1p and 2p coins could be scrapped thanks to a rise in electronic payments

The penny could become a thing of the past, thanks to the rise in contactless and digital payments. Phillip Hammond has told of his controversial plans to get rid of the 1p and 2p coins, as well as the £50 note, in the Autumn budget. This comes … [Read more...]

Pre-Historic Briton Breakthrough

Scientific analysis shows a Briton's remains from 10,000 years ago had dark skin and blue eyes. Academics from London’s Natural History Museum extracted DNA from Cheddar Man-Britain’s oldest full skeleton-was discovered in 1903. College  researchers … [Read more...]

Successful first launch for Space X’s Heavy Falcon

Elon Musk’s latest test rocket, the Falcon Heavy, has blasted off from Cape Canaveral, in a historic launch. The departure of the rocket was risky, with only a 50% chance of a successful lift off, according to the Space X CEO. After the event he … [Read more...]

The Hedgehog Problem Spikes

The furry garden friend of every UK home continues to be under threat. At least half the population of our native hedgehogs have been lost from the British countryside over the last two decades, warn two wildlife charities in a report issued … [Read more...]

James Bulger killer sentenced for indecent images

Jon Venables, one of the killers of toddler James Bulger, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for possessing images of children. Appearing via video link at the Old Bailey, Venables pleaded guilty to possessing more than 1,000 indecent images … [Read more...]

Humans & Robophobia

In the news recently, there has been a lot of coverage towards more 'human' looking robots that are becoming ever more advanced and capable. What this brings is a hope amongst the scientific community that we draw closer to a positive coexistence, … [Read more...]

Labour call for vote of no confidence in SNP Draft Budget

The Scottish Government's Draft Budget Bill faces a potential setback in the form of a vote of no confidence by Scottish Labour today. The party has tabled a motion asking MSPs to agree that “the Parliament believes that the Draft Budget does not … [Read more...]

Colonel and General at war over new direction of Armed Forces recruitment.

Two army veterans are publicly disagreeing about the new direction army recruitment has taken with the British Army’s latest advert. Public opinion has weighed in with accusations of political correctness and focus is now on the future of the Armed … [Read more...]

Oprah Winfrey for President?

Her Golden Globes speech touching upon black and female empowerment went viral so far as to spark hopes of a 2020 presidential bid. When asked if she would run for president, her partner Stedman Graham said she would “absolutely do … [Read more...]

Men should be ‘free to hit on women’, Catherine Deneuve declares

French actress Catherine Deneuve has denounced social media movement #MeToo and states that men have the right to hit on women. The actress warns that trends like these lead to a new puritanism in an open letter; signed by Deneuve and 100 other … [Read more...]