Famous and notorious, thrilling and titillating and outraging us.

  Greg Jenner, writes about a vibrant cast of ovr 125 actors, singers, dancers, sportspeople, freaks, ruffians in search of celebrity’s historic roots. Dead Famous is funny and fascinating exploration of both a bygone age and how we came to inhabit our modern, fame obsessed society. The scandalous Lord Byron, whose poetry sent female fans…

Cultish photo-sharing app fuelled jealousy, bullying

In 2010, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders who wanted to cultivate a community of photographers and artisans  released a photo-sharing app called Instagram, with one simple irresistible feature. It would make anything you captured through your phone look more beautiful. In less than two years it went mainstream and caught Facebook’s attention as…

Boris Johnson moved out of intensive care Unit

Boris Johnson has been moved from intensive care back to the ward at St Thomas Hospital, Downing Street has said. Mr> Johnson has spent three nights in a high dependency unit at St Thomas’ Hospital in London this week having being admitted from late Sunday due to contracting coronavirus. As soon as he was given…

Facebook in talks to buy stake in Jio

Facebook has been in talks to buy a stake in Mukesh Ambani’s digital operation Reliance Jio to try to expand its presence in the Indian digital market with a preliminary deal for a 10 per cent share. Google also has been engaging in talks with Reliance Jio, after Microsoft last year announced plans to work…

Johnson and Symonds engaged to be married and a baby on the way

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (55) and his partner Carrie Symonds (31) are engaged and are expecting a baby in early summer, announced by the couple. Ms. Symonds the youngest partner of a prime minister in 174 years, posted on her private Instagram account stated “Many of you already know but for my friends that still…

Twitter crosses $1bn in quarterly revenue

Twitter crossed $1bn in quarterly revenue for the first time in the final three months of 2019 shocking Wall Street estimates and sending Twitter stocks soaring by 18 per cent in early trading yesterday in New York. Mr. Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, insisted although he was planning to spend as much as six months…

Death of a whistleblwoer and hero

Dr. Li  Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who tried to warn about the coronavirus outbreak, has died after contracting the virus while treating patients in Wuhan, which has sparked public anger and grief in China. Last December he sent a message to fellow medics warning of a virus he thought looked like Sars – a global…

Women were not able to reach their full potential

  In the 1970s when social historian Jane Robinson was at high school, there were only four options for British girls to fill up the time between leaving education and getting marries – secretary, nurse, teacher, and hairdresser. Robinson who wanted to go to university despite discouraging career adviser saying “ a degree was no…

Way forward for 5G networks

A couple of months ago, the heads from 18 small British telecoms companies met at a London bank to discuss investment, strategy, and mergers. In the meeting, they were asked if they thought the Chinese could eavesdrop through back doors in Huawei equipment all 18 hands went up. One of the bankers then asked, if…