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Get UK Bank Holidays in PHP

By Jordan Hall 3rd November 2017


If you've ever needed to display opening times for a business on their website you'll probably have encountered the edge case of differing opening times on UK Bank Holidays. The UK government provides information regarding all UK Bank Holidays, and we've written a small open-source PHP library to take advantage of this. Installation You can install the PHP UK Bank Holidays package using Composer. If you've never used Composer before, you can fi...

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New Internet businesses to generate thousands of jobs according to Google

By Jordan Hall 26th September 2011


A boom in Internet businesses could open hundreds of thousands of jobs in Britain within five years, a Google chief has claimed. Philipp Schindler, the London based vice-president of Google Europe, predicted that despite the economic downturn 365,000 jobs could be on the cards by 2015 as more online firms emerge and grow. Daily Mail article Could new Internet businesses such as e-commerce websites start a new wave of employment in the UK, gene...

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Video streaming records broken for the Royal Wedding

By Jordan Hall 3rd May 2011


A variety of Internet firms have stated that online video streaming records have been broken over the course of the UK's recent royal wedding. "The royal wedding has broken records for the biggest ever live streaming audience online, according to a internet firms. ... The BBC website meanwhile wobbled under the strain this morning as huge numbers of Britons accessed its coverage. Visitors were intermittently greeted with an error message sayin...

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