Thousands in Northern Ireland may lose out as free TV licence for over-75s is under threat BelfastTelegraph.co.uk If we're being honest, January isn't many people's favourite time of year. It's a lean month for most people. It can also be a lonely month. Christmas and New Year are over and lots of us are left with decorations to take down, waistlines to reduce and of course the bills to pay. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/thousands-in-northern-ireland-may-lose-out-as-free-tv-licence-for-over75s-is-under-threat-37750316.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/article37750315.ece/655b7/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-26_new_47511074_I1.JPG Email If we're being honest, January isn't many people's favourite time of year. It's a lean month for most people. It can also be a lonely month. Christmas and New Year are over and lots of us are left with decorations to take down, waistlines to reduce and of course the bills to pay. The sad fact is next January could be … [Read more...] about Thousands in Northern Ireland may lose out as free TV licence for over-75s is under threat
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A forty year old Eastbourne man who stole everything from champagne to electric toothbrushes has been given a suspended jail sentence. Clinton Goodfellow 40, of Langney Road, Eastbourne, indicated guilty pleas to a number of charges of thefts from local shops when he appeared at Hastings Magistrates Court on December 21. Goodfellow indicated a plea of guilty to stealing clothing worth £139.93 from TJ Hughes at Eastbourne on July 7 last year. He also indicated pleas of guilty to stealing an electric shaver, worth £300, from Boots at Eastbourne, on September 16 and to stealing alcohol, worth £147.50, from Waitrose, in Eastbourne on September 15, an electric toothbrush, worth £300, from Boots on September 17 and meat worth £145.76, from Marks and Spencers, in Terminus Road, Eastbourne, on August 8. He admitted stealing champagne worth £117.50, from Co-op in Seaside Road, Eastbourne, on August 13 and to stealing cheese, worth £46.20, from Tesco … [Read more...] about Prolific Eastbourne shoplifter avoids jail after stealing more than a thousand pounds worth of goods.
A selfless mum organised a Christmas dinner for more than 100 isolated and lonely people. Mo Fayose, 44, and a group of 20 volunteers have cooked up a feast at a sheltered housing complex today. They served turkey, chicken, fish, cauliflower soup, butternut squash and swede soup, salmon canapés, garlic and herb canapés - and of course Brussels sprouts. Mo, who has been holding similar events for several years, spent over £1000 of her own money paying for the food. The mum-of-two said: “This is for people who are isolated - who can’t get out of the house, elderly people, people with children. “The oldest person who has attended has been 88. “When people start seeing Christmas stuff on the shelves and the lights go up, it sends people into depression. “But if they know there is a group of them in the community, it makes them happy. “I use a mobile cooker in the garden of the building with a marquee. “I have volunteers, and we … [Read more...] about Mum spends a thousand pounds to put on a Christmas dinner for lonely people
Two spectacular evening concerts featuring 20 music stars will take place at the Pier Head to mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' White Album. To house the celebrations, a purpose-built arena with a capacity of 10,000 people per night, will be constructed on Liverpool's waterfront. The artists will perform the entire album in two charity concerts, which aim to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for two of the music industry’s favourite charities, Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and The Teenage Cancer Trust. The full line-up is yet to be confirmed. However, the ECHO can reveal the following names are signed up to perform some of the 30 tracks: Mike Rutherford of Genesis and Mike and the Mechanics, Marc Almond, Martha Reeves and Badly Drawn Boy. Teenage Cancer Trust patron and The Who’s legendary frontman, Roger Daltrey said: “We are delighted to be involved in such a special concert as this and it will give us a chance to show the people of Liverpool what … [Read more...] about 20 music stars lead MASSIVE Pier Head celebration of Beatles’ White Album
Pension firms are ripping off over-55s using the Government’s pension freedoms, the City watchdog has warned, as it threatened to impose a price cap. A two-year investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority found savers accessing their money via the most expensive arrangements were being charged four times as much as those in the cheapest deals. In the worst case, someone investing a £100,000 pension pot in a flexible access fund would be left £36,781 poorer after 20 years than they would be on the cheapest deal. The FCA said that pension freedom charges were “opaque”, meaning many of the 1.5 million savers who had so far accessed their savings under the flexibilities might not know they had been given a bad deal. The regulator also hit out at the complexity of products, some of which can contain as many as 44 different types of charges. In a victory for The Daily Telegraph, which has campaigned to make the pension freedoms fair for savers, the FCA … [Read more...] about Over-55s losing tens of thousands in rip-off pension drawdown deals