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The UK Faces A Fifth Wave Of Coronavirus Infections

  In the midst of political scandals, ministerial resignations, and increasing demands for the resignation of prime minister Boris Johnson, the UK faces an old enemy; rising cases of COVID-19. According to an analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK infection rates have risen by over 30%, the highest level since late April….

US Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade-A UK Woman’s Views

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The US Supreme Court ruled to overturn the historical Roe v Wade legislation yesterday, meaning that US states now decide individually whether to make abortion illegal or not. While pro-life protesters cheered outside the court, pro-choice defenders were shocked, disappointed, and angry at the result. It is a controversial topic all over the world, with…

Dan Jones’s The Plantagenet

The Plantagenets by Dan Jones tells the story of the first eight Plantagenet monarchs that ruled England between 1154 and 1399, beginning with Henry I and ending with the disposition of Richard II. Each monarch, in turn, has his story told; which wars he fought in, the land he gained and lost, who he married, and…

Five Ways To Stay Cool During A Heatwave

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  The UK is experiencing a small heatwave at the moment and though many are enjoying the warm weather, some are struggling with keeping cool. Heat exhaustion, dehydration, heat rash, sunburn, and sunstroke are all common side effects of not looking after yourself when out in hot weather.   To avoid these unpleasant side effects…

Network Rail Warns Passengers to Avoid Travelling by Train During the Rail Strike

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Passengers are being cautioned not to travel by rail unless necessary during next week’s strikes when barely a fifth of services are expected to operate.   When thousands of workers walk out throughout the UK on June 21, 23, and 25, Network Rail estimates that half of all rail lines will be closed.   The…

Why Is The United Kingdom Called The “United Kingdom”?

For people living in the United States or anywhere in the world, you may wonder what to call the United Kingdom people tend to call it England, but that’s not right.   The United Kingdom is also technically incorrect, and the name should be the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.   Okay,…

“The Quiet Girl” Movie Smashes Box Office Records in Ireland and the UK

In Ireland and the United Kingdom, an Irish-language movie has broken box office records and established itself as a benchmark for a language that is rarely shown on the big screen.     Since its premiere in mid-May, The Quiet Girl has stunned the industry by tripling the previous record for an Irish language picture…

Boris Johnson Survives No Confidence Vote

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  Boris Johnson, the Conservative Prime Minister of Great Britain, survived a no-confidence vote held by his political peers after over 15% of his party requested one.   Johnson has been Prime Minister since 2019 when Theresa May resigned from the post after pressure from her backbench when Brexit failed to go through by the…

Boris Johnson Wins Vote But Faces Massive Tory Backlash

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For the next 12 months, the prime minister is exempt from any leadership challenge, but a vote of no confidence in him by over 140 of his own MPs will gravely weaken his position.   The prime minister received 211 votes for and 148 votes against, for a 63 vote majority. To stay in office,…

Thunderstorms: What Causes Them and How to Stay Safe

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  Parts of the UK have received thunderstorm warnings over the weekend from the Met Office. The yellow rating means that people should just be aware of them, as they can cause havoc to travel plans and cause power cuts.   Everyone knows what a thunderstorm is. Unless you live in a specific part of…

Dublin Bikes

Dublin Bike is a citywide service available for Dublin, and similar services are available in different cities throughout the United Kingdom & Ireland of Island.   Over 68,000 long-term subscribers for the service and 8000 short-term subscribers.   Charges and subscriptions   96% of the trips taken using the Dublin bikes services were free in…

UK Offers Top Graduates A New Way To Work.

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Under a new visa scheme, graduates from the world’s finest universities will be eligible to apply to come to the UK.   Ministers believe that the “high potential individual” route, which begins on Monday, will attract the “best and brightest” young people to work in the UK.   Alumni of major non-UK universities who graduated…

Cadbury to Release New Twirl Caramel Bar

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  Cadbury UK has announced that a new version of their popular Twirl chocolate bar will be released as a limited edition later this year.   The newest addition to the Twirl family comes after the staggering success of the Orange Twirl which was also originally released as a limited edition bar in 2020. This…

Monkeypox Cases Double in the UK, Raising Concerns

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  Sajid Javid, the UK’s health secretary, confirmed 11 new more cases today, bringing the total number of monkeypox cases to 20.   UKHSA have confirmed 11 new cases of Monkeypox in the UK. This morning I updated G7 Health Ministers on what we know so far. Most cases are mild, and I can confirm…

Sam Ryder Releases New Version of Eurovision Hit

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  After his astounding success last weekend, Sam Ryder has released a new version of his popular song ‘Space Man’.   Ryder first found fame on the social media platform TikTok during the 2020 lockdown as a singer and he wowed the world with his original song representing the UK at this year’s Eurovision Song…

Sam Ryder’s Stunning Eurovision Performance Earns Silver

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  After weeks of build-up, the Eurovision final was broadcast last night to an international audience of millions. The show had everything we expect from the competition, ballads, balloons, rhinestones, glitter, costume changes, set changes, and of course, the many memes created by viewers all over social media.   It wouldn’t be Eurovision without the…

In England, Poorer Students Are Up To Three A-Level Grades Behind Wealthier Students.

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  The new study finds that the disadvantage gap – the gap in educational attainment between poorer students and their peers – is substantial during the 16-19 education phase, with poorer students continuing to see far worse educational outcomes than their better-off peers.   To date, most existing research on the disadvantage gap in education…

A Summary of the 2022 UK Local Elections

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  Local elections were conducted in the UK on May 5th, 2022. Up for election were seated in 146 of the 333 councils in England, all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities, and all of Wales’s 22. In total, there were 6,899 seats up for election – 4,441 in England, 1,227 in Scotland, and 1,231 in…