14th century crackdown on wage increases leads to the 1381 English Peasant Revolt

14th century crackdown on wage increases leads to the 1381 English Peasant Revolt

At the beginning of the 14th century, most people in England worked in the countryside as part of an economy that fed the nation’s towns and cities and supported an extensive international trade system. Production was generally organised around manors, which were controlled by local lords, the gentry and the Church and governed through a…

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Aston Martin luxury apartments to be fitted with heated rear windows

Aston Martin luxury apartments to be fitted with heated rear windows

  Aston Martin has announced that its proposed luxury apartment development will feature housing units that come fitted with heated rear windows.   The carmaker is teaming up with a property developer to offer luxury high-rise apartments, but property experts remain sceptical about the plan due to the lack of living space available inside an…

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Tesco to sell brown bananas and roadkill in a bid to reduce food waste

Tesco to sell brown bananas and roadkill in a bid to reduce food waste

  Tesco has announced it will start selling brown bananas and roadkill as part of its plans to cut food waste.   The supermarket chain says the brown bananas are “perfectly ripe” and will be just as sweet as yellow-coloured ones, the only difference will be that customers should avoid eating the mouldy bits as…

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Piccadilly Circus billboard may be used as emergency lighting if the sun doesn’t work

Piccadilly Circus billboard may be used as emergency lighting if the sun doesn’t work

The iconic electronic billboards in London’s Piccadilly Circus could be used as emergency lighting in the event of a failure of the sun according to scientists.   Renovation work has converted the famous illuminated advertising boards into one ultra-high definition curved screen that now has the same luminosity as a supermoon. Westminster City Council’s Head…

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New Zealand’s beer drinkers face mass starvation due to national crisp shortage

New Zealand’s beer drinkers face mass starvation due to national crisp shortage

  New Zealand’s beer drinkers face mass starvation as a result of the crisp shortage known as the “Chipocalypse”.   Up to a third of the country’s potato crop has been destroyed by persistent wet weather, meaning the majority of the islands’ hardened beer drinkers face the prospect of having to go home to eat…

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Marks and Spencer will peg the price of Percy Pigs to the value of Bitcoin

Marks and Spencer will peg the price of Percy Pigs to the value of Bitcoin

  Marks and Spencer has announced it will peg the price of Percy Pig sweets to the value of bitcoin in a bid to thwart the negative effects of Brexit on supplies.   A 170g bag of the famous sweets now costs £1.65, up from £1.50 and the retailer says that much like the adoption…

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The Sex Pistols cause outrage after swearing on live TV

The Sex Pistols cause outrage after swearing on live TV

Have you ever sworn in a meeting at work as a result of a colleague goading you to say something controversial that resulted in national outrage? If you have, you’re not alone. Notorious punk rock group The Sex Pistols caused uproar in 1976 when they appeared on the prime time TV show Today with host…

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Accident Report Book – Road Construction Worker

Accident Report Book – Road Construction Worker

1.    About the person who had the accident: Name: Bill Jones Address: 23 Sycamore Lane, Barnsley, South Yorkshire Postcode: S71 2JH Occupation: Road Construction Operative 2.    About you the person filling in this record: Complete if you did not have the accident: Name: Dave Smith Address: 67 Stocks Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire Postcode: S75 6YJ…

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W1nners Club Problem Page – My colleagues think i’m tight fisted

W1nners Club Problem Page – My colleagues think i’m tight fisted

  Dear Darcus, My colleagues at work think I’m tight fisted. They may have a point in that I refuse to buy umbrellas to protect me from the rain and instead I use a 5p carrier bag to protect my head from the bad weather (it’s the same carrier bag I use for shopping B.T.W.)…

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A history of how it became possible to play Candy Crush on the daily commute: Part 1

A history of how it became possible to play Candy Crush on the daily commute: Part 1

Video games weren’t always the hi-tech, super-immersive entertainment form they are today. Back when The W1nners’ Club was nothing more than a twinkle in its father’s eye, people had to connect bulky wooden games consoles to their black and white television sets just to be able to indulge in any form of interactive entertainment. As…

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