Tarantula named ‘Lil Kim’ loses all hair on its butt due to physical stress

Tarantulas are a popular creature in the illegal pet trade, but a recent discovery reveals how being transported causes them physical stress. A team of entomologist recently rescued hundreds of these spiders and found one had lost all the hair on its rear – leaving it completely bald. The Brazilian whiteknee tarantula, named ‘Lil Kim,’ … Read more Tarantula named ‘Lil Kim’ loses all hair on its butt due to physical stress

Huawei Mate 40 last to use Kirin chip due to US restrictions

Gadget town has started talking about the Huawei Mate 40. For a phone that is “not Android”, the tech industry is still pretty much interested in the smartphone from Huawei. We still are because we want to know how many millions of phones the top Chinese mobile OEM will sell. It’s even more interesting because, … Read more Huawei Mate 40 last to use Kirin chip due to US restrictions

UK’s first Dutch-style roundabout closes due to minor car crash

Minor car crash forces Britain’s first Dutch-style roundabout that gives priority to cyclists to CLOSE just days after it opened Car hit unfinished beacon on £2.3million Fendon Road roundabout, Cambridge  Feared impact may have caused underground structural problems to the pole  New system gives right of way to cyclists who go around it on an … Read more UK’s first Dutch-style roundabout closes due to minor car crash

UK’s first Dutch-style roundabout closes due to minor car crash

Minor car crash forces Britain’s first Dutch-style roundabout that gives priority to cyclists to CLOSE just days after it opened Car hit unfinished beacon on £2.3million Fendon Road roundabout, Cambridge  Feared impact may have caused underground structural problems to the pole  New system gives right of way to cyclists who go around it on an … Read more UK’s first Dutch-style roundabout closes due to minor car crash

Economy to be declared in recession due to coronavirus

Britain’s economy to be declared in recession as coronavirus crisis hammers output By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 BST, 9 August 2020 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 9 August 2020 Britain’s economy will be declared in recession this week after the coronavirus crisis hammered output.  When second-quarter GDP figures are published, it is … Read more Economy to be declared in recession due to coronavirus

Rail body calls for sleeper trains to use Channel Tunnel due to rise in post-Covid eco-tourism

Night train to Nice? Rail body calls for sleeper trains to use Channel Tunnel due to rise in post-Covid eco-tourism Night trains, including from Brussels to Stockholm and Vienna, are being revived Rail industry has proposed to run sleeper trains through Channel tunnel  It is in order to cater for growing demand for environmentally-friendly travel … Read more Rail body calls for sleeper trains to use Channel Tunnel due to rise in post-Covid eco-tourism

Mayor of Luton stands down due to Covid-19 breach

Mayor of Luton QUITS for breaking lockdown rules by attending party – as he apologises again for ‘regrettable’ actions despite Covid risk Labour councillor Tahir Malik attended an event in a back garden in Luton The Mayor of Luton said there was no excuse for breaching lockdown rules Cllr Malik said he was standing down … Read more Mayor of Luton stands down due to Covid-19 breach

Mayor of Luton stands down due to Covid-19 breach

Mayor of Luton QUITS for breaking lockdown rules by attending party – as he apologises again for ‘regrettable’ actions despite Covid risk Labour councillor Tahir Malik attended an event in a back garden in Luton The Mayor of Luton said there was no excuse for breaching lockdown rules Cllr Malik said he was standing down … Read more Mayor of Luton stands down due to Covid-19 breach

WH Smith could axe 1,500 staff due to plunge in customers during pandemic

WH Smith is set to axe up to 1,500 jobs after a plunge in customers going into its stores during the coronavirus pandemic.  The high street retailer is the latest victim of Britain’s jobs bloodbath, with the number of workers facing redundancy as a result of the Covid crisis now above 100,000.  It comes as … Read more WH Smith could axe 1,500 staff due to plunge in customers during pandemic

Meet the women denied state pension payments who finally got their due

Scores of retired women have won back payments worth up to £17,000 after being short-changed on their state pension. The scandal involves married women, widows and divorcees who are entitled to a pension rate based on their husband’s National Insurance contributions. Analysis by former pensions minister Sir Steve Webb found that tens of thousands of … Read more Meet the women denied state pension payments who finally got their due