Pub named after Sherlock author has changed its name to ‘The J.K. Rowling’

January 13, 2018

Some of us would love to raise a glass to the literary legend that is J.K. Rowling. But, lucky drinkers in Edinburgh can do one better now, after The Conan Doyle pub changed its name to The J. K. Rowling.  SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling just tweeted the sweetest reply to a struggling writer The pub’s original namesake Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born close to the pub’s…

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This is how not to handle a complaint about misogynist behaviour

January 10, 2018

Heads up, companies: when a woman makes a complaint about the misogynist behaviour of a male employee, take her seriously.  Sadly, this isn’t what happened when a woman complained to a UK train company about the dismissive and patronising conduct of one of their train conductors. Instead, her complaint was met with a snarky and completely tone deaf response.  SEE ALSO: Watch 11-year-old Meghan Markle protesting a sexist ad on…

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UK drone users get new guidelines as officials try to rein in airport incidents, privacy violations

July 23, 2017

Image: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Operating a drone in the UK just got a little tougher, and safer. On Saturday, the UK government posted new rules governing the use of drones weighing over 250 grams (about half a pound), with input from the Department for Transport, the Civil Aviation Authority, and the Military Aviation Authority. SEE ALSO: Scientists are creating drones that fly in sync with each other The guidelines state…

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London only approved Uber to stay legal for 4 more months

May 28, 2017

An April protest against Uber in London.Image: ANDY RAIN/EPA/REX/Shutterstock London isn’t totally sold on Uber. The city’s transportation authority, Transport for London, renewed Uber’s license Friday but only for four months. Uber’s current 5-year license, which it won in 2012, expires May 30. Uber wants another five-year agreement not a measly four-month extension. And Uber’s opponents aren’t thrilled about the short-term approval either. Uber has still not answered questions that…

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British Airways cancels almost all flights out of London after worldwide IT outage

May 28, 2017

British Airways faced a major IT outage and airport chaos on Saturday.Image: WILL OLIVER/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Technology isn’t going so well for British Airways. The airline suffered a major IT outage on Saturday and canceled all its flights leaving from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports before 6 p.m. local time. Outside of London, British Airways passengers faced extreme delays and were stuck on the tarmac for hours. “The terminals at Heathrow and…

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