Saturday, 19th June 2021

This Month's Magazine
Did you know that..?

Did you know that..?

A pick of useless but interesting newspaper´s extracts and topics, some even curious.

No-deal Brexit 'would see food run out within weeks'. Britain would run out of medicine, fuel and food within a fortnight if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal, according senior civil servants. Under a scenario drawn up for David Davis, the port of Dover would collapse "on day one" if Britain crashes out of the EU. An official said the scenario is so shocking that it has only been shared with a handful of ministers and is "locked in a safe". The Independent

'Holy grail' blood test could be cancer gamechanger. A blood test for 10 types of cancers could eventually allow doctors to screen for the disease before patients show symptoms. The liquid biopsy test screens for cancer by detecting traces of DNA released by cancer cells into blood. It is hoped the test, described as a "holy grail" by one expert, will become part of a "universal screening" to detect cancer in patients. Daily Telegraph

European Union is preparing for Brexit to be delayed. The European Union is preparingfor the possibility of Brexit being postponed, internal documents have shown. As talks with the UK appear unlikely to reach a conclusion by March, the European Council  paperwork shows that the bloc is planning what to do "in the event that the United Kingdom is still a member state of the union" after the deadline. The Times

Champagne no longer an expensive luxury. An £11 bottle of champagne from the budget supermarket Aldi has been named as one of the best in the world at this year’s prestigious Wine and Spirits Challenge. In total, Aldi’s wine range scooped 20 accolades at the competition. The Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut, which has won a series of awards at other wine contests, has reportedly boosted Aldi’s champagne sales, which rose by 40% in the past month alone. Daily Mail


New study says most constituencies now back Remain. More than 100 constituencies that voted to leave the EU have switched their support to Remain, according to new analysis. After modelling two YouGov polls of more than 15,000 people, the study  concluded that most seats now contain a majority of voters who want to stay in the European Union. Among them is Uxbridge and South Ruislip – the seat of Boris Johnson. The Observer

A fifth of youngsters spend seven hours a day online. Almost one-fifth of people aged 16 to 24 spend more than seven hours a day glued to their smartphones, new Ofcom data reveals. The study found that people in that age bracket are twice as likely to be online for what is equivalent to over two full 24-hour days a week. In contrast, just 1% of over 65s and only 6% of 55-64 year olds spend over 50 hours a week online. Daily Telegraph

Apple reaches the $1 trillion landmark. Apple has become the world's first public company to be worth $1 trillion (£767bn). The tech giant’s market value reached the landmark figure in New York when its shares closed at a new record high of $207.39. BBC

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