BOXING DAY SALES: Thousands of UK shoppers queue up from midnight

Newcastle – VIJAY SHAH via ED RILEY and Mail Online/Daily Mail Today sees the launch of special Boxing Day sales promotions on high streets and shopping centres across the United Kingdom, with thousands of keen bargain hunters said to be queuing up outside shops from midnight in some places, reports the newspaper Daily Mail. Ahead of an expected bumper day of GBP 4.75 billion flowing through the tills of Britain’s retailers, reports came in from Newcastle and Birmingham of massive queues in the dead of night, when most people would be sleeping off their Christmas roast dinners. In the northern … Continue reading BOXING DAY SALES: Thousands of UK shoppers queue up from midnight

EHI LIVE 2017: Two days left until leading healthcare event

Birmingham – VIJAY SHAH People in the world of healthcare technology are eagerly awaiting the arrival of ehi LIVE 2017 in just two day’s time, as the UK’s leading get-together for experts and users of digital healthcare gets ready at Hall 1 of the NEC Arena in Birmingham on the 31st October and 1st November 2017.   ehi LIVE, an event which aims to bridge the gap between medical technology, clinicians and their patients, is a yearly occurrence and is organised by international exhibitions agency Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions. ehi LIVE will look at key developments in the digital healthcare field, … Continue reading EHI LIVE 2017: Two days left until leading healthcare event

DUDLEY CAR ACCIDENT: Person killed in collision with car

Dudley/Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via Ace Breaking News/BBC A man has been killed after being struck by a car in the northern English town of Dudley, near Birmingham, the BBC’s Birmingham and Black Country news team has reported today. The pedestrian, who has not been formally identified as of current reports, was found lying injured in the road at the junction of Marriot Road and Cradley Road in the town’s Netherton district. Nearby passers-by attempted to administer first aid to the victim. Local ambulance personnel arrived at the scene, but the paramedic team were unable to save the man’s life, according to … Continue reading DUDLEY CAR ACCIDENT: Person killed in collision with car

EHI LIVE 2015: Data Standards and Governance Conference

As part of the its conference series being held at the NEC arena in Birmingham this November, e-health events organisation EHI is showcasing a special meeting on the subjects of data standards and governance in the British National Health Service, the company reported recently. The Data Standards and Governance Conference, which is being scheduled for the 3rd November 2015 at Birmingham’s NEC Hall 1, will examine the issues of developing guidelines and standards for information exchange within the NHS and other health providers. The NHS holds millions of patient records, research information, study results and other significant quantities of medical … Continue reading EHI LIVE 2015: Data Standards and Governance Conference

COPS AND WHEELS: British police forces eye up 207mph supercar

Criminals will soon be going to find it a lot harder to outrun the police in the United Kingdom as forces will be gearing up to receive the latest weapon in their crime-fighting arsenal – a police car that can reach speeds of 207 miles per hour. Police forces across the country have registered their interest in the McLaren Spider 12C, a high-powered sports car that can reach 60 miles per hour in zero to sixty seconds. Each one costs £240,000 and comes complete with the official police livery of blue and green checks. The Vauxhall Astra – widely used by urban police forces, this … Continue reading COPS AND WHEELS: British police forces eye up 207mph supercar

LOST IN THE POST?: Birmingham’s 23-year letter delay

While Royal Mail, the United Kingdom’s largest postal service, has a popularly notorious reputation for losing and delivering letters to wrong addresses, they are also sometimes credited as being very efficient and hard-working. But even big companies can make big mistakes… Waiting for a letter to arrive and finding out it has been delayed or lost in the post is a frustrating experience for thousands of residents in the U.K. every year. Spare a thought, however, for the recipients of a batch of letters posted in the Midlands that went missing for over two decades. The mail was put into … Continue reading LOST IN THE POST?: Birmingham’s 23-year letter delay