transport
New Scottish Bridge Could Last 150 Years. Although it Still Cost £1.5bn

The Queensferry Crossing is finally opening on August 30th, after six years of construction work. The £1.5bn Scottish bridge will be open to traffic from Wednesday onwards, and runs from South Queensferry (near Edinburgh) to the other side of the river Forth – a distance of 1.7 miles (2.7km). Seeing as it cost a fair chunk of change, local residents will be glad to know its technical director reckons the bridge could still be operating in 150 years. Read More >>

cars
The Government Plans to Ban All New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans by 2040

The days of the good old trusty internal combustion engine, which revolutionised transportation but also maybe helped usher in a looming environmental apocalypse, may be numbered. Read More >>

drones
UK Government Says All Drones Will Now Need to Be Registered

The government of the UK said on Saturday all drones larger than 250 grams will need to be registered with the Department of Transport following a report by aviation authorities drones as small as 400 grams could damage helicopter windshields. Drone owners will also be required to pass a “safety awareness test” demonstrating they understand UK rules on safety and privacy. Read More >>

amazon
Amazon UK Might Soon Sell You a Car

Rumour has it that Amazon's UK division might be about to start selling cars online, as a trial of the service in the Italian market hasn't put it off the idea. Read More >>

drugs
Cannabis Should be Legalised and Only Sold Online to Kill Off the Dealers

A think-tank, or just some men having ideas on a chain email, has come up with an idea that could make cannabis legalisation more palatable to the UK -- selling it online. But only online, so it comes neatly in packages through the letterbox and there's no more worry about getting mugged at knifepoint for your phone by a dealer in the Iceland car park. Read More >>

shopping
Clothes Shops Out, Vaping Dens In

Stats on the state of the UK high street show that it's gradually changing from being all about New Look to instead being where you go to buy vape refills and coffee, with the 5,430 nationwide shop closures of 2016 replaced by 4,534 newer businesses -- a loss of 896 shops across the country. Read More >>

money
We’re Getting Some Coloured-in Coins

An updated set of  Beatrix Potter 50p pieces is launching in the UK later this year, and in a bonkers first for our historic coinage some of them are being coloured in. It's enough to make you embrace the euro. Read More >>

weather
The Weather In The UK Is Good And We’re Not Sure What To Do

What's that big yellow sky-ball? Why is everything... sort of like when it's cold, but way more pleasant? Why can I feel my toes? What is happening? Read More >>

robots
Men are More likely to Lose Their Jobs to Robots

Some people, probably men, have been thinking about how robots and AI and the general trend of automation will affect the UK job market, finding that as many as 10 million jobs might go off to robotic methods within 15 years. So those shiny metal arseholes had better start paying their taxes. Read More >>

brexit
Brexit Has Now Ruined Beer As Well

In its relentless campaign to make us realise what a bad idea it was to back out of the EU, Brexit has now resulted in Tesco scrapping no less than 31 beer and cider brands because of Leave-prompted price hikes. Read More >>

brexit
The Government Has Picked Galaxy S8 Day To Kickstart Brexit

The government has just announced that Theresa May will trigger Article 50 next Wednesday, the 29th of March, which will swing the UK's exit from the EU into action. Read More >>

brexit
Another Tech Company Ignores Brexit And Opens Shop In The UK

Smart home company Tado announced today that, like Snapchat, it's ignoring the spectre of Brexit and has opened a new office in the UK regardless. The Munich-based firm, who make the popular Tado smart thermostat, brought in directors from Philips Hue and Oracle to run the new London office, which will also include a smart home showroom. Read More >>

samsung
Carphone Warehouse Opens the Door to Samsung Galaxy S8 UK Preorders

If, like us, you're jumping up and down waiting to see what the Samsung Galaxy S8 has to offer, you'll be pleased to know that Carphone Warehouse has already opened pre-registration for the new phone. Read More >>

pollution
UK Beaches Are Covered In Nurdles

Nearly three-quarters of UK beaches are bestrewn with nurdles, it turns out. Read More >>

uber
UberEats Arrives in Second UK City: Manchester

UberEats, the cab app's answer to Deliveroo, has arrived in Manchester - its second UK city after London, and its third global city called Manchester (it's already in Manchesters New Hampshire and Connecticut). Read More >>