PUBLISHED: 14:46 30 August 2019 | UPDATED: 14:46 30 August 2019 Chris Flanagan How many constituents signed the revoke article 50 petition? Picture: Stefan Rousseau PA Wire/PA Images Less than 10 per cent of residents in Stevenage, North East Beds and Mid Beds have backed a pro-EU petition to revoke Article 50. The campaign, designed to force parliament to revoke Article 50 and keep the UK as an EU member, had just over six million signatures from residents nationwide when it closed last week.However, in Stevenage 6,905 residents signed the petition - making up just 7.032 per cent of the local electorate - while Mid Beds had 9,810 signatories (8.859 per cent), and there were 10,422 in North East Beds (9.06 per cent).In North East Herts the campaign was backed by 10,947 residents (10.904 per cent), while Hitchin and Harpenden had 16,696 show their support (16.112 per cent). You may also want to watch: The figures suggest minimal local appetite for … [Read more...] about How many voters in our area backed Revoke Article 50 petition?
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Samsung has finally confirmed that its folding phone, the Galaxy Fold, is going to be on sale in September following months of delays. But until then, there's another large Samsung phone release on the horizon. This week, the South Korean company is set to unveil the new Note 10 smartphone at an event in New York. From how phones are set to be released in the new range, to what power and specs to expect, here's everything we know so far about the Samsung Note 10. Samsung S10 vs Note 10 It’s important to clarify the difference between the Samsung Galaxy S10 range and what will be the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. Both phones feature in the high-end Galaxy range created by Samsung. Whilst the S range is usually aimed at a more general audience, the Note devices are often positioned as the business person’s phone, featuring a larger screen and high-end tech features which will then make their way to the S series eventually. This is similar to the way Huawei has the … [Read more...] about Everything we know about the Samsung Note 10 release this week
When his restaurant closed in December 2013, Hugh McNeill turned to Coventry Food Bank to feed his family. Unable to get paid work, he started to volunteer there before becoming project manager in 2014. He tells Maryam Qaiser how the switch to Universal Credit has left people needing the service more than ever. Since the introduction of Universal Credit, we have seen a significant rise in people coming to Coventry Food Bank - and these people have been coming back a number of times. Universal Credit is a benefit which is applied for online and if you are not computer literate, it can cause real problems. Some people haven't applied because they simply don't know how to operate a computer. Universal Credit has had a real negative impact for many people, it is quite a complex process. When you apply for it because you lose all your benefits for five weeks, so the transition to Universal Credit can cause a lot of undue hardship on families. We work with around 358 agencies who refer … [Read more...] about In 6 months we’ve seen 12,000 people at the food bank
Joel Shannon USA TODAY Published 6:03 AM EDT May 30, 2019 The National Weather Service has logged more than 400 eyewitness accounts of tornadoes in May, but it will likely take months to fully research and verify those reports. Even so, the numbers suggest that an unusually high final count will be coming, Patrick Marsh, the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center, told USA TODAY on Wednesday. The preliminary reports currently published are based on eyewitness accounts that will be verified by survey teams that will visit the location of the reported tornadoes. Typically, final reports are completed within two months. That process has already begun. When completed, those reports will also assign an EF rating on the Enhanced Fujita scale of tornado intensity. That rating ranges from EF-0 (little damage) to EF-5 (extensive damage, such as the blowing away of buildings). Watch: The 'EF scale' measures the … [Read more...] about How many U.S. tornadoes in May? Final count could be months away
BRAD HOOPER quit his previous job at a grocery in Madison because his boss was “a little crazy”. The manager threatened to sack him and other cashiers for refusing orders to work longer than their agreed hours. Not long ago, Mr Hooper’s decision to walk out might have looked foolhardy. A long-haired navy veteran, he suffers from recurrent ill-health, including insomnia. He has no education beyond high school. Early this decade he was jobless for a year and recalls how back then, there were “a thousand people applying for every McDonald’s job”. This time he struck lucky, finding much better work. Today he sells tobacco and cigarettes in a chain store for 32 hours a week. That leaves plenty of time for his passion, reading science fiction. And after years of low earnings he collects $13.90 an hour, almost double the state’s minimum rate and better than the grocer’s pay. His new employer has already bumped up his wages twice in 18 months. … [Read more...] about American life is improving for the lowest paid