Tag Archives: UK

UK Broadband: Promises, Promises.

Just six areas in the UK will soon be trying out broadband technology that provides data at speeds approaching that found in the rest of the world. The first to benefit from this are businesses, schools and hospitals as they … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Speakers – Australia & UK

Ever heard of Bronwyn Bishop? She was working as the Speaker in the Australian Parliament. You could think of her as the Australian equivalent to our John Bercow. Now poor Bronwyn went and got herself caught up in an expenses scandal. … Continue reading

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The “Pisa Tests” or is it the Pizza Tests?

This mammoth, three-yearly exercise, will produce international education rankings for more than 60 countries and dozens of regional administrations, based on tests in reading, maths and science taken by more than 500,000 15-year-olds. So the area of study is pretty … Continue reading

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Snooping In Times Of Austerity Has Its Problems

A lack of specialist equipment means that surveillance of the plebs is not always as covert as Cameron would like.

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We Dare To Publish The List Of Names

These are the most popular baby names registered in the UK during 2011. What did you expect?

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