Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 1st January 2018. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.
- The world has welcomed 2018 in style. The New Year has arrived, and the world reacted with several incredible firework displays. Check out our article here to see the best images and videos from the New Year.
- George Weah, the well-known ex-professional footballer, is the new President of Liberia. Weah – who overcame a poverty-stricken childhood to become one of the best footballers in the 1990s, has since moved into politics, and will hope to retain his immense popularity within his nation.
- Protests have been taking place in the Asian country of Iran. These protests have turned violent, with at least ten people dead, according to state TV.
- While the New Year brought many celebrations, there were some ugly scenes – including various seaplane disasters and fires.
- A mass fire at a car park in Liverpool has ruined up to 1,400 cars. The cause appeared to be a small fire in one car that subsequently spread elsewhere, causing the damage.
- Big Ben was at its best to welcome in 2018 in London, United Kingdom. Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the arrival of the new year.
- In the middle east, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have introduced Value Added Tax (VAT) for the first time.
- At long last, the British Pound Sterling appears to be rising in value again.
- There has been a polarised response to plans for a ‘Dad’s Army’ of volunteers to patrol certain ports in the United Kingdom, looking out for illegal shipments and immigration.
- Google and Amazon appear to be at loggerheads once again. Our article here details their recent feud.
- 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.
- This week’s Editor’s choice is an article that looks at YouTubers – just how do they make money? There are at least five ways, as the article shows. Take a look for more!
Most Read This Week:
- 1st – ArsenalFanTV: How Much Money Does It Make?
- 2nd – FreePrints App: What’s the Catch?!
- 3rd – The Apprentice: Where Are The Winners Now?
From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead. Happy New Year to you, and we wish you the best for 2018!