Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 8th January 2018. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.
- Many parts of the USA have been experiencing some of the coldest weather on record. The states of New York, Virginia and Florida are among those to have been hit badly, with temperatures often dropping below -30C! The cause of this is a so-called ‘Cyclone Bomb’. Parts of the United Kingdom too have been experiencing cold weather, but not on the same scale!
- The world welcomed 2018 in the past week, with us now a week into the new year. Check out our article which shows the best images of the world’s New Year celebrations here.
- The Golden Globe awards took place yesterday. Oprah Winfrey, upon receiving a Lifetime Achievement award, won enormous praise for her acceptance speech, where she addressed issues such as equal rights.
- A much-publicised book based on US President Donald Trump’s first year in office has been released, with many revelations. However, many allegations in the book have been refuted by Trump.
- British Prime Minister Theresa May has kicked-off the new year by reshuffling her cabinet.
- A series of Freedom of Information requests have revealed worrying mental health statistics at UK Universities, with concerns being raised over waiting times. See our full article here.
- The UK has hosted its first 5G Network experiment – located at King’s College London – see the full story here.
- An alternative to the Bitcoin – the Dogecoin, is starting to garner attention.
- In the latest news on the beleaguered toy chain ‘Toys r us’, the firm is holding a January sale, despite an uncertain future.
- As mentioned earlier, British Prime Minister Theresa May has been shuffling her cabinet.
- Despite progress on ‘Brexit’ being made, there are still some fears over the possibility of a ‘no deal’.
- Google and Amazon appear to be at loggerheads once again. Our article here examines 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 the mysterious disappearance and legacy of Richey Edwards of the well-known band Manic Street Preachers. What happened to him? Take a look at the article.
Most Read This Week:
- 1st – ArsenalFanTV: How Much Money Does It Make?
- 2nd – FreePrints App: What’s the Catch?!
- 3rd – Further Cost-Cutting Planned at Aberystwyth University
From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead.