Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 18th December 2017. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.
- Shots have been fired at the military installation RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, England, as a man reportedly tried to gain illegal access to the base. The installation currently has more than 3,000 personnel working there, and is used by the US Air Force. A man was detained. The man suffered cuts and bruises. The base is well-guarded, and this intrusion effort was successfully quelled.
- In what appears as a freak accident, a train carriage has plummeted on to a highway in the state of Washington, USA, there are unfortunately casualties.
- Violence has continued to take place across Middle Eastern nations following US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to name Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
- Disney have announced plans to acquire 21st Century Fox. This blockbuster merger is expected to cost Disney $52bn!
- A fire at a hotel in Loch Lomond, Scotland, has killed two people and injured many more. Loch Lomond is well-known to be one of the most picturesque areas of the United Kingdom.
- The popular TV show ‘The Apprentice’ finished yesterday, with a shock ending! Viewers reacted in many ways – see our article that features the best reactions here.
- The European Union are set to study IKEA’s tax affairs in close detail, following allegations that IKEA enjoyed a tax advantage, specifically in the Netherlands.
- British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the popular Erasmus exchange program will continue for the foreseeable future. See our article here for more.
- Google and Amazon have ended a long-running spat, which culminates in Amazon now selling Google products. The two have engaged in quite the battle in the last few years – take a look at the full story here.
- A UniEel study into 64 University’s has found there has been widescale spending on library fines – amounting to £2.2M purely for the 2016-17 academic year. It is the latest controversy in the higher education sector.
- Prospective student’s from around the country continue to apply to University. Check out our advice section for help with this.
- Swansea University won the Santander Cycles University Challenge, with Brunel University London finishing second. The duo will now get a public bike scheme installed.
- This week’s Editor’s choice is an article that looks at theories behind Stonehenge. Some are logical, some are crazy, but all are interesting! No one quite knows why the structure was built – take a look for more!
Most Read This Week:
- 1st – The University Library Fines League Table
- 2nd – The Apprentice: Where Are The Winners Now?
- 3rd – ArsenalFanTV: How Much Money Does It Make?
From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead. Next week’s Bulletin will be shorter than usual, in light of the Christmas Day period.