Day: July 19, 2018

Brits Plagued With Sleepless Nights Over Finances

How to circumvent currency exchange blind spots

According to the Office for National Statistics, £66.3 billion is spent on foreign currency during visits abroad each year; 75 per cent of this is exchanged in UK banks, bureaux de change, travel agents, supermarkets and Post Offices before departure. But, blinded by an abundance of rate options and hidden ...

International biotechnology - Outperformance and income

International biotechnology – Outperformance and income

International biotechnology - Outperformance and income 180719 IBT Initiation QD Under the leadership of its manager, Carl Harald Janson, International Biotechnology Trust (IBT) is building a track record of outperformance of both its benchmark, the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index and the average of its peer group (see page 13 of this note for ...

When a misdiagnosis can leave you out of pocket

When a misdiagnosis can leave you out of pocket

Over the past 6 years, the NHS has had a total of 7,629 successful claims for misdiagnosis brought against it, totalling £1.024bn in compensation in England since 2012. With such staggering numbers, it’s easy to see why people often feel a strong sense of anger at the situation. It is ...

Temper Covent Garden

Front Line Chef tames his Temper

A moral quandary has emerged on the culinary front concerning the length of time writers should wait before undertaking reviews. Where critics argue that they should get in early to ensure punters are well informed from the off, chefs debate they should be allowed time to get their feet under the table, ...

Harry Potter fans now have the chance to spend a night at Hogwarts

Budget-Friendly Ideas for a Cosier Bedroom

With autumn inching increasingly closer, now is the ideal time to plan the transformation of your bedroom into a warm and welcoming space for you to snuggle up on those cold wintery nights. According to a recent report in The Guardian, however, disposable income levels are continuing to fall in ...

Time to end lab animal secrecy and the hidden suffering of millions

Time to end lab animal secrecy and the hidden suffering of millions

Campaigners call for greater transparency to facilitate adoption of advanced non-animal methods Home Office figures released today reveal that 3,721,744 mice, fish, rabbits, dogs, rats, monkeys and other animals were used for research in UK laboratories last year. With the full extent of their suffering unknown, and whether modern non-animal methods could have been used in their place, the National Anti-Vivisection Society ...

Film Review: Generation Wealth

Film Review: Generation Wealth

Documentary director and photojournalist Lauren Greenfield returns after her 2012 feature debut, The Queen of Versailles, with Generation Wealth, an ambitious if underwhelming examination of modern-day affluence. Dusting off her Rolodex, Greenfield returns to those she has captured throughout her career and cobbles together a series of interviews with porn-stars, ...