Not The Royal Wedding #6: Couples Are Turning Their Backs On Traditional Gift Lists

With more couples choosing to live together before they get married, the traditional wedding gift list is often redundant. The average UK wedding nowcosts more than £27,000, so who wants an extra toaster, new kettle or spare bread-maker when wh


Scottish doctors' leader warns health service 'deteriorating'

The chairman of BMA Scotland said patients are suffering due to funding not keeping up with demand.


"Blended Finance" -- Lipstick On The Public-Private Partnership Pig?

Financial firms are pushing joint public-private financing for infrastructure around the world. Critics say it is more expensive than public funding and contrary to blended finance advocates does not improve project selection or design.


Chinese Banks Find Another Funding Wheeze

Pressure from regulators means it’s been getting harder for banks in China to get enough money. What to do? Banks’ role in China’s debt-fueled economy remains vital. If they can’t obtain enough cash to fund ever-expanding loan books, growth will s


US: Arizona teachers vote for first-ever statewide strike

The vote to strike comes amid a growing movement of educators demanding better pay and increased funding for US schools.


Status Incubate Is A New Accelerator For Blockchain Startups

Status Incubate wants to enrich the decentralized ecosystem by providiing early-stage decentralized startups with funding, talent, and expertise.

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Arizona Teachers Vote for the First-Ever Statewide Walkout to Demand Increased Funding

Arizona teachers voted to walk off the job to demand better school funding. The strike builds on a movement for higher pay in other states


NT says it cannot afford all of juvenile detention royal commission's reforms

Territory government commits $229m over five years but wants federal contribution as well• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon The Northern Territory government has announced more than $229m in funding to enact the recommen


California National Guard 'to get federal funding' despite Trump's claim to the contrary

After initially lauding California for seeking to deploy National Guard personnel, Donald Trump has blasted the state for imposing limitations


The social care postcode lottery - how where you live could decide if you get NHS funding

Patients are facing a social care postcode lottery with some people being denied access to NHS funding, a watchdog has claimed.


A security guy at JPMorgan spied on employees emails and phone calls using the secretive software tool Palantir

A security expert hired by JPMorgan used software by Palantir to conduct an extensive spying program on the bank's staffers and executives, according to a Bloomberg report. Palantir has raised billions in funding from investors in the private markets, but


Discord Valued At $1.65 Billion In New Funding Round

Discord, the chatting tool for PC and mobile gamers, is set to double its valuation to well over $1 billion in a new funding round.

United States

Memphis 'punished' for removing Confederate statues

Tennessee lawmakers stripped the city of funding as retaliation for the controversial statues' removal.


Crypto-collectibles and Kitties marketplace Rare Bits raises $6M

Rare Bits wants to be eBay for the blockchain, where you buy, sell and trade non-fungible crypto-goods. After CryptoKitties raised $12 million from Andreessen Horowitz last month for its digital collectibles game, there’s been an explosion of inter


3D printing marketplace Shapeways raises a $30 million Series E

Investors, it seems, aren’t entirely soured on the world of 3D printing. The technology is still making progress in the enterprise sector, and Shapeways is certainly continuing to make a case for it in the world of online marketplaces. This morning, the

Northern Ireland

Open House Festival transfer deal for Bangor courthouse

More than £100,000 in funding secured for the first phase of redevelopment of Bangor courthouse.


UK MPs announce cross-party inquiry into school funding

Plan suggests MPs are unhappy with way issue has slipped down Downing Street’s agendaMPs are in danger of starting a turf war with the Department for Education, after the education select committee announced a wide-ranging inquiry into funding for schoo


A start-up that aims to discover new drugs for incurable illnesses is now worth $2 billion after funding

BenevolentAI said the latest round of funding will help it scale drug development and its AI platform.


Yemisi Adegoke: Why many Nigerians give 10% of their pay to the church

Many Nigerian Christians believe it is compulsory to give 10% of their income to the church. But some say this means poor people are funding the extravagant lifestyles of charismatic preachers.


Mother of Moira Jones backs funding for murder victims' families

New funding to improve support for crime victims and their families is backed by the mother of Moira Jones.


Skateboarding is coming to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - but Great Britain may not have a team

A cash crisis has left the governing body of the sport, which has an estimated 530,000 UK participants, without funding

United States

A new satellite project to livestream the Earth says it's backed by SoftBank, Airbus and Bill Gates

A company called EarthNow plans to use satellites to provide "live and unfiltered" footage of almost anywhere on earth.


Atlanta-Based Stord Raises $2.4 Million For Warehouses On-Demand

While most of his 21-year-old peers were finishing up their junior year of college, Sean Henry was working on another milestone: closing a freshman round of funding.

United Kingdom

Government announces £5.5m boost to end modern slavery in Commonwealth

Forced labour and trafficking affects more than 40 million people across the world, ministers say


German gov't to seek public funding cut for far-right party

The German government says it wants to cut off public funding for a far-right party that authorities tried unsuccessfully to ban.


Funding Societies, a Southeast Asian lending platform, gets $25M Series B led by Softbank Ventures Korea

Funding Societies, a peer-to-peer lending platform in Southeast Asia, said today that it has raised a $25 million Series B led by Softbank Ventures Korea, the Japanese tech conglomerate’s early-stage venture capital unit. The round included returning in


Here’s what you’ll learn at Atrium’s fundraising workshop

Justin Kan is qualified to teach you how to pitch, and isn’t shy about it. Having raised about $90 million for a few companies and sold his startup Twitch to Amazon for almost a billion dollars, not being shy is actually part of what Kan teaches. Hi

United States

Debt could dissuade students, hurt US economy, says Fed official

Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker said rising debt levels could dissuade students from pursuing higher education, buying homes and funding other investments.

Rugby Union

Cornish Pirates given green light to build new Stadium for Cornwall as council approves £3m funding request

As long as the government fulfils its pledge to match the local council's funding and a final business plan is approved, work will begin on the new stadium next year


Drift raises $60 million to be an Amazon for businesses

When you’re raising venture capital, it helps if you’ve had “exits.” In other words, if your company has been acquired or you’ve taken one public, investors are more inclined to take a bet on anything you do. Boston -based se

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