Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 9th April 2018. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.
- The 2018 Commonwealth Games have kicked off. They are taking place in Australia – and features a range of countries. All countries were once part of the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth. The games will last for just under two weeks.
- There has been a furore in Syria regarding the possibility of a chemical attack having taken place. The US have suggested evidence suggests a chemical attack did take place, though Russia have denied this.
- Following the much-publicised Cambridge Analytica scandal at Facebook, users who were affected by the data leak have been notified today.
- A crash in Saskatchewan, Canada has killed 15 people. The crash involved members of the Humboldt Broncos Junior ice hockey team.
- We mentioned last week how London’s murder rate had overtaken New York’s for the first time in several years. Unfortunately, the recent spate of murders in the city have continued, with no sign of it stopping yet.
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to request donations are made to a charity instead of gifts being bought for them when they marry.
- 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.
- British Prime Minister Theresa May has criticised the possible chemical attack in Syria discussed above – calling it barbaric.
- Talks over Brexit continue.
- As mentioned above, Facebook will be letting users who were caught up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal know about the data leak.
- A former student of Anglia Ruskin University is suing the institution for £60,000. Click here for the full story.
- 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 ten countries in the world who have the most neighbours. You may be surprised at some of those that feature in our top ten! Take a look!
From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead.