Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 2nd October 2017. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.
- A shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA has claimed the lives of more than 50 people. The victims were attending a concert at the time of the attack, which was perpetrated by 64-year old Stephen Paddock. This is the worst mass-shooting in American history – an act that President Donald Trump called ‘pure evil’. Investigations into this tragic act will continue in the forthcoming days. UniEel sends its condolences to all those affected by the incident.
- An illegal referendum in Catalonia, Spain was interrupted by Spanish Police, who seized ballot boxes. Video evidence has since surfaced which suggests violence was involved against citizens of Catalonia. Spain refused to allow the referendum – which was based around Catalonia’s hopes to form an independent republic.
- Monarch Airlines – the budget airline has ceased trading. After various take-over offers failed to materialise fully, the airline cancelled all flights. This has led to over 800,000 people being without a flight – while putting 2,000 jobs at risk. It is worth noting the Monarch twitter account is currently unmanned.
- Several Britons were caught up in the before-mentioned Las Vegas shooting.
- The inquest into the Greenfell Tower collapse is continuing.
- The Bank of England have set new guidelines surrounding the rules of bank rescues.
- Uber’s London manager will leave her position in the firm. This move comes as Uber try to regain their license to operate in London.
- The ongoing dispute regarding tuition fees continues. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party have suggested they will freeze the fees. They are currently at a colossal £9,250 per year – something that has caused widespread unrest in previous years.
- USA have been requesting many more details on citizens from Google and Apple in recent months. This is likely to raise questions regarding privacy.
- As suggested above, there continues to be question marks raised regarding tuition fees in the United Kingdom.
- This week’s Editor’s choice is in relation to the unfortunate collapse of Monarch Airlines. We take a look at the ten busiest airports in the world. Read on for an in-depth look.
Most Read This Week:
- 1st – 14 Things that Will Happen in Student Halls
- 2nd – Girl Uses Tinder in Clever (But Dishonest) Way… And Makes Money!
- 3rd – Ever Wanted to Appear in Star Wars? Now Could Be Your Chance!
From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead.