Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 12th March 2018. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.
- Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned last week in Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. It is believed a nerve agent was used to poison the duo, who are in hospital, along with several first responders. There have been suggestions of Russian involvement, though nothing has been confirmed yet – and investigations will continue.
- The 2018 Winter Paralympics have started, with the Opening Ceremony kicking off the action. They take place in South Korea.
- A TV show on the FOX Network in the US has shown OJ Simpson ‘hypothetically’ confessing to murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Simpson was acquitted of the double murder over 20 years ago.
- A plane has crashed upon landing in Nepal, with 49 of 71 passengers having been killed. Countless others are injured.
- A 17-year old boy has been sentenced to ten and a half years in Prison after admitting a string of acid attack offences across London. Many have criticised what is considered to be a rather lenient sentence.
- There is an ongoing controversy after video footage captured Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher spitting at a fan following Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Saturday. Footage of the incident emerged, and it is believed Carragher faces the sack over the incident.
- 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.
- A quiet week on the business front!
- Talks over Brexit continue.
- Entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined his aim of reaching Mars within the next year – in an effort that he believes will protect the human race!
- A former student of Anglia Ruskin University is suing the institution for £60,000. Click here for the full story.
- University strikes have affected over 60 institutions in the United Kingdom – with lecturers engaging in fourteen days of strike action.
- 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 of Australian Prime Minister Harry Holt – who vanished while swimming, never to be seen again. Take a look for more!
From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead.