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A-level results 2018: Rise in top grades

A-level results 2018: Rise in top grades

In Wales, there have been improvements in students’ performance at the top grades, with 26.3% getting A* and A grades. It means Welsh results at the top end are now in line with the overall UK figure, after lagging behind ...

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Teen cellist wins new Breakthrough prize

Teen cellist wins new Breakthrough prize

But his profile received a boost when he played at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in May. A tale of two cellists Royal wedding cellist gets chart boost Inspiration, released in January, was recorded with the ...

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Lost gold ring found on carrot

Lost gold ring found on carrot

“I cut the greens off and scrubbed them, and I thought, ‘What’s that? Goodness, it’s my ring’.” She said even though the ring, with an amethyst stone in the centre, was covered in earth she recognised it immediately. You may ...

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Ticketmaster to close its resale sites

Ticketmaster to close its resale sites

Unlike the current system, you will only be allowed to charge the original price or less – though there will a 15% surcharge on every ticket to cover booking fees paid by the seller. Ticketmaster has also vowed to be ...

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Malicious fax leaves firms open to attack

Malicious fax leaves firms open to attack

Mr Balmas uncovered the security holes in the fax protocols with the help of colleague Eyal Itkin and said they were “surprised” by the extent to which fax was still used. “There seems to be a lot of organisations, government ...

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House of Fraser: Five things that went wrong

House of Fraser: Five things that went wrong

1. The internet New technology has had a disruptive influence on the High Street in general, with digital retailers such as Amazon dealing a savage blow to traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers. But House of Fraser was slow to grasp the extent ...

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How young and old would vote on Brexit now

How young and old would vote on Brexit now

A total of 82% of 18 to 24-year-olds with a voting preference say they would vote Remain in a second referendum, an average of polls conducted in the past three months suggests, while only 18% of this age group say ...

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Migrants found drifting in fishing boat

Migrants found drifting in fishing boat

A third British man, aged 20, was found on the quayside at Ramsgate and has also been arrested on “suspicion of facilitating a breach of the UK’s immigration laws”, the Home Office said.

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Friends is the UK’s top streaming show

Friends is the UK’s top streaming show

Although Netflix is pumping huge sums into its original programming – spending about $6.8bn (£5.3bn) this year alone – a show that ran from 1994-2004 has come out on top. The popularity of Friends probably has something to do with ...

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Man Utd stars’ university campus approved

Man Utd stars’ university campus approved

‘Excellent facility’ It will operate as part of Lancaster University. Councillor Daniel Bunting said: “This is going to be a truly excellent facility that will add to the area.” Trafford Council’s two Green Party members wanted to see the application ...

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