Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 9th October 2017. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.
- Investigations into the shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, continue. However, efforts to find a motive have proven fruitless. The attack, which claimed the lives of more than 50 people, was perpetrated by 64-year old Stephen Paddock – in an action that was called ‘pure evil’ by American President Donald Trump. The shooting continues to raise questions regarding American gun laws.
- Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of the well-renowned ‘Weinstein Company’, has been sacked amid sexual harassment claims. A New York Times article brought allegations to light, which have now resulted in the removal of Weinstein from the company.
- The Catalonia independence furore remains. Protests have been held in recent days in the region. There appears to be little sign of a compromise.
- A man who had planned on bombing a railway line has been sentenced to life in prison. Zahid Hussain was arrested in May, before being handed his sentence in October.
- With the old £1 coin set to go out of circulation in a week, there has been uproar by UK customers. Some have suggested supermarkets are still giving the coins as change, with some refusing to accept the old coins.
- Defence contractor BAE Systems have announced plans to cut up to 1,000 jobs in the United Kingdom.
- The Royal Mail continues to engage in discussions with union representatives over a proposed walk-out later this month.
- British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party conference speech descended into chaos and ridicule. A prank, a coughing fit and branding failures undermined her speech at the event.
- Brexit talks are continuing.
- With mounting competition, Microsoft have reportedly taken the decision to give up on their hopes of building a mobile operating system to rival Android and iOs.
- A possible clampdown on University assignment-writing firms is being discussed. There are predicted to be hundreds of companies who charge students up to £7000 to produce work that can be passed off as their own.
- This week’s Editor’s choice looks at the ghost town of Imber, located in England. Read on to see why the village is empty, and why no one has ever returned.
Most Read This Week:
- 1st – 14 Things that Will Happen in Student Halls
- 2nd – 14 Times Gemma Collins summed up the University Experience
- 3rd – 20 Struggles of Working in Retail
From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead.