Funny Cat Videos influenced the Brexit Vote?

It is the most important thing in the “free world” to uphold the democratic process but I need someone, who isn’t seeking cash or kudos to explain to me how data from Facebook can be used to influence certain voters? When answering MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sports committee the Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower,Continue reading “Funny Cat Videos influenced the Brexit Vote?”

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Stories on BBC News 1st December 2015

With the Syria Debate and Vote planned for Wednesday 2nd December, Michael Fallon, the Conservative Defence Secretary has stated, “UK already an IS target”. Ken Livingstone, co-chairman of Labour’s Defence Policy Review, states “Bombing doesn’t actually win you a war”. The Atom Bank, based in Durham, is offering App banking. Simon Gompertz looks at the rise in popularity of App Banking. Christmas Lights can affect your WiFi speed and the future for BT Openreach

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Riots in England -v- The Wit, Wisdom and Inspiration of John Lennon

The media reporting of the Riots in England this week made me feel like the world was drowning in negativity. Like a drowning woman I found myself searching for something to cling to. Everytime I picked up a paper, or tuned into the news on TV and Radio, I kept hearing the words “All weContinue reading “Riots in England -v- The Wit, Wisdom and Inspiration of John Lennon”

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The innovation of the BBC – keeping the lights on

So far the TV companies have not decided to resurrect my Grandma’s favourite programme the Good Old Days. Though considering some of the weekend offerings I wonder who will seize the opportunity to introduce a phone in programme along those lines? Vaudeville via Vodafone? The BBC, as it stands, continues to innovate with high qualityContinue reading “The innovation of the BBC – keeping the lights on”

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Society – Lady Eve Balfour

Society Lady Eve Balfour Lady Eve Balfour (Evelyn Barbara Balfour; 1899-1990) was a British farmer, educator, organic farming pioneer, and a founding figure in the organic movement. She was one of the first women to study agriculture at a UK university, graduating from the University of Reading. She began farming in 1920, in Haughley Green,Continue reading “Society – Lady Eve Balfour”

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Society – Kadambini Ganguly

Society Kadambini Ganguly 1861 – 3 October 1923 Kadambini Ganguly was one of the first female graduates of the British Empire and the first female physician of South Asia to be trained in European medicine. Early life The daughter of Brahmo reformer Braja Kishore Basu, she was born at Bhagalpur, Bihar in British India. TheContinue reading “Society – Kadambini Ganguly”

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Society – Frances Power Cobbe

Society For our final look back at women who have inspired us throughout history let’s look at the work of an Irish animal rights activist and women’s rights’ campaigner, Frances Power Cobbe; the first female physician from South East Asia to be trained in European medicine, Kadambini Ganguly; and the first British woman to studyContinue reading “Society – Frances Power Cobbe”

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