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Day: June 17, 2018

UK-Germany high speed rail plan lay aside
Europe, Featured

UK-Germany high speed rail plan lay aside

    Germany’s state rail operator has shelved plans for international high-speed services between London, Cologne and Frankfurt due to changes in the economic environment, The Independent has learned. Deutsche Bahn (DB) said the services to London would now not be on the agenda in the foreseeable future, despite just last year saying they were still interested. The company would neither confirm nor deny whether uncertainty caused by floundering Brexit talks had played a part in their decision to mothball the project, saying they did not want to wade into politics. DB had already begun early preparations to run the trains, successfully obtaining an operating certificate to run services through the Channel Tunnel in 2013 and even going as far as to display one of its sle...
Five ways the high street can survive the e-commerce onslaught
Featured, United Kingdom

Five ways the high street can survive the e-commerce onslaught

    Rarely a week goes by without news of a household high street name shutting up shop or closing stores. The rise of online shopping, or e-commerce, is widely blamed for the demise of traditional retail. Yet people are spending more money than ever just not on the high street. In many ways, the offering provided by the traditional bricks-and-mortar store such as the latest brand to report hard times, House of Fraser remains unchanged since its inception more than a century ago. They have been slow to respond to the changing social and technological landscape. And today's customer expects something more. The digital age has caused a shift in how consumers engage with their favourite brands we can now purchase online with the convenience and confidence once the reserv...
Spain carrying hundreds of migrants
Europe, Featured

Spain carrying hundreds of migrants

    The first ship in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only to become the latest pawn in Europe's battle over immigration. Medical staff boarded the Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo after it arrived just before 7 a.m. Sunday and the 270 migrants on board soon began to disembark. The rescue ship Aquarius and another Italian navy ship, the Orione, will arrive in the coming hours, discharging 630 migrants in all. After days of bickering and food and water running low on the rescue ship, Spain stepped in and offered to grant the rescue boat entry some 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) away. The journey across the Mediterranean to Valencia took ...
Newlyweds Harry and Meghan attended first wedding for Diana’s niece
Featured, United Kingdom

Newlyweds Harry and Meghan attended first wedding for Diana’s niece

                                                                                                                                                                                    The newlyweds co-ordinated in powder blue as they watched Princess Diana's niece Celia… The Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked in excellent spirits as they attended a family wedding yesterday. The newlyweds co-ordinated in powder blue as they watched Princess Diana's niece Celia McCorquodale tie the knot with George Woodhouse at St Andrew and St Mary's Church in Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire. Harry and Meghan looked delighted to be at the occasion as they arrived at the pretty country church holding hands and smiling and laughing with the other guests. The bride, Celia, arrived at the church in a vintage 1910 R...
NHS will receive £20bn extra by 2023 announce by Theresa May
Featured, United Kingdom

NHS will receive £20bn extra by 2023 announce by Theresa May

    The crisis-hit NHS will receive an extra £20bn a year by 2023, Theresa May will announce but she will warn the public that taxes must rise to pay for the boost. The extra funding to mark the 70th birthday of the health service will mark a dramatic break with eight years of austerity and follows a difficult battle with the Treasury for more funds. However, it appeared the annual real-terms increase will be little more than 3 per cent, not the 4 per cent pleaded for by Simon Stevens, the outspoken NHS England chief executive. The prime minister will also invite ridicule and allegations that she is using the NHS crisis to score political points by claiming the funding will come in part from a Brexit dividend, because the UK will no longer be paying huge sums for EU me...
News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London
Featured, London

News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London

A meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee will be held tomorrow to fix the date of Eid-ul-Fitr. The meeting will be held at the Islamic Foundation at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque at 7:15 pm with Religious Affairs Minister Principal Matiur Rahman in the chair. With about three days left to Eid-ul-Fitr, the city dwellers started leaving capital to enjoy Eid holidays with their family members and near and dear ones. The vigilance and monitoring teams to ensure smooth Eid journey remain active at all stations and terminals. Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader has said, travelling during Eid holidays this year has been more comfortable than any other time. He said this to the media after visiting the Gabtoli Bus Terminal yesterday. Railway Minister Mujibul Haque visited the rai...