Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 22nd January 2018. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.
- In some disturbing news, a Californian ‘House of Horrors’ has been uncovered, where it appears that two parents kept 12 of their 13 children shackled and captive for an unknown amount of time. Both parents have been charged with numerous criminal counts. The alarm was raised by one of the children, who managed to escape captivity. The children are currently being kept in a nearby Hospital – where they are being professionally treated. They are said to be in an ‘upbeat’ mood.
- The Government of the United States of America has temporarily shut down. This is due to an impasse being reached between Democrats and Republicans over crucial bills. With the working week beginning in the US, the shut down is having knock-on effects. For example, the popular tourist attraction the Statue of Liberty has been closed.
- Germany has moved one step closer to a coalition government, with formal negotiations set to begin between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Social Democrats.
- A nationwide strike by French Prison Staff has come into effect, causing disruption in prisons. This has been caused by a surge in attacks on prison staff, leading to questions regarding the safety of staff.
- There have been some interesting royal visits in the last week. Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Coventry – see the best from their visit here. Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Cardiff – again you can see the best from their visit here.
- In more Royal News – Princess Eugenie has become engaged to her partner Jack Brooksbank – with their marriage set to take place in late 2018.
- 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.
- Construction giant Carillion’s collapse continues to cause chaos in the United Kingdom, with questions remaining as to potential job losses and even the short-term future of many projects.
- UKIP have attracted controversy after the partner of the party leader was found to have sent racist text messages, including ones where she criticised the Royal family.
- In a worldwide first, Amazon have opened a supermarket with no checkouts – using sensors to track customers, where they will eventually bill their payment card upon exit from the supermarket.
- 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.
- A student ‘horror house’ has been uncovered in Liverpool, with students living in a house full of damp. See our article here for more.
- The University of Cambridge has responded with a statement to accusations that Dr. Maha Abdelrahman played a role in the death of Giulio Regeni. See the full story here.
- 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 Facebook – and reviewing who owns what in the company. Some of the figures may surprise you! Take a look at the article!
Most Read This Week:
- 1st – ArsenalFanTV: How Much Money Does It Make?
- 2nd – 10 Things to do at London School of Economics
- 3rd – FreePrints App: What’s the Catch?!
From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead.