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Renew Party candidates and members have been campaigning across London against the public service sell-off under Sadiq Khan.  London’s Metropolitan Police has lost 106 police stations and now has just 36 after selling off £1bn of property.  At the same time, 101 youth clubs have closed since 2011, adding pressure to the policing of street crime.  Budgetary pressures have been blamed for the closures. Renew Party Mayoral candidate, Kam Balayev, stated that, “The police are forced to sell off their assets to raise some funds.  This is shameful for a world capital like London.  We can afford to k...
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The mainstream media has lost contact with the real world and people are voting with their feet. Trust has plummeted to record lows and even The Sun is having to beg for readers. In this environment the world is ripe for alternative news sites and independent news platforms which can plug the gap.  Here are seven of the most exciting UK news sources, who are shaping the future of journalism.    Bureau of Investigative journalism  A non-profit news organisation based in London set up in 2010 to defend proper old fashioned independent news journalism. It works with other news organisations telli...
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LONDON (Bywire News)- The BBC has been criticised on social media after rewording prime minister Boris Johnson's highly controversial comments about letting "the bodies pile high in their thousands" to a completely different statement that sounds far less damaging. On Sunday, the Daily Mail alleged that the PM had made the "incendiary remark" that he would prefer to "let the bodies pile high in their thousands" rather than implement a third lockdown in the UK. Despite categorical denials from Downing Street throughout the course of Monday, the veracity of Johnson's alleged comments have been c...
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Late last night, the Daily Mail made explosive allegations that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he would "rather see bodies piled high in their thousands" than impose a third lockdown on the country.  Yet, it was just over a year ago that Boris Johnson was himself admitted to Intensive Care suffering with Coronavirus. After being placed on oxygen and recovering thanks to the hard work and dedication of the NHS staff who cared for him, the prime minister revealed that his condition was so grave that he believed he was on death's door. Following his recovery and subsequent discharge, ...
By Jan Schwartz and Christoph Steitz HAMBURG -Volkswagen is considering a change to its supervisory board that could lead to the replacement of Bernd Osterloh, the head of its powerful works council who clashed with CEO Herbert Diess last year, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Osterloh's departure, if confirmed, could weaken resistance to faster and more drastic restructuring at the German carmaker. Last year, the 64-year-old opposed an attempt by Diess to extend his contract as the CEO strives to cut costs and free up resources to i...
KYIV - Ukraine said on Thursday it was monitoring the situation in its eastern regions following reports that Russia had ordered its armed forces to return to their places of deployment after drills near the Ukrainian border. Asked about the reports of the Russian troop withdrawal, Ukraine's foreign ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko said: "We are monitoring the situation." RIA news agency said earlier on Thursday that Russia had ordered its top army command to begin returning troops to their permanent bases inside the country from Friday. ...
LONDON (Bywire News) An analysis of Block.one’s proposed staking model for EOS Public Blockchain suggests that stake-based voting and rewards will empower communities to continue innovating. The study, which was commissioned from consulting firm Prysm, will help Block.one facilitate a wider community led conversation on the future of the EOS Public blockchain’s development.  The proposal serves as a information source for the EOS community as they review the released code. Operated by a global network of token holders, Block.one has set the EOS Public Blockchain to be one of the highest perfor...
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BERLIN - Chipmaker Intel Corp confirmed on Wednesday that Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger will travel to Europe next week to meet with European Union officials and customers. Intel said last month that it will build a major new semiconductor factory - called a "fab" by industry officials - in Europe, with plans to announce a site within the next year. Intel did not specify which government officials Gelsinger would meet. (Reporting by Douglas Busvine in Berlin and Stephen Nellis in San Francisco)...
True Crime Mania, a study of people’s fascination with crime documentaries and unsolved mysteries, has analysed regional search data around the biggest show on TV at the moment to see who audiences suspect, and why. The study found that Season 6 Episode 5 of Line of Duty - which aired 18th April - is on track to see a massive 49% uptick in searches compared to the show’s previous high.  Prior to this series, the most-searched-for episode to date was Season 5 Episode 3: Code Zero, which boasts a respectable 8.6/10 star rating on IMDb and first aired in April 2019. Interest in the show could con...
LEEDS, England - An 87th-minute header from defender Diego Llorente gave Leeds United a 1-1 home draw with Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday after the home side staged a protest against the breakaway Super League prior to the kickoff. Leeds players came out for their warm-up wearing shirts emblazoned with the slogan "Earn It" under the Champions League logo -- a reference to the fact that the proposed 20-club Super League will have 15 permanent members with no relegation. The result left Liverpool sixth on 53 points from 32 games, one behind fifth-place...
Former Peruvian president Martín Vizcarra has been banned from holding public office for 10 years in a unanimous vote by the country's congress after he allegedly jumped the queue to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
ARK on Friday bought 187,078 shares of Coinbase, which debuted on the Nasdaq earlier this week, in a purchase worth nearly $64 million at the day’s closing price of $342. It sold 134,541 shares of Tesla, valued at $99.5 million at Friday's close. Tesla is still by far the firm's biggest position by value on its major funds. The funds added to were the flagship ARK Innovation fund, the Next Generation Internet ETF and the Fintech Innovation ETF. The Coinbase purchases add to the 341,186 shares purchased on Thursday and 749,205 purchased on Wednesday. ARK sold the Tesla shares from its flagship ...
Queen Elizabeth will bid a final farewell to Prince Philip, her husband of more than seven decades, at a ceremonial funeral on Saturday, with the nation set to fall silent to mark the passing of a pivotal figure in the British monarchy.
Handout image released by Buckingham Palace of a personal photograph of the Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh at the top of the Coyles of Muick, taken by The Countess of Wessex in 2003, obtained by Reuters on April 16, 2021. The Countess of Wessex via PA Wire/Handout via REUTERS
An electrical problem that led to dozens of Boeing 737 MAX jets being suspended from service has widened after engineers found similar grounding flaws elsewhere in the cockpit, industry sources said on Friday.
This year's festival features big-name speakers including famed economist Yanis Varoufakis, Labour MP and Tribes author David Lammy, and writer Maya Goodfellow. Other well-known figures featured at Festival of Debate 2021 include columnist and author Santham Sangera, former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett, former Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, veteran politician David Blunkett, and Jackie Weaver, the parish council clerk who went viral earlier this year, who will host a ‘Festival of Debate Does Question Time’ event. The festival also includes a diverse and exciting programme of community...
The European Union has agreed to impose sanctions on another 10 individuals linked to the Feb. 1 coup in Myanmar and to target two businesses run by the armed forces for the first time in protest at the military takeover, two diplomats said.
European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Forbes 30-under-30 alumnus and MishiPay founder Mustafa Khanwala has developed exciting new technology that enables customers to skip the checkouts by using their smartphone to scan and pay for goods, meaning you may never waste time in a shopping queue again. Scaleable, affordable, easily integrated into back-office systems and fully operational in as little as three weeks, MishiPay’s Scan & Go tech puts the purchasing power in the hands of the public to reinvigorate the High Street, eliminate the £280 billion cost of instore queueing and realise the previously unthinkable notion of shops...
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Leading retailers Flying Tiger Copenhagen and MUJI today announced they are launching App Clips alongside MishiPay’s mobile self-checkout solution. MishiPay's ‘Scan & Go’ technology enables in-store shoppers to use their own phone to scan and pay for their shopping, eliminating the need for them to waste time waiting in line at a checkout. Now, in order to create an even more streamlined consumer experience, Flying Tiger Copenhagen and MUJI have partnered with MishiPay to become amongst the first retailers in Europe to bring App Clips with Apple Pay to iPhone customers. Customers in MUJI s...
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By Emma Farge GENEVA - The head of the World Trade Organization said on Monday a meeting this week to tackle "glaring" inequity in COVID-19 vaccine allocation will be attended by major manufacturers and look at solutions such as firing up idle or under-used manufacturing plants in Africa and Asia. WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Nigerian minister and World Bank executive who took up the position last month, has vowed to "forget business as usual" at the ailing 25-year-old global trade watchdog and said her top priority was to address the COVID-19 pandemic.   [IMAGE_GALLERY_1...
Ukraine accused the Kremlin on Monday of ignoring its request for talks between the two countries' presidents over a build-up of Russian troops near its border, but Moscow said its soldiers were on its own territory, unlike U.S. forces in the region.
FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during a joint news conference with European Council President Charles Michel in Kyiv, Ukraine March 3, 2021. Sergey Dolzhenko/Pool/File Photo