Chinas Youon expands into Europe as other bike startups backpedal worldwide

A little known Chinese bike company is riding into Europe as its peer Ofo has applied the brakes to its global expansion strategy in recent months. Youon, which gets by manufacturing public bikes for city governments across China, has formed a joint venture with UK-based bike-sharing startup Cycle.land, it says…

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TV show pays tribute to town’s ‘Mr Bloom’

Report End of Twitter post by @GWandShows The programme team tweeted: “[Harry’s] work with Loughborough in Bloom won the heart of the nation when he appeared on #GardenersWorld this week, and our thoughts are with his family and everyone who knew him…” Image caption Harry and Pat Cook’s house off…

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Met Office advice to stay out of sun

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA drone captured fields in north-west London looking dry and yellow-brown People are being urged to “stay out of the sun” for most of this week, as a heat health watch alert is issued by the Met Office. The level 3 or…

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Battle of Britain ace, 97, dies

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘We were all kids’: WWII pilot’s memories One of the last living Battle of Britain aces Tom “Ginger” Neil has died at the age of 97. Wing Commander Neil, who lived in Thwaite St Mary, near Bungay, flew more than 140 missions…

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‘What women wear on their feet is changing’

“The office downstairs would be like ‘are you okay? Is there a mouse?’. And we’d be like, ‘No! Rihanna’s worn our shoes!’” The 33-year-old, who founded her eponymous label in 2012 after studying at Camberwell College of Art, has since become one of the UK fashion industry’s brightest (and most…

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Tom Arnold Says He’s ‘Taking Trump Down’ With Michael Cohen’s Help

In this circus that we call our world today, Tom Arnold and President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen have joined up in an effort to “take down” the president. After the comedian tweeted a photo of himself and Cohen on Thursday with the caption, “I Love New York,” which…

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Micro pig predicts World Cup results

Image copyright Mercury Press Image caption Mystic Marcus ate 28 apples, with flags of each nation, and left four which it is claimed will make the semi-finals A pig with “special powers” has chosen the four nations that will reach the World Cup semi-finals – and England is not one…

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Celebrity funds from Jay Z, Will Smith and Robert Downey Jr. are backing a life insurance startup

Ethos, the company that bills itself as making life insurance accessible, affordable and simple, has officially come out of stealth with an $11.5 million investment led by one of the world’s top venture firms, Sequoia Capital, and additional participation from the family offices of Hollywood’s biggest stars and an NBA…

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All The Famous People Attending The Royal Wedding

Saturday’s royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attracted quite the celebrity crowd. Idris Elba, George and Amal Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, James Blunt and David and Victoria Beckham were among the dozens of famous faces spotted walking into St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England, for the ceremony: George and Amal Clooney…

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