Scobie and Durand said in a press release: "Our mission has been motivated by a desire to tell an accurate version of their journey and finally present the truth of misreported stories that have become gospel simply because of the amount of times they have been repeated. … [Read more...] about When is the Meghan and Harry book Finding Freedom out in the UK?
Another analyst, Clive Black from Shore Capital, said the idea was also in the interests of landlords, who are facing an “existential threat” due to retailers going bust. … [Read more...] about Radical rent changes could save UK’s High Streets after lockdown
The entire subsequent history of mass media, as Tim Wu explains in his book The Attention Merchants, might be seen as a process of improving the efficiency with which the available supply of attention could be mined. Success accrued to those who discovered undiscovered seams of it (as when radio invaded the living-room, co-opting attention previously used for reading or conversation) or found ways to seize it more aggressively (as with the debut of colour newspapers). And a smartphone with Facebook or Twitter installed on it represents the apogee of this trend. It is a device designed to soak up the tiniest remaining pockets of attention – on the train, in the bathroom, in bed – while monitoring your every click and swipe, recording what you linger on or scroll past. Social media platforms use the vast quantities of data thus generated to ensure that you see exactly the kind of content that people like you can’t resist engaging with, presented in as compelling a … [Read more...] about How the news took over reality
“The highlight is the failure of the property market,” he said. “I would expect people from younger groups to be living in smaller homes than retirees. It’s important to tie this to the lack of social housing and the need to build more.” … [Read more...] about Covid-19 exposes stark generational UK housing divide, report says
At time of publication, approximately a third of positive tests were carried by commercial testers, so-called “pillar 2” testing. While these commercial test results are included in the UK-wide figure, data about these tests is not available at a regional or local level in England. Public health bodies for other UK nations follow different approaches so comparisons between areas in different parts of the UK may be problematic. Note also that historical data on daily cases is published by National Health Scotland by NHS health board, not by local authority. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus UK: are Covid-19 cases rising or falling near you?