Day: 17 May 2017

The most amazing student accommodation around the country

The most amazing student accommodation around the country

Student living once meant staying in a cramped bedroom in old halls of residence but now students are staying in top accommodation, some even complete with their own cinema rooms! We’ve put together some of the top student halls around the country, courtesy of the UK’s first and most comprehensive ...

Historic month for historic shipping firm

Historic month for historic shipping firm

DFDS has reported its best ever first quarter result just months after celebrating its 150th birthday. The historic ferry and logistics operator posted a four per cent increase in revenue for first three months of 2017, with profit before tax up by ten per cent thanks to strong freight performance and ...

Watch – Couple’s home invaded by a…racoon!

Watch – Couple’s home invaded by a…racoon!

Dad-of-one Marek Chapanionek, 44, was defrosting his freezer at around 11.30pm on Monday (15/5) night when the woodland critter entered his house. The animal then "terrorised" the account manager's property, eating a Nutri-Grain bar from the handbag of wife Caroline, 47, and terrifying two-year-old cat Dotty. Marek even called daughter ...

Antarctica ‘greening’ due to climate change

Antarctica ‘greening’ due to climate change

Plant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change, scientists have found. Few plants live on the continent, but scientists studying moss have found a sharp increase in biological activity in the last 50 years. A team including scientists from the University of Exeter used moss bank cores ...

Watch – Controlled detonation carried out on WW2 bomb

Watch – Controlled detonation carried out on WW2 bomb

Incredible footage of the Birmingham Second World War bomb being detonated - from a drone flying hundreds of feet above the scene. West Midlands Police released the astonishing clip, hours after a two-day drama came to an end when army experts safely blew up the 550Ib German bomb . The ...

The Confirmation Bubble: Social Media and the UK Election

The Confirmation Bubble: Social Media and the UK Election

By Mark Brill, senior lecturer in Digital Communication and Future Media at Birmingham City University Social Media has become a key battleground for political campaigning. Ahead of the upcoming UK election the main parties are putting social media at the core of their campaigns. The question is, how will all ...

Experiencing suburbia in Surbiton

Experiencing suburbia in Surbiton

Recently, I found myself in Surbiton, where I had arranged to meet an old friend who lives in deepest commuter-land. I had never visited the place before. Indeed, I have to confess that it was well into my adult life that I discovered it was a real place at all; ...

Interview: Sven Ratzke – Starman

Interview: Sven Ratzke – Starman

“Go fuck yourself” Sven Ratzke says, kindly. Ratzke has cleverly managed to be both Dutch and German, and therefore merrily walks the line of being very easy to chat to whilst taking absolutely no nonsense from anyone at any time. Ratzke has been touring the world as the creator and ...

Is Investment Management Easier Than Ever?

Is Investment Management Easier Than Ever?

Technology is evolving a huge range of markets, and with automation and artificial intelligence beginning to take the limelight, there are a huge number of ways that this is affecting investment management. Investment management is extremely important when it comes to building up a successful portfolio across a range of ...

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Beer of the Week – CELIA Dark Lager

Strength: 5.7% ABV Brewed: Žatec, Czech Republic Brewed in the cellars of a 14th century castle in the historic Czech town of Žatec, CELIA produces two different beers. Both are notably vegan-friendly and gluten-free, thanks to a silicon filtration technique used during the brewing process. As a result, the brewery ...

Watch: Donald Trump rips off a speech from Legally Blonde

Watch: Donald Trump rips off a speech from Legally Blonde

A new video has been leaked showing the moment President Trump plagiarised a speech from Legally Blonde when addressing university students in the US. The video, made by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, reveals striking similarities between Trump's words and the graduation speech given by Elle Woods at the ...

BREAKING: Theresa May Calls Devastating Early Election Despite Fixed Term Parliament Act

Four stats that rubbish May’s record unemployment rate

Theresa May will be jumping for joy at the latest job market figures that show the UK unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest in 42 years - but don't be fooled. The Tories have become attuned to using unemployment figures to mask other worrying economic trends since the aftermath of the ...

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Film Review

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Film Review

By Linda Marric King Arthur: Legend of the Sword or to give it its full name, “lock stock and a whole load of Arthurian cockney nonsense”, is the latest offering from Guy Ritchie. Directed by Ritchie himself and staring Charlie Hunnam, King Arthur is not so much an epic fantasy ...

The 50 greatest storytellers of all time revealed – do you agree?

The 50 greatest storytellers of all time revealed – do you agree?

The 50 greatest storytellers of all time have been revealed, with Ed Sheeran, Banksy and Eminem outranking Jack Kerouac and John Lennon. Despite been a pioneer of the Beat Generation and renowned for his method of spontaneous prose Kerouac still couldn't out-place Castle on the Hill author Sheeran, who ranked in 29th spot. Imagine ...

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Forget Meat & Fish, Insects are 2017’s Highest Trending Source of Protein

With news of a rapidly increasing population and the constant search for new food sources, particularly protein, to meet popular demand; it’s perhaps unsurprising that (disregarding unpleasant connotations) insects have become such a popular dietary addition. It’s estimated that over two billion people, worldwide, consume bugs as part of their ...