Category: Briefs

Nuclear Number

The Government has guaranteed the operator of the planned Hinkley C nuclear power station £89.50 per  Megawatt hour. According to the Department of Energy and

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Fuel Follies

The price of Brent crude hit $43 a barrel on Monday [24th August], its lowest level since 2009. Back then average UK prices were 86.6p

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Pension Panic

= The annual salary of every employee in the UK could not pay off the pension deficit of its private companies. The combined shortfall of

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Currency Confusion

Devaluation of the Chinese currency is currently a regular item in news broadcasts. But what is its proper name? The “renminbi” is the official name

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Nobel Brits

Twelve Nobel prizes have been given to Britons since 2000, putting it second only to the US in tables published by the Times Higher Education magazine this

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Trump That

Donald Trump, Republican hopeful for the presidency in 2016, has said he wants a wall built on the US-Mexico border to deter migrants. According to

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Glasgow Bets Better

Londoners are the least successful gamblers in Britain, according to a survey by Ladbrokes. Despite placing the highest number of bets, London failed to make

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A Run-Run-Run-Run Runaway

In a recent report Heathrow Airport was the preferred choice to have a third runway. But how many runways does an international airport need? Annual

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Supremacist Rule

“Since September 2001 nearly twice as many people (in the US) have been killed by white supremacists, anti-government fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by

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China Syndrome

“In just over 40 years since the one child policy was implemented, the birth rate has gone down in China by 400 million. The population

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