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Recently, Twitter was flooded with a 5x6 grid of green, white, and yellow squares. The reason behind that is a daily online game called Wordle which has now been sold to The New York Times.
What is Wordle?
It is a daily game where the user has to guess a five-letter word in six attempts. The letters are spaced out in a grid, and each letter attempted gets marked either in grey, yellow or green. Green letters are part of the final word and in the right place. If they’re yellow, they’re in the final word but in the wrong place and grey letters are not a part of the final word.
The game grants users the ability to share their grid after guessing the word correctly. The grid is made of emojis without any letters. Since it’s the same word for everybody, it is engag
(Photo: Ellie East)
Many people within the creative industry have been affected by financial hardship due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As a result of this, people are looking for new and creative ways to support themselves.
With the introduction of the furlough scheme in March, the government has made an effort to ensure workers do not go without. This however, has been a far cry from the the harsh realities faced by people working within the music industry.
With little hope and not much to rely on, music professional Ellie East, 21, and her partner started a small music business - Tracks from Scratch. The business aims to produce affordable live instrumentals made from scratch for singers who aren’t able to use or pay for expensive beats from YouTube. For Ellie, the lockdown ha
While many restaurants and eateries remain closed following government guidelines, some outdoor food markets offer London foodies a bounty of good food, keeping you eating well and remaining safe during lockdown.
Maltby Street Market stays open during lockdown. (Photo by Hai Anh Vu)
As Coronavirus still rampages throughout Europe, and the United Kingdom recommences with a secondary lockdown, the concern for most communities in London is where and how to enjoy leisure activities within the government guidelines.
The customers who arrive to Maltby Street Market in Bermondsey, London, are present not only to pursue light outdoor exercise during the weekend, but also to enjoy delicious meals that are provided by their local eateries. Even during lockdown, street food pur...
With the rise of electronic payments across the UK and fewer people each month carrying cash on their person, public engagement with the homeless is lowest than it has ever been. Can contactless pay bring back the recognition Big Issue vendors are rapidly losing?
The Big Issue has announced it will be trialling contactless payment systems in an effort to boost the income of its homeless vendors and mitigate the effects of a public consciousness that may be shifting away from the importance of giving to the homeless.
The current affairs magazine has partnered with technology company iZettle for an 8-week trial across London, Bath, Birmingham, Bristol and Nottingham. If the plans are successful, they will be rolled out across the country.
Buyers of the Big Issue will no longer ...
Staff working for the fashion brand, Ted Baker, have called an online petition to end the alleged harassment by the chief executive, Ray Kelvin, 62.
They argue that inappropriate behaviours such as “forced hugging” have become the workplace culture and human resources office left the harassment unchallenged.
The petition has been signed by more than 2,500 people, and everyone can sign it freely even if they work for other companies. As a result of that, shares in Ted Baker hit three-year low, falling almost 15 per cent by noon today.
“The owner regularly makes sexual innuendos at staff,” the petition claimed.
In response to this, the company said that “Ray greets many people he meets with a hug” and the practice was “absolutely not insisted upon.”
Ted Baker also add
Three investors are rumoured to acquire Tata steel plants in Scunthorpe, securing jobs and revitalising the sector, according to the International Business Times.
On Sunday, the Telegraph reported that Tata was neared to a deal to cede the plants. The falling in prices of steel over last few years forced the firm to cut jobs in Scunthorpe.
According to IBTimes, Greybull, which rescued Monarch airlines last year, and Endless, owner of Crown Paints, are in tightened talk to acquire Tata presumably before Christmas or at the beginning of 2016.
Earlier on Monday, speculations arose over the possible involvement of other two firms in the acquisition of Tata. However, the identity stayed mysterious for both.
"All we know now," said Tony Gosling, steelworkers at Tata and trade u...