Stuck in a traffic jam just before Christmas 2016, Musk took to Twitter to declare ‘I am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging’, to create an alternative transport network deep underground in his home city of Los Angeles. … [Read more...] about Elon Musk is now richer than Warren Buffett as Tesla stock rockets 14% to an all-time high of $321billion and briefly becomes 10th largest US company by market value
Helen Ward, who runs Sirens Hair and Beauty Salon in Durham, told the Northern Echo: 'I think they have given us something to shut us up and give the impression that salons are open … If we can't do anything on the face, for me, there is no point opening. … [Read more...] about Nail bars, beauty salons and tattoo parlours finally reopen – but clients complain the only way to get their eyebrows trimmed is to visit a barber after facial treatments are banned
Cost of Irish Sea Brexit border – Northern Irish businesses must be compensated for the millions of pounds extra it will cost them to trade with firms on the island of Great Britain after Brexit is completed, a group of MPs have said. Checks and controls on all goods coming from the rest of the UK will be required, to avoid a border on the island on Ireland. Business leaders have warned some firms could collapse under the weight of costs that will not be faced by counterparts in Scotland, Wales or England. The Northern Ireland affairs select committee has recommended the government “reimburses business for any new costs incurred” and urgently clarifies any new administrative requirements. The government has said it will unveil what new controls will be mandatory in the coming weeks, but a leaked HM Revenue and Customs presentation to Northern Ireland businesses showed at least three layers of red tape would be imposed from January. … [Read more...] about Tuesday briefing: The Queen, the viceroy, her PM and the letters
According to a recent report published in the Lancet, the UK has the lowest rate of breastfeeding in the world, with only 1 in 200 women breastfeeding their children after they reach their first birthday. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommend just breast milk for six months, with breastfeeding to form part of a baby’s diet up to two years of age. … [Read more...] about Low UK breastfeeding rates down to social pressures over routine and sleep
"No matter what I think, Covid-19 will pass and human beings want to agglomerate, they want to be with people, they want to drink with people, have meals with people, they want to socialise - so I think its too early to tell. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How realistic is Crossrail opening next year?