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Dogs at Risk in Surrey
News

Dogs at Risk in Surrey

Locals to the Englefield Green area have been warned to be extra vigilant of their dogs after several cases of potential dognapping have been reported. Cases started being compiled mid-April when an increasing amount of reports were taken from local residents saying strangers had been paying particular attention to their pets or had been caught attempting to lure them away from their owners. Runnymede Beat (Surrey Police) took to Facebook on Friday 13 to warn followers that at around 20.45 that evening a resident had witnessed a man on her driveway showing a great interest in her Jack Russell which had got out into the front garden. The owner described the man to be Chinese or mixed raced and in his mid-40s. He spoke with a ‘local accent’ and was wearing jeans with a dark grey t-shirt ...
Retail Hell
Features

Retail Hell

Q: Can you give an overview of how you were treated during your time in retail? A: Overall I felt like a slave. Due to so many workers being available to replace you, you are treated as if you have no worth and in this sense you feel disposable. Q: Are there any particular experiences which you can recall to demonstrate the unsatisfactory working conditions which led to you feel this way? A: Certainly, one of my worst experiences was when I had booked a holiday which had been approved by my manager, however later on I was accused of lying about the approval, leading to my first warning. One time I had also told my manager that I could not do overtime which triggered him to who grab my arm and said that I had no choice, this was all in the presence of a customer who was silently watchi...
AI on the Radar
Science & Technology

AI on the Radar

Ever since its inception, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has not only been at the forefront of technological advancement but also a major theme within many action films. What many films of the last decade have told us is that AI will either stage a hostile takeover of the world, or send us into obsolescence by one day replacing us, thus taking over the world regardless. For any journalist, current or aspiring, that day may be today, as it was announced earlier this year that Google is funding an AI program that will create news stories for publications. Google manages a fund, the Digital News Initiative (DNI), that awards grants to digital journalism projects around Europe. They awarded a grant of over £600,000 to Ireland’s Press Association and Urbs Media for their collaboration on the R...