PETROL prices have been pushed up in recent weeks following escalating tensions in the Middle East. But how will this affect costs at your local pumping station and when is it best to fill up? What is the price of petrol today? The average price of unleaded petrol in the UK has slipped down slightly to to 127.92p per litre. It's a welcome drop for consumers after last week's price of 128.61p per lite — the highest since July 2014. Diesel has also slipped to 131.98p per litre after recent rises brought it to 132.62p per lite last week. It is feared that the rising prices could prevent the slowing of inflation and increase pressure on consumers. Why has the price of petrol gone up? Tensions in the Middle East have caused petrol prices to go up, as the crude oil price has increased. But the RAC blames the rise on a "punitive combination" of higher crude oil prices and a weaker pound. The pound's weakness against the US dollar makes petrol more expensive as oil is traded in … [Read more...] about What is the petrol price today, why is the cost of fuel per litre rising and will it increase even further?
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Facebook is planning to make an "unsend" feature available to all users following the revelation messages from Mark Zuckerberg were being secretly deleted from people's inboxes. The social media giant said it was working on the change and expects it to be ready in several months. It comes after the company admitted it has been removing executives' messages from the inboxes of various people for several years - an option not currently available to its 2.2 billion other users. Read more Mark Zuckerberg announces new Facebook rules for political advertisers Facebook admits to deleting messages from people’s inboxes Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytia one year before Trump election "We will now be making a broader delete message feature available," a Facebook spokesperson told the TechCrunch website. "This may take some time. And until this feature is ready, we will no longer be deleting any executives’ … [Read more...] about Facebook planning ‘unsend’ feature for all users following revelation Mark Zuckerberg messages were being secretly deleted
To report corrections & clarifications, contact: Please indicate whether you're responding to content online or in the newspaper. The following corrections & clarifications have been published on stories produced by USA TODAY's newsroom: April 2018 News: A previous version of this story misstated Elliot Rodger's weapons. He used both a knife and a gun. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/31/masculinity-traditional-toxic-trump-mens-rights/99830694/ Video: A previous version of this video misstated the number of Americans living with unhealthful levels of pollution. https://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/33952141/8-of-americas-10-most-ozone-polluted-cities-are-in-this-state/ Opinion: Because of an editing error, a headline in an earlier version of this column incorrectly described Amy Wax's job status. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/04/20/black-students-law-school-amy-wax-column/510510002/ … [Read more...] about Corrections & Clarifications
The number of people seeking help to stop viewing images of child sexual abuse online has increased by 40 per cent, a charity has revealed. In 2017, 36,443 people in the UK contacted Stop it Now! through their website or helpline, compared to 26,089 who used the services in 2016. The majority of those used the website, run by child protection charity The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, which provides self-help resources, advice and support to those who want to address their online behaviour. Read more Children ‘abused every eight minutes’ in England and Wales While 34,192 people used the site, 2,251 called the anonymous Stop it Now helpline with concerns – either about their own behaviour online or that of a partner or family member. The figures rose in each country in the UK, with a 55 per cent increase in Scotland, a 41 per cent increase in England, 40 per cent in Northern Ireland and 20 per cent in Wales. In 2016, the … [Read more...] about Number of people seeking help to stop looking at child sex abuse images online increases 40%
You take your phone out of your pocket, probably not thinking about even doing so, look at it and immediately feel miserable – but there you'll stay, scrolling and scrolling, more and more miserable. Just a few minutes later you'll probably put it away and then do it all over again. And you'll repeat that cycle, every few minutes, over and over until you go to sleep – a sleep probably disturbed by the fact that you feel compelled to look at your phone when you wake up from it. None of this was inevitable. Technology wasn't supposed to make you miserable; it didn't have to be built around hijacking your attention, taking it hostage and selling it to the highest bidder. Indeed, it wasn't always this way. And it could easily stop being, according to Rohan Gunatillake, who – as well as creating mindfulness apps like Buddhify – speaks and writes on the application of techniques from meditation and mental wellbeing in technology. Gadgets and tech news in pictures … [Read more...] about Can you have a healthy relationship with your phone? Mindfulness could be the key to stopping technological misery