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TFL to start 24-hour weekend “Night Tube” from September 2015

TFL to start 24-hour weekend “Night Tube” from September 2015

Transport For London have announced their plans to run a new “night tube” service at weekends, meaning London Underground services will be available 24 hours a day! These changes won’t come into place until 12th September [read more]

Abu Qatada freed from jail by Jordanian court

Abu Qatada freed from jail by Jordanian court

Abu Qatada, a Muslim preacher accused by Britain and the US of terrorism related offences, has been acquitted of all charges by a Jordanian court and freed from prison. [read more]

Turkey closes borders as Kurd refugees fleeing IS hits over 100,000

Turkey closes borders as Kurd refugees fleeing IS hits over 100,000

Turkey has started closing some of its border crossings with Syria in an attempt to subdue the number of Kurds leaving the country to fight the Islamic State (IS). Kurds sympathising with the plight of the refugees protested passionately [read more]

Hostage Alan Henning’s wife pleads IS to release him

Hostage Alan Henning’s wife pleads IS to release him

The wife of British aid volunteer Alan Henning has issued a desperate plea that he be released by his terrorist captors. Mr Henning, who left his job as a taxi driver in Eccles near Manchester to travel to Syria with an aid convoy for the [read more]

Ebola vaccine trials to be conducted on volunteers in Oxford

Ebola vaccine trials to be conducted on volunteers in Oxford

A new Ebola virus vaccine is being trialled for the first time on volunteers in Oxford. The trial will involve 60 healthy volunteers, the first of whom will be injected today with the experimental vaccine. Developed by the British [read more]

Major high street brand Phones 4U falls into administration

Major high street brand Phones 4U falls into administration

Phones 4U fell into administration on Sunday after its last remaining network provider EE joined Vodafone to cut connections with the store. The high street brand is the latest British brand to fall victim to an uncertain economic climate. [read more]

Barclays bank to replace pin numbers with finger readers

Barclays bank to replace pin numbers with finger readers

Barclays bank is introducing finger vein technology for its business customers, which the bank announced will soon replace the humble pin number. The new technology will allow customers to access their online bank account and authorise [read more]

Royal Baby on the way with William and Kate expecting their second

Royal Baby on the way with William and Kate expecting their second

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have announced they are expecting their second child. Kensington Palace made the declaration on Monday, with the duchess reportedly being less than 12 weeks into her pregnancy and announced that [read more]

Rich children have “substantial advantage” from tuition, finds research

Rich children have “substantial advantage” from tuition, finds research

Children from families with a higher income are more likely to receive an educational advantage from private tuition, research suggests. The Sutton Trust education charity claims that extra classes give students an “edge” and have [read more]

Weight-loss secret is to “stick to one diet” as all can yield same results

Weight-loss secret is to “stick to one diet” as all can yield same results

All diets can have same results provided people stick to the one chosen and follow it religiously, according to a new study. The analysis, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is based on data collected from 7,286 [read more]

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