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Map shows 10 areas facing highest and lowest mortgage hikes according to Labour thumbnail

Map shows 10 areas facing highest and lowest mortgage hikes according to Labour

February 2, 2023

Homeowners are looking at possible mortgage rate increases of up to £14,000 a year, Labour claims. The party used data from 2021’s census to calculate how much different areas can expect to see mortgages go up. London tops the ranking, with the highest rises expected in Kensington, where costs are set to soar by £13,980. […]

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Mr Blobby causes chaos in wrestling debut and scraps with Team Rocket and Ginger Spice in wild 90s Rumble thumbnail

Mr Blobby causes chaos in wrestling debut and scraps with Team Rocket and Ginger Spice in wild 90s Rumble

February 2, 2023

Mr. Blobby has officially started his wrestling career with a suitably chaotic appearance in a 90s Rumble. The beloved/feared children’s TV character was flying solo without Noel Edmond for backup as he made an unexpected debut for Riot Cabaret at the London-based wrestling promotion’s recent Vultures Against The Machine event. The company’s show at the […]

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Martin Lewis tells Londoners in flats clever tip on getting water bills down thumbnail

Martin Lewis tells Londoners in flats clever tip on getting water bills down

February 2, 2023

Martin Lewis has given Londoners advice on how to get their water company to help them reduce their bills. The money-saving expert was invited by city mayor Sadiq Khan to speak about how those in the capital can get through the cost of living crisis. Mr Lewis explained that some would be better off paying […]

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Nine places to learn about LGBTQ+ history in the UK thumbnail

Nine places to learn about LGBTQ+ history in the UK

February 2, 2023

February marks LGBTQ history month. Since launching in 2004, the whole idea of the month-long celebration is to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other LGBTQ people – as well as shine a light on historical LGBTQ events, communities and individuals. The theme for this year is Behind The Lens, celebrating LGBTQ […]

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Council error means they’ve got to repay £100,000 to drivers for incorrect fines thumbnail

Council error means they’ve got to repay £100,000 to drivers for incorrect fines

February 2, 2023

A council will refund at least £106,000 to fined drivers after admitting one of its road signs was unclear. Cars are banned from driving outside Henry Cavendish primary school in Balham, south-west London, during school collection times – from 8.15am to 9.15am and 2.45pm to 3.45pm – every weekday. A sign put up in May […]

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Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye to stand down this year thumbnail

Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye to stand down this year

February 2, 2023

H eathrow Airport CEO John Holland-Kaye has informed the company’s board that he will step down this year. Holland-Kaye became the boss of Britain’s largest airport in 2014 and led the airport through the Covid-19 crisis, as well as helping to develop expansion plans that included a controversial third runway. He joined Heathrow in 2009 […]

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Household water bills in England and Wales to rise by 7.5% from April thumbnail

Household water bills in England and Wales to rise by 7.5% from April

February 2, 2023

H ouseholds in England and Wales will see the largest increase to their water bills in almost 20 years from April when they rise to an average £448 a year. Industry body Water UK said the 7.5 per cent increase would see customers pay around £1.23 per day on average – an increase of 8p […]

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Nine otters and foxes confirmed with Avian flu since 2021 thumbnail

Nine otters and foxes confirmed with Avian flu since 2021

February 2, 2023

N ine otters and foxes have been found in the UK with avian flu, according to data from the Animal and Plant Health Agency. The animals are believed to have eaten dead wild birds that were infected with the virus. Experts have said the risk to the public is low. Five foxes and four otters […]

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Kramatorsk: Russian missile strike destroys apartment block in Ukraine, killing at least 3 people thumbnail

Kramatorsk: Russian missile strike destroys apartment block in Ukraine, killing at least 3 people

February 2, 2023

A frantic search for survivors was under way in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Thursday after a Russian missile struck an apartment building, killing at least three people and injuring 20. Ukrainian authorities said the Iskander-K tactical missile struck a residential area in the city of Kramatorsk at 9.45pm local time on Wednesday. […]

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Rugby stars to cycle 555 miles in 48 hours for Doddie Weir fundraising event thumbnail

Rugby stars to cycle 555 miles in 48 hours for Doddie Weir fundraising event

February 2, 2023

A team of rugby legends will cycle 555 miles in 48 hours to deliver the match ball ahead of the Scotland v Wales Six Nations game in a fundraising event for research into motor neurone disease. The group, which includes former Scotland captain Rob Wainwright and World Cup winning former England skipper Martin Johnson, will […]

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