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
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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
HOWARD Donald ascended to fame as a member of boyband Take That - and 30 years later he's still going strong. Here's all you need to know about the star and his life since making his way into the limelight... What role does Howard play in Take That? The blue-eyed, six-foot-tall hunk, 50, has remained with Take That since their original formation in 1990. The Lancashire lad completed the line-up consisting of Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams and Jason Orange. At that point, Howard and Jason sang significantly less than the other three, though Mr Donald did lend his vocals to their massive hit Never Forget, one of twelve TT tracks he leads on. When Robbie left in 1995, the band found themselves in a quandary and split months later. A depressed Howard then recorded a single which has never been released, and returned to DJing when his solo career failed to launch. The 48-year-old later confessed to bandmates that the split in 1996 made him feel suicidal and he was … [Read more...] about Who is Howard Donald married to, how many children does the Take That star have and how long has been in the band?
Andrew Yang's reason for running for president isn't quite like any of his fellow Democrats in the crowded field. Ask why he's campaigning and he won't point to climate change, Wall Street, inadequate health care, or President Trump. In fact, he would like to talk a lot less about the current occupant of the Oval Office. He'll say the greatest threat to America — and the reason he's running for the highest office in the land — is how unprepared the country is for the automation of the American workforce. No other candidate is stressing that point. And now, after reaching the Democratic National Committee's threshold of 65,000 unique donors, he qualifies to take his case to the Democratic primary debate stage. "I'm running to win," Yang told CBS News in a recent interview. "But I'm also on the record as saying that if the winning candidate ends up adopting my policies and ideas then I would be thrilled with that. That I'm not someone who is lying awake in bed … [Read more...] about Andrew Yang is ready to talk robots on the Democratic debate stage
UK By Alex Homer BBC News 14 March 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47443183 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A former council tenant bought their home under Right to Buy for £8,000 and sold it on for £285,000 nine days later - … [Read more...] about Right to Buy owners ‘sold within weeks’