Day: December 20, 2016

Your Professional Network Can Now Be Built With A Swipe

Your Professional Network Can Now Be Built With A Swipe

Following the emergence of quick-fire dating apps such as Tinder, happn and Grinder, a clever business app has taken off using the same premise that aims to build productive business relationships rather than fleeting encounters. Meet Shapr, a free networking app (iOS and Android) that suggests a daily batch of ...

Press Photo of the Year 2016

Press Photo of the Year 2016

Every year the the largest independent news agency in the UK supplies newspapers and magazines around the world with some of the most fascinating, captivating and powerful photographs you could ever hope to see. It's your chance to vote for the SWNS Press Photo of the Year 2016... VOTE FOR ...

Christmas truces were “common” in the First World War

Christmas truces were “common” in the First World War

The Christmas day football match of 1914 on the back of a temporary truce has become an iconic moment in history, but new evidence suggests it may not have been that rare. Historian Thomas Weber, of the University of Aberdeen, has uncovered evidence that festive meetings continued throughout the war, ...

Team Rock Enters Administration: What Does it Mean?

Team Rock Enters Administration: What Does it Mean?

Team Rock went into administration on Monday at the cost of 73 jobs across London and Glasgow. Since then, more light has been thrown on the financial difficulties the publisher faced over, at least, the last two years, running at a loss of 4.3M in 2015 and 8.8M in 2016. Pretty substantial ...

Scientists develop pill that vaccinates people against salmonella

Scientists develop pill that vaccinates people against salmonella

A pill that vaccinates people against salmonella has been developed amid fears terrorists could turn the deadly food poisoning bug into a weapon. Designed to be taken by mouth, it also has the added advantage of using the same pathway that salmonella uses to wreak havoc on the digestive system. Salmonella ...

This car is expected to sell for more than £350,000

This car is expected to sell for more than £350,000

A dilapidated Aston Martin is expected to sell for more than £350,000 despite being partially buried in leaves after languishing in a wood for more than 40 years. The Aston Martin DB4 was the first production car capable of doing 0-100-0mph in less than 30 seconds when it was launched ...

Cure for issues facing Peer to Peer lending isn’t regulation

Cure for issues facing Peer to Peer lending isn’t regulation

The cure for the issues facing the Peer to Peer lending industry isn’t regulation, but community. By Matt Haycox Last week, the Financial Conduct Authority released their interim feedback of their review of their crowdfunding and peer to peer lending rules. And it didn’t sound good. Andrew Bailey, CEO of ...

Camden Rocks: First Wave of Bands Announced

Camden Rocks: First Wave of Bands Announced

Camden Rocks Festival has announced the first names for the 2017 line-up. Punk legends The Damned, stoner rock giants Orange Goblin, and The Ruts DC are the first to be revealed from the bill. The fest will host over 250 bands and artists across 25 of Camden Town’s revered venues this ...

Historical Trinidadian sugar mill loco gets new home in Leeds

Historical Trinidadian sugar mill loco gets new home in Leeds

A historic locomotive has finally made the last leg of its cross-country journey from a sugar mill in Trinidad to its new permanent home at the world's oldest working railway. The rare Picton model train - which has been described as 'technologically better' than the iconic Flying Scotsman - has ...

Yorkshire entrepreneur helps secure future of Hartlepool FC

Yorkshire entrepreneur helps secure future of Hartlepool FC

Yorkshire entrepreneur helps secure future of Hartlepool FC as it expands into property development Leeds entrepreneur and funding consultant Matt Haycox, a consultant for Access Commercial Finance, has helped Hartlepool football club secure funding to follow in the footsteps of Arsenal and Reading FCs - into property development. The club ...

The Growth Of Migration Cinema

The Growth Of Migration Cinema

By Michael McNulty The representation of immigrants, diasporas, and conflict of cultural identity has, in the latter half of the century, slowly found footing in recent cinema, under the moniker of migration cinema. These films, which often blend or reimagine the generic conventions and production modes and practices typically associated ...

Truck attacks are likely to become more common

Truck attacks are likely to become more common

Terrorist 'truck' attacks like the ones seen in Berlin and Nice are likely to become more common, a leading terror expert warned. Raffaello Pantucci, the director of international studies at the Royal United Services Institute, said that the ease of obtaining a truck made it an attractive method for terrorists ...

Not Going Out! Brits are staying indoors this Christmas

Not Going Out! Brits are staying indoors this Christmas

It's seems that Brits have finally gotten over years of crippling FOMO - Fear Of Missing Out. Yes, rather than obsessing over the fun times we might be missing and dragging ourselves out to yet another social engagement we loathe, we've finally come to our senses and are bloody well staying in! ...

Follow the Adventures of a Christmas Sprout from Field to Fork

Follow the Adventures of a Christmas Sprout from Field to Fork

Our relationship with the humble sprout is a complex one. Regardless of your stance on the deliciously juicy/repulsively pungent veggies, there's something about sprouts so quintessentially Christmas it would be a travesty not to see a couple on your dinner plate when Christmas Dinner rolls around. Sprouts take a lot ...

World’s first beer for kebabs launched by London restaurateur

World’s first beer for kebabs launched by London restaurateur

The first beer in the world to be specially brewed to have with a kebab has been launched by London restaurateur and British Kebab Awards founder Ibrahim Dogus. Bira London was officially launched in central London last night as part of the festive build up to Christmas. Its secret recipe was created to ...

Clinton Was Part Of The System Americans Wanted To Escape

This is the war of the words

The only thing more terrifying than the devastating scenes in Berlin yesterday is the reaction of the soon-to-be President of the United States to the events. Hours after the deadly truck crash in Berlin, with the country's wounds laid bare, Trump jumped back on the populist bandwagon and issued a statement ...