Concerns raised over Shell electric vehicle charging points powered by prepay meters

Concerns raised over Shell electric vehicle charging points powered by prepay meters

  Concerns have been raised as Shell opens the first electric vehicle charging points at its UK petrol stations even though a significant number of them are on pay-as-you-go meters.   Drivers in the UK will be able to recharge 80% of their battery in half an hour at forecourts in London, Surrey and Derby…

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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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IKEA launches a pre-destroyed furniture line for cats and dogs

IKEA launches a pre-destroyed furniture line for cats and dogs

  IKEA has just launched a new collection of pre-destroyed furniture designed exclusively for pets.   The Lurvig furniture range, which means “hairy” in Swedish, made its pilot launch in five countries at the start of October and was inspired by the IKEA Head Product Designer’s badly behaved pet collie ‘Hjalmar.’ IKEA Head Product Designer…

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eBay paid its 2016 corporation tax in selfie sticks

eBay paid its 2016 corporation tax in selfie sticks

  The UK arm of eBay paid its corporation tax last year in selfie sticks even though its US parent had total revenues from UK operations of $1.32bn (£1bn).   The company declined to confirm whether the selfie sticks in question were Bluetooth selfie sticks that are compatible with the i-phone 4, 5, 5s, 6…

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McDonalds to become a Chinese take away after the success of its Szechuan sauce

McDonalds to become a Chinese take away after the success of its Szechuan sauce

McDonalds has announced plans to turn itself into a Chinese take away chain after the recent success of its Szechuan sauce.   Despite being on sale for only a single day, no product relaunch has provoked an outpouring of such public emotion since Robin Thicke announced he was going back into the studio to record…

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Dove Soap advert claims Keira Knightley used to be Mr. T

Dove Soap advert claims Keira Knightley used to be Mr. T

  The latest advert for Dove soap makes the rather bold claim that actress Keira Knightley used to be Mr. T. before using the company’s product.   The advert shows Mr. T’s character B.A. Baracus, shooting at bad guys (and missing them of course), refusing to board a plane and pumping weights at the gym…

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