MILLIONS of TalkTalk broadband and home phone customers are facing a bill hike of up to £36 a year. All customers apart from two specific groups will be affected. Those groups include customers the provider deems vulnerable , which could be due to their age or because they have a disability, and customers who entered their contract between November 10 2020 through to the end of February 2021. They're not the first internet provider to issue price increases, with Virgin , EE, BT and Sky all announcing price hikes this year. Nick Baker, broadband expert at Uswitch.com , said: “TalkTalk has previously avoided taking part in the spring price rise ritual favoured by the rest of the market, so this increase of up to £36 a year could come as a shock to customers. "Like all broadband providers, TalkTalk has seen unprecedented internet traffic over the past year, and it says it needs to raise prices to invest in its network." How much will my bills increase? … [Read more...] about TalkTalk to increase prices by up to £36 a year for millions of customers
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Dozens of armed groups have operated for years in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) North Kivu and Ituri provinces, and civilians have been subjected to horrifying massacres. Armed militias and inter-communal violence have killed more than 300 people so far in 2021. Presidential spokesman Tharsice Kasongo Mwema said on Tuesday that the two provinces would be declared under siege for 30 days starting on Thursday May 6. "To respond to the situation during the state of siege, the provincial governments of Ituri and North Kivu ... will be replaced by offices of the armed forces of the DRC or the national police," he said. Security and judicial vacuum It was the first time since the Democratic Republic of Congo's independence that a president used the exceptional "state of siege" or state of emergency. President Felix Tshisekedi said he wanted to eliminate insecurity in the two provinces, where the Congolese government has failed to enforce the rule of law. "There is a … [Read more...] about DRC: Is President Tshisekedi’s ‘state of siege’ a cover-up?
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A dog's secret habit of eating his owner’s PPE during the coronavirus pandemic was revealed after vets discovered that the hungry canine had managed to help himself to 30 gloves. Rambo the Rottweiler was taken to an animal hospital for a check-up after bringing up a glove - where an endoscopy found he had consumed 30 in total. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Rambo, seven, happily went into theatre "without a care in the world", to the surprise of surgeons treating him. But what was initially anticipated to be a brief operation ended up taking three hours. Advertisement Keith Leonard, who led the endoscopy at a Vets4Pets hospital in Leeds , said: "When Rambo was referred to us, we didn't think we'd be finding much, particularly as he literally bounced into the hospital. "Each time we pulled a glove out, we went back to check it was the last one and found another one - it was something we've never seen or heard of … [Read more...] about Rottweiler has surgery after eating 30 of his owner’s PPE gloves
PCSO Julia James was murdered more than a week ago while she was out walking her dog - and her killer remains at large. The mum-of-two, 53, was bludgeoned over the head near Akholt Wood in Snowdown, Kent on April 27. She had left her house in the hamlet at around 3pm to take her Jack Russell Toby for a walk after a day working from home. The grandmother-of-one, who had worked for Kent Police since 2008, was found dead an hour later. The force launched a probe in the immediate aftermath, with it quickly ruled that PCSO James had been murdered. Do you have a story? Email [email protected] or let us know in the comments below. Sign up to our newsletter to get the day's biggest news straight to your inbox The Mirror's newsletter brings you the latest news, exciting showbiz and TV stories, sport updates and essential political information. The newsletter is emailed out first thing every morning, at 12noon and every evening. Never miss a moment by signing up to … [Read more...] about Everything we know about murder of PCSO Julia James – nine days on since her death