers UK summer fruit and salad growers are having difficulty recruiting pickers, with more than half saying they don’t know if they will have enough migrant workers to harvest their crops. Many growers blame the weak pound which has reduced their workers’ earning power, as well as uncertainty over Brexit, according to a BBC survey. About 80,000 seasonal workers a year pick …

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Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom – BBC News

June 22, 2017

In 2015 one market research company estimated the UK market could be worth as much as 3.6bn. But there is little doubt it has grown significantly over the past decade. Focus on body image The report identifies several factors that are encouraging young people in particular to focus on body image. These include increasing levels of anxiety around appearance, the rise of social media where photos can receive positive or negative ratings and the popularity of celebrity culture, complete with …

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Man tunnels out of giant water balloon in glorious slow motion

June 20, 2017

Giant water balloons, slow motion, unexpected nudity the video above has it all. For their latest instalment of “Giant Balloon June”, The Slow Mo Guys decided to put Dan in a six-foot water balloon again but this time his whole body gets submerged in the thing. SEE ALSO: Brave man dives onto 1,000 mousetraps so we can see it in slow motion The final slow motion escape is impressive to behold, but as always with The Slow Mo Guys the build-up is just as entertaining. More From …

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9 hilariously moany tweets about just how damn hot Britain is

June 20, 2017

… The Nut House (@TheNutHouse_) June 18, 2017 3. Ppl in the UK right now #heatwaveUK #heatwave pic.twitter.com/DixcN0nEPi (@OM24677) June 19, 2017 5. Working on hot days in the UK should be illegal…… #heatwave #heatwaveUK pic.twitter.com/ff939Io1iC Lord James (@LordFawlty) June 19, 2017 7. How the UK population feel right now. #HeatwaveUK pic.twitter.com/TbA2w649My James Vincent (@Mrjamesvincent) June 19, 2017 9. …

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North Korean hackers blamed for worldwide WannaCry cyberattack

June 17, 2017

Image: mashable North Korean hackers are allegedly behind the widespread ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service, affecting computers and hospitals and doctors’ offices last month, according to the BBC. The hackers belong to a group known as Lazarus, who is believed to have targeted Sony Pictures in 2014 as it planned to release the movie The Interview. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers They used a ransomware program …

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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… message services to reach the young – and in some cases mobilising them into an army of potential canvassers – had been important in reaching the youth vote, Mr Todd said. Momentum says it reached some 400,000 people through the messaging platform WhatsApp, which data shows is used most by 18-to 29-year-olds, in the UK. The group also set up mynearestmarginal.com – a website that enables activists to pool together, and often lift share, to canvass in marginal seats. Momentum …

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Catch whooping cough and earn 3,500 – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… “whoops” The UK has seen a marked increase in cases of pertussis in recent years. Since 2012, 18 babies have died from the disease. Globally, pertussis kills hundreds of thousands of children, which explains why there is a big international push to make a new vaccine. There is an existing one that can prevent the infection, but it is not as effective as doctors would like it to be and its protection wanes in individuals over years. Antibiotics can stop people spreading pertussis, …

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Aspirin ‘major bleed’ warning for over-75s – BBC News

June 14, 2017

‘Lifelong pills’ Doctors generally prescribe daily aspirin for life after a person has a stroke or heart attack to help prevent more attacks. But researchers have known for some time that aspirin can increase the risk of stomach bleeds. Until now, most research involved people under 75, showing that the risk of serious bleeds was low in this group. But with around half the people on lifelong aspirin in the UK now over 75, researchers at Oxford University decided to find out …

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Britain’s Got Talent comedian Daliso Chaponda lands own Radio 4 show – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Daliso has previously co-created and starred in Radio 4’s drama When the Laughter Stops in 2014 and he also appeared on The Now Show earlier this year. The comedian has lived all over the world with his refugee-turned-diplomat father, and now frequently performs in both Africa and the UK. Last month, he finished in third place in ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, behind pianist Tokio Myers and eight-year-old magician Issy Simpson. Sioned Wiliam, commissioning editor for comedy …

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EU mobile roaming fees ‘may still catch you out’ – BBC News

June 13, 2017

Exceeding agreed minutes, texts and data would still be charged in the EU as it would in the UK, with providers charging different rates, it added. Which? guide to EU roaming and international call charges “Many will reap the benefits of these changes and will no longer be put off from making calls abroad,” said Alex Neill, Which? managing director of home products and services. “However, it is important that you take a close look at what is or isn’t included in …

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Bingeing on these 5 podcasts helped me get through my breakup

June 11, 2017

These five podcasts helped me get through my breakup.Image: Shutterstock /Rawpixel On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to be my president. Two days later, my boyfriend broke up with me out of the blue and, to top it all off, the internet in my flat went out the same night. SEE ALSO: 9 true-crime podcasts you should download immediately Having recently moved from Los Angeles to London for university and to be in with my then boyfriend, I was suddenly very alone in a foreign country …

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This chatbot took over Tinder to engage with young UK voters

June 10, 2017

Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images Our Tinder profiles are sacred vaults of private and sometimes lascivious conversations. But, scores of young people did something many of us would deem unthinkable they handed over their Tinder profiles to a chatbot during the UK general election in order to encourage young people to vote tactically for Labour in swing constituencies. SEE ALSO: UK’s chaotic general election was a historic moment for women The Tinder chatbot is the brainchild of an …

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Very creative woman is slowing down speeding drivers with a hairdryer

June 7, 2017

An ingenious British woman has captured the attention of millions of people for her brilliantly creative method of slowing down speeding traffic. 64-year-old Jean Brooks from Nottingham, UK, stands in her front garden every day using a hairdryer as a fake speed gun, pointing it at cars as they drive by. And, it seems to be working. Brooks told the BBC that groups of bikers regularly speed down her road. And she’s having absolutely none of it. “It had to stop,” says Brooks. …

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EY report: Scottish economy ‘stuck in slow lane’ – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… labour market and rising inflation is putting further pressure on incomes and recent research reveals that households expect worsening economic conditions. “All of this means consumers are likely to be more cautious.” ‘Clear message’ EY’s chief economist for UK and Ireland, Mark Gregory, said: “Scotland’s economy is showing signs of slowing faster than the rest of the UK which sends a clear message that business and government will have to work harder …

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General election 2017: Greens and UKIP grilled on terror policy – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… policies like UKIP’s proposed burka ban, and another audience member suggested his comments were fuelling radicalisation. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUKIP’s leader on the London attacks and more police on UK streets Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGreen Party co-leader on de-radicalisation policy after terror attacks “We’ve got to say to these people Islamism is not welcome in this country,” Mr …

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Ageing research ‘guinea pigs’ mark 70-year anniversary – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… individuals together to celebrate what they have contributed to ageing science. “From the start of the Lothian studies, almost 20 years ago, I’ve made sure that the participants see their basic results before we report them. “Of course, it’s also a happy occasion in which to have a good blether and to swap the pleasures and pains of growing older.” The project has been funded by Age UK. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsHugh’s Twitworkz Mastery …

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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… are forced on Estonia. So I think the UK should try to negotiate a better deal – for example, follow a similar path to Norway, staying a member of the single market. I think most British people are tolerant and are OK with immigrants who offer some sort of value to the system. Talent is always valued and with British people it’s always easy to make friends. What annoys people is immigrants who are disrespectful towards their country’s culture, laws and customs. I think if you …

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Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… of the system, was repeatedly asked whether he would be prepared to push the button if the UK was under attack. After saying he thinks the “idea of anyone ever using a nuclear weapon anywhere in the world is utterly appalling and terrible”, he ruled out authorising its “first use”. Election latest and live updates Public hit leaders’ vulnerable spots But he declined to give a straight answer on whether he would use nuclear weapons in retaliation, with BBC anchor …

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A nun and a police officer show off their football skills with a game of keepy uppy

June 3, 2017

The love of football brings the most unlikely individuals together. SEE ALSO: Drone riding soccer official skates on air to deliver game ball In the video above, a “garda” the name for a police officer in Ireland and a nun juggle a football on the sidewalk as amused onlookers watch the oddly soothing game of keepy uppy. Sister has got some serious skills. If they hadn’t been called to the order and the police force, perhaps these two would have been footballers. More From …

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Actress backs out of job due to freak fidget spinner accident

June 2, 2017

It’s all fun and games until someone is injured and out of work. SEE ALSO: Experts poke holes in claims that fidget spinners can treat ADHD If you haven’t heard of the fidget spinner, you’ve been living under a rock. It’s the latest craze among the youths. An Irish actress named Ayoola Smart took to her Instagram to share a picture of herself laid up in bed along with a message about her freak fidget spinner injury. A post shared by Ayoola Smart (@ayoolasmart) on …

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A bag filled with thousands of gnats is just as disgusting as it sounds

June 2, 2017

Walking into a cloud of gnats is disgusting enough. Imagine encountering a whole bagful of the pesky critters. SEE ALSO: This robotic spider looks freakishly real In the video above, a man pulls a bag of thousands upon thousands of gnats out of a trap. He sticks his hand into the bag and pulls out a handful of insects which proceed to crawl all over his hand. It’s truly a disgusting sight. Video credit: Storyful / Calypso Star Charters More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

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Postcards offer a glimpse into the past – BBC News

June 2, 2017

… postcards. Most of his collection was posted in the 1960s and 1970s when holidays – and foreign travel – became more affordable. Research suggests that we are now far less likely to go to the trouble of writing one ourselves. Just 28% of people in the UK sent a postcard from their last holiday, compared with 70% in 1997, according to a study of 2,000 adults. …

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Insurance premiums ‘rising due to tax change’ – BBC News

June 1, 2017

… consumers – insurance firms decide whether to pass it on to their customers or not. “IPT is higher in several European countries, including France and Germany, than it is in the UK.” However, the Association of British Insurers said it punished responsible people who had done the right thing by buying cover for their cars and homes. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsBuilderall Internet Marketing Platform – Special Promo – Ebusiness4us Clients Create and …

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