PASTY-FACED and with pinhole eyes, heroin addict Nigel Canning admits he's a “professional shoplifter”. The junkie from Burnley , Lancashire admits he needs £30 a day to feed a habit that has left him strung out for the best part of 35 years. Nigel admits: “I’ll pinch anything - TVs and whole racks of jackets - there’s no point just pinching one, you might as well take the whole lot. “I don’t feel guilty about thieving. I’m not robbing old ladies. I need £10-worth of heroin just to function. “At the moment I’m injecting but hope to get into rehab soon. I’ve had enough. All my friends are dead. I’m the last samurai.” Now - at the town’s Church on The Street Ministries - this lost soul is seeking solace. READ MORE BROKE BRITAIN DANGER ZONE Inside drug-ridden town where hard-up locals 'wrap up in curtains' to stay warm 'OUT OF HAND' Inside crumbling town where dealers turn derelict homes into ‘drug stores’ … [Read more...] about Inside UK’s cost-of-living crisis capital where sky-high bills leave teens ‘desperate to get jailed to stay warm’
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E mma Raducanu suffered blister problems which left the skin “ripping off” her injured hand, causing fresh concern just weeks before her US Open defence . In furnace-like conditions in Washington and on an eerily quiet court, Raducanu was subjected to the ultimate endurance test in a dogged, second-round win over Camila Osorio at the Citi Open. The 7-6, 7-6 win set up a quarter-final against Liudmila Samsonova today and the question is how Raducanu will be able to recover from her callouses, described as “pretty ugly” by on court interviewer Rennae Stubbs after the match. Witnessed by only a sparse crowd in the US capital, temperatures peaked at 35 degrees with many spectators sheltering under umbrellas and towels because of the fierce heat. In a measure of her resilience, Raducanu was twice pushed to a final set-tie break. Twice she pulled through to close out a victory in this marathon match, which descended into a battle of the blisters in the suffocating heat. After two … [Read more...] about More injury drama for Emma Raducanu as she battles through to reach Citi Open quarter-finals
Tuesday marks the three-month anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin's forces have launched an all-out assault to try to encircle Ukrainian troops in the east of the country. See a summary of latest developments in our blog below and watch the report in the video player above. 05.24.2022 07:53 Tuesday's key points: Ukrainian defence ministry says war entering "most active phase" of full-scale Russian aggression , amid intensified attacks in Donbas. President Zelenskyy says Russia waging "total war" on Ukraine. EU Commission president says Russia is "knowingly" blocking Ukraine's ports. Dialogue with Moscow is essential as Russia cannot be "responsible for the starvation of millions", she tells Euronews. Ursula von der Leyen also says she hopes for agreement on Russian oil embargo within 'weeks'. Germany's economy minister earlier said it could happen 'within days'. Hungary, staunchly opposed, wants it … [Read more...] about Ukraine war: Russia ‘must not be responsible for starvation of millions’, says EU’s von der Leyen
Train strikes LIVE: Boris pulls rug from under RMT – new plan to scupper 'selfish' action (Image: GETTY) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Ministers intend to revoke laws banning businesses from using temporary workers to replace staff who are on strike. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng presented the plans, which will enable agency staff to be used, following a ban that's been in place since 1973. It comes as the RMT union confirmed the strikes this week would go ahead, despite last-ditch talks to resolve the issues. Tory MPs have heavily criticised the industrial action, with Dartford MP Gareth Johnson calling them "totally selfish". THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. Trending KEY EVENTS PM to call for 'sensible compromise' amid rail chaos … [Read more...] about Train strikes: Boris pulls rug from under RMT – new plan to scupper ‘selfish’ action
Published 18 July Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics UK heatwaves Temperatures have soared to a record high for Cornwall of 36C (96.8F). The record-beating heat in Bude topped the previous high for Cornwall of 33.9C (93F) in June 1976. The highest temperature in Devon was 35C (95F) in Chivenor, just shy of the previous record of 35.4C (95.7F) at Saunton Sands in August 1990. Prince Charles said on a visit to Cornwall that there was a "genuine emergency" for Cornwall, the UK and the rest of the world. Tuesday is also expected to be very hot, with an amber warning issued by the Met Office across Devon and Cornwall. In Plymouth, the temperature hit 34C (93F) as city dwellers sought respite in the seafront lido where the water was a relatively cool 22C (72F). Temperatures are expected to drop on Wednesday as Atlantic winds replace the … [Read more...] about Cornwall temperature hits record high of 36C
STRUGGLING families on a low-income can get up to £140 towards their electricity bills this winter through the warm home discount scheme. It could be a lifeline to those finding it difficult to cope with soaring energy bills , and particularly if your energy provider has gone bust . You can still apply even if your provider has gone bust, as the new supplier which is appointed to you may be offering the discount. What is the warm home discount? The warm home discount is a one-off payment of £140 that goes towards your heating costs. The money is not paid to you but is a one-off discount on your electricity bill between October and March. The government announced last month the discount would be extended until March 2026, with energy bill rebates to be increased to £150. However, a date has yet to be announced for when this increase will come into effect. If you get the guarantee credit element of pension credit you'll be in what's called the "core group" … [Read more...] about What is the warm home discount scheme and how do you apply for it?
Ukraine: Strike on Russian air bases is 'blow to morale' for Russia SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Vladimir Putin's decision to unleash his dogs of war in Ukraine led to the swift imposition of economic restrictions by Western nations. There has been much debate ever since about the effectiveness of these measures and whether they are producing the desired outcome. Critics of sanctions point to burgeoning oil and gas revenues for the Kremlin and the strength of the ruble as evidence that Western sanctions are backfiring. Related articles Putin nightmare: Ukraine clobbers Antonovsky Bridge in overnight raid Hapless Russian defence tries and fails to stop major Ukraine strike However recent … [Read more...] about Russia economy in MELTDOWN as vital industry and imports crippled –new data shows collapse
Jeremy Kyle brands Sturgeon 'horrible woman up North' SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The First Minister , who earlier this week wrote to outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to request an "emergency meeting" over the cost of living crisis , has in the past been heavily scrutinised over why she never had kids. Related articles Nicola Sturgeon brutally exposes Liz Truss with ruthless dig EU to use IndyRef2 plot to make relations 'more difficult' with UK While she revealed in 2016 she had suffered a miscarriage five years earlier, she went into further detail about her views on motherhood on Saturday. Mr Sturgeon, 52, said she felt it important to address the topic because as a woman, … [Read more...] about ‘Cold-hearted b****es’ Nicola Sturgeon makes bizarre claim about women without children
Prince Harry will 'miss the UK' more and more says expert SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Prince Harry is said to have put the finishing touches on his memoir, with royal watchers eagerly awaiting the “wholly truthful” account of his life. The Duke of Sussex’s memoir was announced back in July last year, and its release is expected to fall around the festive season. With the content of the book largely unknown, there has been mass speculation surrounding what Harry might say. Related articles Harry's book success 'important' as Sussexes 'spend money like water' Harry was 'happy to accept' Camilla but no longer wants relationship Many have predicted the book may reveal insight into his life … [Read more...] about ‘Like phoenix from ashes’ Harry to use book to ‘rewrite his story’ to become US leader
ANDREA Mitchell, a veteran NBC journalist, has been married to Alan Greenspan for 25 years. Greenspan served five terms as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, was nominated in 1987 by former President Ronald Reagan, and was preceded by Paul Volcker . Who is Alan Greenspan and how did he get into economic policy? Alan Greenspan was born on March 6, 1926, in Washington Heights, New York, New York. Alan is a veteran economist who served as the 13th chair of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006. He works as a private advisor and consultant for firms through his company, Greenspan Associates LLC. Read More On The Sun 'A MODEL REPORTER' Details about Andrea Mitchell's career and personal life revealed CABLE NUDES TV news host charged by half-naked protester in DC ‘Autonomous Zone’ Prior to his Federal Reserve appointment, Greenspan served as President at Townsend-Greenspan & Co., Inc., an economic consulting … [Read more...] about Who is Andrea Mitchell’s husband Alan Greenspan?