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Plugging Into The World’s Fastest Broadband

Britain’s Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is pledging to open the internet to every home in the UK by offering free superfast broadband - but who has the fastest and slowest connections? Researchers have tracked broadband speeds across more than 200...

Is It Possible For Any Politician To Tell The Truth?

It’s fast becoming impossible for ordinary voters to know which politicians to believe. The days of honest statesmen brokering deals behind closed doors in smoke filled rooms have long gone. Instead voters are left with stage-managed set piece rallies, Twitter sound...

Queen Asked To Suspend UK Parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked the Queen to suspend Parliament in a bid to thwart a coalition of remain MPs from undermining his Brexit threat to leave the EU without a deal on October 31. The suspension - or...

All Smiles As Boris Woos EU With A Charm Offensive

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s charm offensive to persuade European leaders to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal agreement looks a waste of time. Irish premier Leo Varadkar and French leader Emmanuel Macron have already poured cold water on the idea and...

Mystery As Iran Claims Missing Oil Tanker Was In Distress

An oil tanker has mysteriously disappeared from international waters close to the coast of Iran. Iran says rescuers aided the foreign tanker MT Riah in the powder keg Strait of Hormuz after receiving a distress signal. The tanker was seen to...

Britain Blamed For $500bn Tax Dodging By Multinationals

Britain is blamed for enabling most of the world’s $500 billion a year corporate tax dodging, following a probe by financial experts. The Tax Justice Network places Britain at the heart of the Corporate Tax Haven Index. In the report, the...

Does Anyone Care What The Indicative Brexit Votes Say?

Is there any point in the British Parliament embarking on a series of votes that no one else seems to care about? MPs have had a bee in their bonnets for weeks over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Twice they...

Spy Technology Puts British Troops Street Ahead In City Warfare

British scientists have tested artificial technology that gives troops an edge over the enemy on a battlefield. The tracks hostile movements and predicts enemy tactics by analysing streams of data gathered from drones, aircraft and sensors. Hailed as war-changing technology, the...

Lenders Stop Bitcoin Traders From Buying Homes With Profits

Lucrative Bitcoin investments may make you a millionaire, but they won’t help you buy a house in the UK. Lenders are reportedly turning away cryptocurrency buyers offering to fund their deposits from profits made from speculating on alternative currencies. They claim...

Wood You Believe The Impact Of Bat Technology In Cricket

Cricket seems such a simple game – one chap tries to hit the ball chucked by another chap at sticks in the ground called the wicket. But the game is not simple anymore as cricket bat makers have tried to...
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Huge Surge In Usage Won’t Impact Broadband

Thousands of people are being forced to work from home but will power supplies, broadband and mobile phone services cope? The response from utility firms...

Wim Hof Featured In The UK’s EU Song Contest Video

Legendary Ice Man Wim Hof is a star extra for Britain’s Eurovision Song Contest hopeful James Newman. Hof appears in the video for the song...

Harvey Weinstein Faces Jail After Rape Charge Convictions

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s fall from grace was completed when a jury at the New York  Supreme Court found him guilty of rape. Weinstein was...

Manchester City Set To Appeal Ban From Europe

The world of football is waiting with bated breath to see if Manchester City lodges an appeal against a two-year ban from European football. The...