Virtual reality therapy trial to be rolled out across UK

Virtual reality therapy trial to be rolled out across UK

Image caption The trial has been hailed a success in Aberdeen A pioneering virtual reality therapy trialled at a neurological care centre in Aberdeen is to be rolled out across the UK, BBC Scotland has learned. The charity Sue Ryder said there is evidence that the immersive technology can reduce blood pressure and pain levels […]

Fifth of UK high street retailers aim to cut staff in next three months

Fifth of UK high street retailers aim to cut staff in next three months

Nearly a fifth of British retailers are planning to cut the number of people they employ in the next three months as the high street continues to suffer from rising costs and a shift to buying online. The number of people employed in the retail sector, the UK’s biggest employer, has already dropped nearly 3% […]

Heatwave UK WARNING: Nine signs you need to call 999 immediately

Heatwave UK WARNING: Nine signs you need to call 999 immediately

The heatwave in the UK has caused a level three heat health watch alert for much of the east and south-east of England. This means you should stay tuned to the weather forecast, plan your travel and check the forecast at your destination, and do what you can to keep cool at home. Alongside the […]

Contingencies planned to secure UK food supply in case of no-deal Brexit

Contingencies planned to secure UK food supply in case of no-deal Brexit

Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has admitted that the government will have to take steps to ensure that there are adequate food supplies for Britain to cover the eventuality of a no-deal departure from the European Union. In testimony to the Brexit select committee on Tuesday, the minister dismissed claims that the government was stockpiling provisions. […]

Why is Ofo abandoning small UK cities? It's money, not vandalism

Why is Ofo abandoning small UK cities? It's money, not vandalism

On January 9, when Ofo announced it was launching in Sheffield, it lauded the city as its “largest and fastest” UK launch yet, with 1,000 dockless shareable bikes set to be placed on the city’s hilly streets. Yet just six months later, Ofo decided to withdraw from Sheffield and a handful of other cities around […]

The UK wants to bring fiber broadband to every home by 2033

The UK wants to bring fiber broadband to every home by 2033

UK officials have pledged to meet a new goal to raise broadband speeds. By the year 2033, they promise to bring fiber broadband to every home in the UK. At the halfway point in 2025, fiber, which is faster than copper, will be available in 15 million households, the government claims. Fiber connections are more […]

DVLA asks UK drivers to retake eye test

DVLA asks UK drivers to retake eye test

Image copyright Getty Images UK drivers are being urged to test their eyesight after a DVLA survey suggested 50% of motorists were not aware of the minimum standards needed for a licence. Drivers must be able to read a number plate from 20m (65ft) away. But the agency’s survey found only half of drivers knew […]

UK Brexit Chief Says Government Must Prepare for No Deal

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Pixie Lott's finalist Daniel crowned the winner of The Voice Kids UK

Pixie Lott's finalist Daniel crowned the winner of The Voice Kids UK

Pixie Lott’s finalist, Daniel, has won The Voice Kids UK (Ian West/PA) Pixie Lott’s finalist Daniel crowned the winner of The Voice Kids UK Independent.ie Daniel has been crowned the winner of The Voice Kids UK. https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/pixie-lotts-finalist-daniel-crowned-the-winner-of-the-voice-kids-uk-37141495.html https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/article37141492.ece/fae13/AUTOCROP/h342/ipanews_5aed806a-63fa-4e47-943a-eb7c5f57a819_1 Email Daniel has been crowned the winner of The Voice Kids UK. He saw off competition from Lilia, […]

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