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Emotional music video for Grenfell fire victims will pull on your heartstrings


In the aftermath of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire that's claimed at least 79 lives, Simon Cowell released a charity single — "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Artists for Grenfell.

In the official music video, celebrities like Rita Ora, The Who, Robbie Williams, Jessie J, Liam Payne, and Stormzy contribute their vocal talents in a montage of artists, heroes, and victims. 

According to the UK Official Charts, the single delivered the biggest first day release in the last decade and has already been downloaded over 120,000 times. All proceeds will be donated to the Grenfell fire victims through The London Community Foundation. Read more...

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Every country should consider copying this UK bill to support electric cars

In order for electric vehicles to go mainstream, it’ll take more than just people buying them: governments will have to create infrastructure that enables drivers to use them just as easily as regular cars. And that’s what the UK is trying to do with the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill. It was included in the Queen’s Speech (a list of laws that the government hopes to get approved by Parliament over the coming two years), and it requires gas stations to install charging points for electric vehicles across England, Wales and Scotland. Such a law could certainly help alleviate drivers’…

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The Make the Future Live festival brought people from London and beyond together to discover the energy solutions of the future


Creating a future powered by more sustainable, cleaner energy is at the heart of the Shell #makethefuture initiative. A programme that fosters collaboration between start-ups, entrepreneurs and communities around the world, it looks to put innovative energy ideas into action and help pave the way towards a future powered by cleaner energy. 

The #makethefuture initiative from Shell is brought to life in many ways. May 25 to 28 saw the second annual Make the Future Live festival set up shop again at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The event brings ideas and innovations to life, showcasing how bright young minds can work together to create a sustainable future for all, driving conversations around today’s big energy questions. Read more...

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Euron Greyjoy will make Ramsay Bolton seem like ‘a little kid’ in new season of ‘Game of Thrones’


The Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones is less than one month away and fans are preparing themselves for what will be an epic clash of family leaders.

Last season, the Iron Islands saw the rise of a new king, Euron Greyjoy, who took the Salt Throne after he murdered his older brother, Balon Greyjoy. The actor who plays the self-proclaimed leader, Pilou Asbæk, has hinted that Euron is going to be a villain unlike Game of Thrones fans have seen before. 

Euron Greyjoy is played by Danish actor, Pilous Asbæk.

Euron Greyjoy is played by Danish actor, Pilous Asbæk.

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"After this season, Ramsay's gonna look like a little kid," said Asbæk in an interview with Empire Magazine.  Read more...

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The UK and Ireland edition of Mashable is now on Snapchat Discover


Exciting news from the Mashable UK team. We've only just gone and launched a UK and Ireland Edition on Snapchat Discover. 

So what does this mean and how can I start watching? Well, for Snapchat users in the UK and Ireland it means even more cracking content relevant to your region. 

If you're already subscribed to Mashable, you don't need to do anything. Just sit back and continue to enjoy. 

If you're new to this wonderful world, download the Snapchat app immediately and follow these steps.

Once you've created a Snapchat account, there are a shedload of ways you can start following Mashable.   Read more...

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