November 24, 2020

Destinations of the week

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The best places in London to eat cheese From The Nudge Cheese. It quite literally makes everyone smile. And so, with that in mind, we’ve pulled together a list of only the best cheesemongers, pop-ups, restaurants, and masterclasses this city has to offer. So let’s cut to the cheese. Here are the best places in […]

Flux, a fintech startup founded by ex-Revolut employees, wants to make paper receipts obsolete

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By Steve O’Hear From TechCrunch Flux, a London-based fintech startup founded by three early employees of foreign exchange and banking app Revolut, is on a mission to make store receipts truly digital. The company, which is de-cloaking this week with a pilot in East London, has built a software platform that bridges the gap between […]

Before alarm clocks Brits paid people to wake them up

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By Alex Q. Arbuckle From Mashable 1900-1941 Knockers-up Snooze button not included. Before alarm clocks Brits paid people to wake them up by tapping on their windows Though designs for alarm clocks date back to the ancient Greeks, they were still not particularly widespread well after the Industrial Revolution. In Britain and Ireland, a large number of […]

Study into black people’s health is launched

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By Glen Munro From The Voice PhD student wants to understand why African Caribbeans are disproportionately affected by certain diseases A 36-YEAR-OLD doctoral student from north London is spearheading pioneering research to address the prevalence of diseases like prostate cancer and diabetes within Britain’s African Caribbean community. Natalie Creary-Aninakwa, who is studying a PhD in […]

Huge haul of liquid cocaine valued £3 million seized at Gatwick Aiport in failed drug smuggle

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By C Ballinger From Surrey Mirror Drug smugglers have attempted to get 18 kilos of cocaine into the UK through Gatwick Airport by disguising it as oil. The huge haul of liquid cocaine valued at more than £3 million was seized at Gatwick Airport hidden in oil cylinders. The liquid drugs were being disguised as […]

West Indies Cricket Board announce Women’s squad

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The selection panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced a 15-member squad for the tour of South Africa from February 12 to March 10, and the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament from March 15 to April 3 in India. wicb_logo.jpg “The team has worked hard over the last […]

This map shows how the Olympics saved East London from doom

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By Stefano Pozzebon From Business Insider Data released on November 3 by the London Datastore gives a new perspective on the positive impact the Olympics had on local businesses. The areas where most of the games took place are now doing great: East London is by far the healthiest area in the city, while the […]