Tag Archives: UK

Black Friday PC gaming deals UK: the best deals on PC parts and peripherals

Black Friday is officially on November 26, but the Black Friday sales season is absolutely already well underway. Everyone from Amazon to Ebuyer has their virtual shelves bursting with bargains, and that means there are seriously great deals out there. From SSDs to full gaming PCs, TVs to laptops, there’s something for everyone and every budget, as long as you know where ... Read More »

Sterling plummets to 21-month low as UK government pulls Parliament’s vote on Brexit

Victoria Jones – PA Images | PA Images | Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May leaving 10 Downing Street, London, ahead of Prime Minister’s Questions. Sterling slumped to a 21-month low as British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that the government would delay a Brexit vote in the parliament, that had earlier been scheduled for Tuesday. Earlier on Monday, the ... Read More »

Xiaomi coming in strong in the UK with a new store and products in November

Xiaomi opened up an official UK Twitter account on October 1 which brought a lot of excitement to fans of the brand. It was a clear sign that the Chinese company has big plans for the UK and now Xiaomi finally shed some more light. The firm just confirmed that it’s opening up an official Xiaomi store on November 10 ... Read More »

UK outsourcer Capita poaches Go-Ahead finance chief

Patrick Butcher’s appointment comes as group seeks turnround following profit warnings Capita, the UK’s largest outsourcer, has poached a new chief finance officer from transport group Go-Ahead. Patrick Butcher will take control of Capita’s finances at a difficult time for the company, which is working on a turnround following multiple profit warnings last year. Mr Butcher has 19 years of ... Read More »

Facebook Says Facing Multiple Inquiries From US, UK Regulators on Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

Facebook acknowledged Tuesday it was facing multiple inquiries from US and British regulators about the major Cambridge Analytica user data scandal. The leading social network offered no details but its admission confirmed reports of a widening investigation into the misuse of private data by Facebook and its partners. “We are cooperating with officials in the US, UK and beyond,” a Facebook spokesman said ... Read More »

Three UK to stop selling 3G-only phones, looks forward to 4G future

Three UK launched on March 3 2003 as a 3G-only carrier. Now fifteen years later, the company has decided to stop selling 3G phones and only offer LTE-enabled devices. It’s the first carrier to make such a move. The 3G network isn’t going anywhere for now, this is just preparation for the future. The carrier needs to wait until most ... Read More »

UK mortgage approvals hit 15-month low in November – UK Finance

LONDON (Reuters) – British banks approved the fewest mortgages in 15 months in November, when the Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, industry figures showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – A row of houses are seen in London, Britain June 3, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett Banks approved 39,507 mortgages for house purchase ... Read More »

9 per cent jump in applications to UK universities from South India students

A 9 per cent increase has been witnessed in the number of applications received from students of South India to study in the United Kingdom.   Representative image A 9 per cent increase has been witnessed in the number of applications received from students of South India to study in the United Kingdom, said a top British envoy.  The number ... Read More »

UK retiree forced to pay almost $700 in private health a month — and no one’s listening

OVERSEAS  retirees living in Tasmania are facing a costly and significantly limited choice of health insurance People who have moved to Australia on a 410 Retirement Visa are not entitled to Centrelink or Medicare benefits and must have private health insurance. However, according to 77-year-old UK immigrant Ron Spencer of Claremont, there is only one company, Bupa, that offers medical ... Read More »

Building health AIs should be UK ambition, says strategy review

A wide-ranging, UK government-commissioned industrial strategy review of the life sciences sector, conducted by Oxford University’s Sir John Bell, has underlined the value locked up in publicly funded data held by the country’s National Health Service — and called for a new regulatory framework to be established in order to “capture for the UK the value in algorithms generated using NHS data”. The NHS ... Read More »