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 United States, United Kingdom and France joined forces to conduct missile strikes on numerous Syrian government positions in Syria, in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack.
- Tensions between Russia and USA have also risen as a result of the above. Russia have insisted that there is no evidence of a chemical weapons attack having taken place.
- The Commonwealth Games, being held in Australia, is ongoing, and is entering its final few days.
- Chinese social network Weibo has reversed its decision to ban gay content from its site, following a considerable backlash from consumers.
- British Prime Minister Theresa May will today answer questions based around her decision to commit to a missile attack on Syria. Several MP’s have opposed the strikes.
- Ant McPartlin, the TV personality, has plead guilty to a charge relating to drink-driving at a trial in London.
- 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.
- Popular pub chain JD Wetherspoon have taken the unusual step of deleting all of its social media profiles, insisting social media isn’t needed.
- As mentioned, Theresa May will answer questions from the opposition based around her decision to commit to a missile strike in Syria.
- Talks over Brexit continue.
- Facebook is still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
- The vice-chancellor of the Open University has tendered his resignation.
- 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 infamous dark web marketplace Silk Road. The website was eventually shut down after becoming hugely popular – despite its illicit nature. Take a look!
From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead.