United Kingdom Articles

Social Media Libel Cases on the Rise in the U.K.

By Sarah Klein Be mindful of what you tweet, you may end up in court. According to new data released from UK-based law firm Sweet and Maxwell, the number of social media-related libel cases is on the rise. While still low, the number of cases in the UK jumped from...

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Can You Really Be Bored to Death? Researchers Think So

By Tyler Sutherland The expression 'bored to death' is no longer just a saying, according to researchers in London. New information to be published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in April suggests there is a link between how bored you are, and how early...

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U.K. Man Threatens to Blow Up Airport on Twitter

By Tyler Sutherland Here's what not to do on Twitter: A 26-year-old man in England, frustrated with airline delays, took to Twitter to vent his frustration. Paul Chambers tweeted from the Robin Hood airport near Doncaster, "Robin Hood airport is closed. You've got a...

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More Newsrooms Using Twitter for Daily News Gathering

It's a technology that makes gathering news for reporters and journalists much easier than just a few short years ago. Twitter -- the microblogging platform that gives you up to 140 characters to "tweet" what you have to say -- is becoming standard in at least one...

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World’s Oldest Twitter User Turns 104

You can find some interesting people to follow on Twitter these days, but one user is gaining thousands of followers just because of her age. Ivy Bean (@IvyBean104) is 104-years-old and joined the popular social networking site just last year. Bean, who resides in...

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Graphic Imagery Hoping to Deter Texting while Driving

By Brian Schultz Talking on your cell phone while behind the wheel is banned in Manitoba, although it isn't being enforced yet. An even bigger danger according to some experts, is text messaging while driving. A powerful PSA in the U.K. is making the rounds that shows...

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One Surveillance Camera for Every 14 People

By Tyler Sutherland Earlier this month we told you about Britain's plans to place surveillance cameras in the homes of select residents. Now it's been revealed that Britain has more CCTV cameras than communist China. It's true -- there are 4.2 million closed circuit...

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British Troops Ordered to Use Social Media

British Troops Ordered to Use Social Media

Last week, U.S. Marines were banned from using any social networking site, including Twitter. In a major contrast to those events, Britain’s Ministry of Defence has encouraged all of its troops to tweet, blog and upload photos to Facebook. Just one rule: Use common...

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Britain Government is the Real Big Brother

By Tyler Sutherland Britain is spending $668 million to install surveillance cameras in private homes of its citizens. The idea is to monitor antisocial and troubled families, as well as to make sure children are doing their homework, going to bed early and eating...

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Toxic Sofas Causing Burns, Cancer in U.K.

By Brian Schultz You've heard of all the different chemicals and toxins that can possibly increase your risk of getting cancer, but how about your own furniture? People living in the United Kingdom claim to have received burns from specific sofas that later triggered...

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U.K. Website Praises Winnipeg’s Theatre Scene

U.K. Website Praises Winnipeg’s Theatre Scene

One of the U.K.'s biggest websites is taking notice of Winnipeg as a popular choice for theatre and music. Guardian.co.uk posted an article Tuesday that praised Winnipeg as being a theatrical hotbed. Winnipeg is known internationally for a few things: it's the...

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Fighting Litter with Wrapper Labeling

By Brian Schultz A British store owner has come up with a new way to curb litter in her village and has already seen a 40 percent drop. Yvonne Froud, 52, said she uses a black permanent marker to write the names of buyers on candy wrappers, bags of chips and beverage...

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