One in five UK households borrowed money or used savings to cover food costs in April, a Which? survey says.
•Eight out of 10 (82%) worried about food prices
•More than half (55%) said they were likely to cut back on food spending in the next few months
•Nearly six out of 10 (57%) said they found it difficult to cope on their current income
•A third (32%) borrowed money from friends and family [...]
April 29, 2013
Government experts believe there is still a risk of people contracting variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) through blood transfusions, as about 30,000 Britons are likely to be carrying the brain-wasting illness in a dormant form — double the previous estimate.
They warn the current total death toll of 176 from vCJD could rise more than five-fold as the infection has not been wiped out of the blood supply [...]
Surge in Britons mulling euro transfer, says firm
“Independent financial advisory company deVere Group on Tuesday reported a “surge” in the number of British expats seeking advice about moving funds out of some of the eurozone’s most troubled economies following the Cyprus bailout deal.
According to deVere Group chief executive Nigel Green, “more and more expats in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece are now not unreasonably worried for their deposits in these [...]
Under the deal, savers will be forced to hand over up to ten percent of their money in a one-off levy.
Al Jazeera’s Gerald Tan reports.
Think it won’t happen here? Think again!
Lines formed at ATMs as people scrambled to pull their money out
Word spread that rescue package included a one-off levy on deposits
Restrictions stopping people emptying accounts or moving money abroad
Up to 3,000 British service personnel are based on the bankrupt [...]
Census figures show that 620,000 white Britons left the capital in a decade
White Britons are the minority in London for the first time
They make up 45 per cent of London’s population, with Asians being the second largest group
More than 600,000 white British Londoners have left the capital in a decade.
Census figures show that between 2001 and 2011 the level of ‘white flight’ reached 620,000.
It is the equivalent of a city [...]
A majority of Britons, 60 per cent, have unhealthy cholesterol levels
Managing this does not have to be hard and including these foods is a start
Add ‘smart foods’, fibres, nuts, soya, healthy oils and oats to your diet
Your cholesterol is too high. Well, perhaps not specifically you, but thousands of Britons have this news broken to them by doctors every day. We all have an amount of this special type of [...]
Jeff Halsall and his wife were delayed on flight from Tenerife to East Midlands
Couple won £680 payout from Thomas Cook after waiting 22 hours for flight
Ruling has opened the floodgates for hundreds of thousands of claims
People can claim between £200 and £480 for delays of over three hours
Compensation claims can be made if delay is fault of the airline
Families who have their holidays ruined by long flight delays will at [...]
The Foreign Office has urged Britons to leave the Libyan city of Benghazi in response to a “specific and imminent threat” against Westerners.
The FCO has been advising against travel to most of the country since last September, but has now stepped up its warning.
A spokesman said: “We are now aware of a specific and imminent threat to Westerners in Benghazi, and urge any British nationals who remain there against our [...]
Unprecedented third slump in four years looms as shoppers stay at home and vital transport links grind to a halt
Snow blanketing much of the UK could push the economy into an unprecedented triple-dip recession, economists have warned.
With the icy blast of cold weather showing no immediate signs of letting up, and some places not expected to see green grass again until next month, the economic forecast is equally gloomy. A series of economic releases [...]
Some of terrorists ‘given short-term contracts by the oil and gas giant’
Five of Al Qaeda operatives were ‘taken alive’ by Algerian army today
Witness describes one terrorist speaking with a ‘perfect English accent’
Some of the terrorists involved in the Algeria hostage crisis in which up to five Britons died had been working at the BP plant where the atrocity took place, it was claimed today.
They had been given short-term contracts by [...]
Saw these two news articles today…
Algeria hostage crisis: latest as 10 Britons remain missing in desert
David Cameron was set to give a speech outlining his plans for the UK’s place in the European Union, but this has been postponed because of the Algerian hostage crisis. How have some previous prime ministers addressed the issue, asks Justin Parkinson.
- The rate of gun ownership is higher in rural areas than in urban areas, but the murder rate is higher in urban areas.
- The rate of gun ownership is higher among whites than among blacks, but the murder rate is higher among blacks.
- For the country as a whole, hand-gun ownership doubled in the late 20th century, while the murder rate went down.
- Britain has had a lower murder [...]
e plans in the draft bill include:
Internet service providers having to store for a year all details of online communication in the UK – such as the time, duration, originator and recipient of a communication and the location of the device from which it was made.
They would also be having to store for the first time all Britons’ web browsing history and details of messages sent on social media, webmail, [...]
Overwhelming majorities in the UK and other western European countries believe Palestinians should have their own state and want their governments to vote for recognition of Palestine at the United Nations at the end of the month, according to latest polls.
Among Britons questioned, 72% said the Palestinians had a right to statehood, against only 6% who disagreed. When it came to the British vote on recognition at the UN general assembly [...]
Well over half of British voters now want to leave the European Union, according to an opinion poll that shows anti-EU sentiment is sweeping through all three main political parties.
The Opinium/Observer survey finds that 56% of people would probably or definitely vote for the UK to go it alone if they were offered the choice in a referendum. About 68% of Conservative voters want to leave the EU, against 24% [...]
Scientists used injections of millions of stem cells to successfully treat profoundly deaf gerbils
On average, hearing was restored by almost 50% within just a few weeks
But, in some cases, it returned to near perfect levels
Deaf animals have been made to hear again, in a breakthrough that brings hope to millions.
Sheffield University scientists used injections of millions of stem cells to successfully treat profoundly deaf gerbils.
On average, hearing was restored by [...]
Acanthamoeba parasite found in tap water, dust and swimming pools
Causes painful infection that is ‘potential problems for ever single contact lens wearer’
Can eat its way through the cornea and even cause blindness
Contact lens wearers are at the mercy of a bug that is found in tap water and gnaws through the eyeballs causing blindness, scientists have warned.
With the Acanthamoeba parasite also found in dust, in the sea and in showers [...]
The richest 5% of Britons have been the biggest winners from the Bank of England‘s attempts to lift the economy out of recession by creating electronic money, the Bank has said.
But in a defence of the £375bn programme of asset sales since 2009, the Bank said that quantitative easing had spared the UK from an even deeper slump.
“Without the Bank’s asset purchases, most people in the UK would have been worse off,” it said in [...]
There is something irresistible about the smell of fried bacon. It’s one of the delights of being a meat-eater and possibly the single most common reason why weak-willed vegetarians throw in the towel.
For some, the joy of bacon lies in rashers squeezed between factory-sliced white bread and smeared with tomato ketchup.
For others, it’s the crisp slice of streaky bacon on the British breakfast plate, ready to be dipped into a [...]
A parasite found in cats is tampering with people’s brains and driving them to suicide, research suggests.
Scientists have shown that men and women infected with a bug that breeds in cats’ stomachs and worms into people’s brains are seven times more likely to attempt suicide than others.
They say that Toxoplasma gondii may tinker with the delicate chemistry of the brain and screening people for it could help identify those at [...]
Morrissey compares Britain to Nazi Germany during Games
Former Smiths singer Morrissey has caused controversy by citing a “spirit of 1939 Germany” in Britain this summer.
Morrissey has blasted Britons for getting overly patriotic during the London 2012 Games in an open letter to his ‘True to You fanclub’.
“I am unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism that drenches the event. Has England ever been quite so foul with [...]
Cabinet consider buying remaining 18% of bank for £5 billion
They could then control how much it lends and offer more cash
George Osborne is opposed but Vince Cable and others keen to control its loans book
David Cameron and his cabinet colleagues have discussed fully nationalising the Royal Bank of Scotland because they are angry about how little British banks are lending.
Senior members of the Coalition want to buy out the remaining [...]
1,380 Britons got more than £30,000 last year
360 received more than £40,000 and a further 110 were given over £50,000
Coalition to bring in cap of £26,000 next year
‘It is disgraceful claimants are being granted homes at such a high cost to taxpayers,’ Tory Priti Patel says
Shocked: Tory Priti Patel uncovered the figures and said it is an insult to taxpayers that people get these huge sums
Almost 1,400 Britons are raking [...]
LONDON — While the world’s athletes limber up at the Olympic Park, Londoners are practicing some of their own favorite sports: complaining, expecting the worst and cursing the authorities.
Asked “What do you feel about the Olympics?” the other day, a random sampling of people here gave answers that included bitter laughter; the words “fiasco,” “disaster” and “police state”; and detailed explanations of how they usually get to work, how that [...]
It’s a scientific prediction that will get dollar signs pinging in Steven Spielberg’s eyes: We could make contact with aliens in less than 100 years.
But according to one of our leading physicists, it is a matter for governments – rather than Hollywood – who should start preparing for our first extra-terrestrial encounter now.
Speaking at the Euroscience Open Forum conference in Dublin, Jocelyn Bell Burnell said: ‘I do suspect we are [...]
UK scientists have received a US$10 million grant for research into GM crops in one of the biggest investments in the field. The British public remains skeptical of GM foods, a recent report suggesting they pose both environmental and health threats.
The multi-million investment from UK-based charity the Gates Foundation will be used to cultivate GM modified corn, wheat and rice.
Scientists from the John Innes Center are hoping to create a [...]
July 8, 2012
The alleged al-Qaeda militant was caught crossing through the Olympic Park five times, breaking a ban imposed by the Home Secretary, The Sunday Telegraph has learned.
The 24 year-old has previously tried to get to Afghanistan, allegedly for terrorist training, and is suspected of fighting for the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, which has been responsible for thousands of deaths, including those of Western aid workers. He is [...]
Poor training and technical malfunction was to blame, says air safety report
Faulty airspeed sensors caused Airbus to stall, but pilots failed to deal with it
Too panicked to even tell captain what problem on his return from rest break
Report backs up judicial inquiry finding that captain had ‘failed in his duties’
Criminal probe launched into Air France and Airbus for alleged manslaughter
All on board, including five Brits, died when plane dived into [...]