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Monthly Archives: May, 2017

Monte Carlo Or Bust For Jenson Button

The Monaco F1 grand prix is a spectacular show piece as sleek racing cars speed through streets almost too narrow for a bus. The premise is ridiculous. F1 cars capable of 200 mph on streets with a limit of around 30...

19 Reasons Why Expats Should Consider a QROPS

If you are an expat and have a pension languishing back in Britain, you really ought to be taking some advice about how to reignite your retirement savings with a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS). Most expats do not...

Dinosaurs Were Small Fry Compared To The Blue Whale

Forget giant dinosaurs ruling the world – the biggest creature that has ever lived is the blue whale and it's getting bigger. The majestic kings of the deep only grew to their massive size relatively recently in scientific terms –...

China’s Trillion Dollar Silk Road Is A Smooth Operation

China wants to invest billions of dollars in a new Silk Road – a global bloc to kickstart trade across the world. The old Silk Road was a 10,000 mile trade route from East to West dating back to the...

Ronaldo Shoots To New European Scoring Record

Real Madrid galactico Cristiano Ronaldo has become the greatest European goal scorer of all time with two goals in his last match. Ronaldo – who also stars as captain for European champions Portugal – equalled the 366 goal record set...

Trade Deal Agreed After Seven Years Of Talking

A trade deal between Canada and the European Union has lurched to an agreement after seven years in the making. CETA – the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – shows what negotiating with the European Union is like. The EU likes...

Airlines Must Pay Compensation For Cancelled Flights

Airlines and travel agents who cannot prove they told passengers that their flights were cancelled at least two weeks before take-off must now pay compensation. The European Court of Justice has ruled in favour of passenger who was told his...

Battle Lines Drawn For European Soccer Showcase Finals

The line-ups for the finals of both Europe's most prestigious club football competitions have been decided. In the Champions League, Italian giants Juventus will take on Spanish galacticos Real Madrid. The final in Cardiff will be the 19th time the two...

Bird spotters flying high with military spy cameras

Images from a military-grade satellite camera are so sharp that scientists can count the number of birds nesting on a remote rocky outcrop in  the ocean 680 kilometres south of New Zealand from high in space. Threatened Northern Royal albatrosses...

Hamilton And Rosberg In Nail-Biting F1 Finale

Lewis Hamilton has quietly sneaked up the all-time F1 greats listings as the driver to win the second greatest number of grand prix races. He sits equal with the legendary Alain Proust with 51 career wins so far. But he is...

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Trump And Teenager Go Toe To Toe Over Climate Change Spat

A David and Goliath battle between US President Donald Trump and teenage climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg has broken...

Pineapples Are The Best Way To Keep Snorers Quiet

The best remedy to stop your partner snoring and keeping you awake is a pineapple, say scientists. But the solution is not to ram the...

Millions Face Losing WhatsApp Messaging In Big Switch Off

Millions of users of the social media network WhatsApp face a crunch time within a few days as the app will go offline for...

What You Need To Know About The Deadly Coronavirus

The outbreak of  deadly coronavirus in China has led to the death of nine people and left hundreds more infected. The virus is centred on...

New App Will Stop Forgotten Signups Taking Your Money

How many times have you signed up for a trial subscription service and forgotten to cancel the payment? Everyone is guilty, but now a new...