News Round Up
by Patrick O'Connor
ISN'T it amazing that something that would once be regarded as coming from the imagination of a sci-fi writer can become reality.
The Sun tells us that a BAE Jetstream executive aircraft has travelled 300 miles from Warton in Lancashire to Inverness in Scotland – without a pilot!
A selection of headlines from stories in the news. They use English in a way that you might think is intended to confuse but it's all perfectly clear to the native speaker.
Original Photo by B J Mullan - CC-BY-SA 3.0
The Shard at London Bridge is basically a high-rise building in Southwark, London. It has also been referred to as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge or the London Bridge Tower and it is officially the tallest building in Western Europe. Certainly the most prominent building on the London skyline, the good news is that you can visit the Shard and take the lift to what must be the ultimate spot to get a great view over the capital; it's tall enough to give you a view that takes in the entire city. The bad news is, it isn't free, in fact it is more expensive than the London Eye.