booze
'Pioneering' Research Shows Binge Drinking = Violence

Cutting-edge research out of Cardiff University has today proved something that every kebab-shop proprieter has long known: that there's a correlation between binge drinking and violence. Read More >>

environment
Sellafield's Huge Nuclear Waste Dump Will Be Washed Away By Rising Sea Levels

Sellafield, the dumping ground for nuclear waste located near Cumbria on the Irish sea is "virtually certain" to be washed away by rising sea levels, a new report warns. The UK Environment Agency has admitted that constructing the Drigg Low-Level Waste Repository so near the coast was a mistake, and that one million cubic metres of nuclear waste will begin leaking into the ocean "a few hundred to a few thousand years from now." Read More >>

internet
Sky and TalkTalk Battle BT's Fibre Dominance With 1Gb FTTP Wire-up of York

Brave people of York! There is another way! As well as desperately checking your exchange data for news while BT rolls out its fibre broadband, Sky and TalkTalk are joining with CityFibre to bring a rival "ultra-fast" network to the city. Read More >>

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Google Glass Hits UK in Trial Medical Tests

Google's Glass system is being used in a small medical trial here in the UK, with researchers using the head-mounted gadget to help give sufferers of Parkinson's disease a little more freedom and some assistance with their day-to-day lives. Read More >>

money
Three Rules for Jobseekers Allowance Introduced to Deter Benefits Cheats

New measures are to be introduced by the government to make it more difficult for people to abuse the unemployment welfare system, with all those signing up to collect Jobseekers Allowance first requiring a good CV, working email address and registration with the official jobseekers website. Read More >>

internet
BT's Rural Broadband Plans Criticised by MPs for Lacking Useful Details

The complex plan to wire up the messier rural parts of the country have been criticised by a group of MPs again, who say that BT's failing to provide accurate future coverage and speed data and also accuse it of altering plans to freeze out the competition. Read More >>

military
Britain's Only Surviving WWII Submarine Has Been Turned Into This Awesome Living Museum

HMS Alliance, Britain's only surviving WWII-era submarine, has undergone a full modernisation to turn the old gal into a living museum, ready for the public to run amok in from this Thursday. Read More >>

transport
Network Rail Pumping £38bn into Normal-Speed Train Line Revamp

The existing regular-speed rail network is set for a large overhaul, thanks to Network Rail committing a huge £38bn on refreshing stations, track upgrades, more electrification and even the reopening of some stretches of line that were axed during the rail apocalypse of the 1960s. Read More >>

internet
UK Should Embrace E-Voting, So the Kids Can Endorse Nigel Farage Without Leaving the House

The Electoral Commission has suggested that the UK ought to embrace full electronic voting like we're some sort of forward-thinking democracy instead of a lethargic old Shire horse that's ready for death, claiming that a move to a radical online voting option may stop voter turnout figures dwindling ever lower. Read More >>

factmodo
18 Things You Didn't Know About UK Coins

The Royal Mint has jumped on the retro design bandwagon and designed a new £1 coin which apparently resembles a threepenny bit. If you grew up post-decimalisation and had to google this mysterious coin, then maybe you need to brush up on the numismatic history, starting here with 18 facts which will have you hunting down the back of your sofa in no time. Read More >>

cities
Bristol Beats Loudmouth London to Win "Best" UK City Title

The Sunday Times has pulled together a seemingly arbitrary list of reasons why living in a particular urban spot might make you happy, deciding that the evidence points to Bristol as being the finest city in the UK. Read More >>

money
More Secure 12-Sided £1 Coin Shown Off to Distract Us From Budget Day

Ahead of today's budget, Chancellor George Osborne dipped into his pocket and displayed a new 12-sided £1 coin, the coin's first redesign in 30 years. The reasoning behind this costly move? It's less-easy prey for counterfeiters, supposedly. Read More >>

tv
Disney Channel Making its First UK Live Action TV in Cheshire Country Pile

The Disney Channel has employed Hollyoaks producer Lime Pictures to create its first live action show in the UK, with Evermoor set to be filmed at Arley Hall in Warrington. Shooting begins in April, with the nationality of the actor playing the key star of the trans-Atlantic production yet to be decided. Read More >>

networks
EE Crushes Vodafone in UK Mobile Network Speed and Reliability Tests

Mobile analyst Rootmetrics has been criss-crossing the country carrying out speed tests, sending texts and the like, coming to the conclusion that upstart network EE offers the best general connectivity in terms of speed and performance across the UK. Read More >>

battlemodo
The Best VPN Service to Hide Behind

Virtual Private Networks are one of the handiest bits of networking wizadry out there, allowing you to use public Wi-Fi with immunity, catch up on Call the Midwife whilst overseas, or even get around your work's anti-Giz filters. However, not all are created equal, so we've rounded up the best of the internet's many VPN offerings for your delectation. Read More >>

booze
Cost of a Pint Explodes by 1,948 Per Cent Over 40 years

The price we pay for a pint has risen faster than house prices in the UK, with the cost of an average 0.568 of a litre of beer rising by 1,948 per cent since 1973. If you'd bought a pint back then and kept it in the fridge, you'd be a millionaire by now. Read More >>

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