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Pictures Reveal Devastation at Historic Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter

Pictures have today revealed the full devastation of the fire that wrecked England's oldest hotel in Exeter. The fire continued to rage on throughout the weekend, completely destroying the 18th century building and prompting more firefighters to get involved. The front of the hotel collapsed in the early hours and an extra eight fire engines rushed to the scene of the the front of the historic Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter, Devon. People were advised by the emergency services to stay...

Diversity Jobs Board Launched

A British Asian online lifestyle magazine has launched a new service aimed at helping businesses to recruit from diverse backgrounds. DESIblitz has launched the jobs site with the aim of assisting employers to harness the benefits of having a diverse workforce. The new website highlights vacancies to a niche BME audience of over three million visitors yearly, typically aged between 18-34 years old, of which 48 per cent are female. Indi Deol, Director said: “The UK is considered to be...

Britain’s Universities “Plagued by a Culture of Sexual Harassment”

Britain’s universities are plagued by a culture of sexual harassment and discrimination, according to a new study. Almost 55 per cent of students said they have either witnessed or experienced sexual harassment or discrimination by a lecturer, professor or other member of university staff, with the average student witnessing or experienciong five instances throughout their university life, either from staff or fellow students. According to the report, which was commissioned by McAllister Olivarius, one female student ended up being propositioned by...

We Miss EU: 30 Products Set For a Price Hike

When we went to the polls in June they didn't tell us about Marmite, did they? The NHS was high on the agenda, the eb and flow of people across borders was a particular focal issue and red tape in Brussels divided the nation, but it has been a sticky, brown food paste that has made the headlines post-Brexit. Marmite, in all its gooey simplicity, has driven the effect of the vote home for Brits, with Tesco going to war with Unilever...

Darkness Falls This Sunday For UK Workers, But Do We Need Daylight Saving?

This Sunday at 2am winter will truly be upon us as the clocks go back and the nights start getting darker. Unfortunately spending time in the dark is something Brits are used to, in fact new research by Get More Vitamin Drinks has found that the average office worker is only expected to get 52 minutes of daylight a week over this period. In a finding sure to make Brits dread the winter the average worker is reported to leave for...

London Businesses Likely to be Hit Hardest by Rate Increases

Thousands of businesses across the UK are set to be hit with changes to their business rates, with the majority of increases affecting companies based in the capital. Business rates are calculated in part based on the rental value of properties, and since the last revaluation in 2010 the value of many London properties has significantly risen. Central London, Mayfair, Brixton and Hammersmith are some of the areas set for a major increase in rates. Many will be able to...

NHS nurses using food banks and pay day loans to survive

Shocking news has emerged via a study that has found the shocking situation NHS workers have found themselves in. The study, by Unison, discovered that nurses are using food banks and applying for pay day loans just to get through the month, until the next pay day. The trade union said that years of pay freezes has left NHS staff without the funds to make ends meet. The survey of 21,000 workers found that one in ten had to pawn...

Global Wildlife Populations Fall by 58% in 40 Years

Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58 per cent over the past 40 years, according to a report by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and WWF. The worrying research has concluded that if the trends continues the decline could reach two-thirds among vertebrates by 2020, with animals living in lakes, rivers and wetlands suffering the biggest losses. It found that for freshwater species alone, the decline stands at 81 per cent since 1970. Human activity is chiefly to blame, causing habitat...

Wealthy Aristocrat Lambasts NHS Over £40 Charge Months After Doctors Saved Her Husband’s Life

A wealthy aristocrat lambasted the NHS over a £40 charge for a medical reference for a gun license months after doctors saved her husbands life. Multi-millionaire Lady Sara Bathurst, the High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, called the NHS a "disgrace" for making the charge, posting a photo of a letter received from her GP and accusing them of  "blackmail". But the privately-educated farmer's wife has since deleted the tweets, blaming her reaction on being "overtired" because her husband is currently in an NHS hospital. Labour...

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