London 24 July 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49097776 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A congestion charge for London minicabs does not unfairly discriminate against black and ethnic minority (BAME) drivers, the High … [Read more...] about Minicab congestion charge challenge fails
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The first thing you see when you arrive at the airport in Birmingham, Alabama, is the face of Governor Kay Ivey. “Welcome to Birmingham,” the banner beside her smiling face reads, adding that Alabama is world-renowned for its natural beauty and its history. That may well be true, but as I arrive in the Yellowhammer State (so nicknamed for the woodpecker which populates much of the rural areas), Alabama is making headlines for a very different reason. In May, Governor Ivy signed into law a near-total abortion ban disingenuously named the Human Life Protection Act. This piece of legislation, even more restrictive than other bills which have recently made the news (notably the “foetal heartbeat bill” in the neighbouring state of Georgia, which bans abortions after a foetal heartbeat is detectable on an ultrasound), banned all abortion except when a mother faces a “serious health risk” that can only be solved by a termination. It … [Read more...] about The bible belt and repercussions of the abortion ban in Alabama
The Plymouth Live Happy List is back and better than ever before. The list is packed with inspirational people from our city who go above and beyond in their respected fields, or carry out random acts of kindness to spread cheer to others. There are so many people who deserve recognition and whilst it is impossible to name them all, we have pulled together a list of 119 inspirational, hardworking and kind people. From local mums, hair stylists, and charity workers, to multi-million pound business owners, Olympic athletes and war heroes - they embody everything that is great about our city - and they deserve to be celebrated. That's why today we have chosen to shine a light on all of those who we feel YOU need to know about. This list is in no particular order, because none of these remarkable people are more important than any other. Cuz Cussen Cuz Cussen has pulled in £100,563 through his annual live Rockfest music event since 2009. The event has actually been running … [Read more...] about Happy List 2019: 119 Plymouth people who make us proud
Will your Uber rating be docked if youdon’t tip? What side of the car should you sit on? Small talk or silence? Since Uber first began to allow users to check their ratings on the app in 2017, riders have harbored growing anxiety about how many stars their behavior in the back seat will earn them. Now those are being magnified by another new policy: Uber announced on Wednesday it would begin to ban passengers with consistently low ratings. Uber did not say how low a passenger’s rating will have to be for them to be removed from the platform. Drivers on the platform, for example, are required to maintain at least a 4.6 star rating on their most recent 100 trips to stay on the app. In the blogpost Uber announced that those with a “significantly below average rating” will be warned and given “several opportunities” to improve before losing access to Uber apps. The company encouraged riders to avoid “impolite” behavior like leaving trash in … [Read more...] about Uber to ban riders with low ratings: will you pass the test?
FIRST, CLOSE the blackout blinds in your bedroom. Eat dinner at 4pm, and do not eat or drink anything after 6pm. Put on your blue-light blocking glasses at 8pm. Set your bedroom temperature to 67ºF (19.4ºC) and your electric blanket to 69.8ºF (21ºC). At 8.45pm, meditate for five to ten minutes. Switch on your deep-wave sound machine. Put on your Oura sleep-tracking ring. You are now, finally, ready for slumber. This may all sound a bit over the top. But this is the “sleep hygiene” routine described in a recent blog post by Bryan Johnson, who sold his previous company to eBay for $800m and is now chief executive of Kernel, a startup developing brain-computer interfaces. He admits that his sleep routine has “decimated my social life”, and that his partner sleeps in a different room, but says all this trouble is worth it, because it has boosted his level of “deep sleep” by as much as 157%. He has bought Oura rings for all his … [Read more...] about Sleepless in Silicon Valley