Weekly Bulletin: Mon 9 Oct 2017

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.

 

Headline

  • 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.

 

World

  • 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.

 

UK

  • 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.

 

Business

  • 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.

 

Politics

  • 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.

 

Technology

 

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Education

  • 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.

 

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