IKEA furniture is a staple in most people's homes. It's cheap and it looks good, and its flatpack nature means it's easy to get home. But the biggest disadvantage? You've got to build it yourself. According to a new survey, 90% of millennial DIY ends in disaster - so Waz Mahmood, from Redbridge, saw a gap in the market. After being made redundant during the pandemic, the 31-year-old construction site manager decided to use his skills to start an unusual business - building other people's IKEA furniture. First getting paid to assemble flat pack Ikea items in 2018, Waz - whose wife, Nuhi, 29, is a project manager - has now assembled 500 pieces and even drove 160 miles to erect a wardrobe. Dusting off his tool belt when he was made redundant from his position as a trainee construction site manager in September 2020 following a period of furlough, he picked up flatpack furniture jobs on the mobile app Airtasker, saying: " I love the challenge of building something from … [Read more...] about Man makes a fortune building other people’s IKEA furniture – and has made 500 pieces
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HEAVY market trading has jolted cryptocurrency Ethereum to record price gains of nearly 190 per cent, as of Easter 2021. Digital currency Ethereum - the second largest cryptocurrency after Bitcoin - was co-founded by 'celebrity' crypto guru Vitalik Buterin. Who is Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin? Vitalik Buterin, 27, is one of Ethereum’s eight founders. In a report, CNBC said in 2017: "Buterin has become a celebrity in the cryptocurrency space and is credited with co-founding Bitcoin Magazine in 2011. "He was a 2014 recipient of billionaire Peter Thiel’s prestigious fellowship and [in 2016], he was included on Fortune’s 40 under 40 list." Born in Moscow, Buterin's childhood was spent in Canada, after his family moved there when he was six years old. Wired's Backchannel says that later, he "invented the world’s hottest new cryptocurrency and inspired a movement — before he’d turned 20". The website explains that his huge mathematical talent was fostered at … [Read more...] about Who is Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin?
Kate Lawler has opened up about how she's been coping through her newborn daughter's health scares. The Big Brother 2002 winner, 40, has had to rush little Noa to hospital three times in the three weeks since she was born. And earlier this week she suffered an infection and was put on antibiotics following her third trip to A&E. Taking to her Instagram account on Wednesday night, Kate revealed she's been struggling to get out of bed while worrying about her baby girl. Kate and her fiancé Martin, who she calls Boj, had taken Noa to be registered the same day as her trip to hospital. She shared some pictures of them looking happy as they went to get the job done. But then there were photos of poor Noa in her hospital bed with a big bandage on her arm and being seen to by a doctor. The last photo was of an exhausted-looking Kate posing with Noa in her carseat as they got ready to leave hospital. Kate captioned the photos: "Noa decided to spend the day we … [Read more...] about Kate Lawler admits she’s been struggling to get out of bed during baby’s health scare
Aya Abo Daher is preparing to graduate high school in the Danish town of Nyborg and was looking forward to celebrating the event with her friends at the end of June when she received an email from the Danish authorities that changed everything. The mail that great the Syrian student and her parents received stated that their residency permits would not be renewed. "I was so sad, I felt so foreign, like everything in Denmark had been taken away from me," the 20-year old said. "I sat down and just cried. At midnight, a friend drove me home to my family because I couldn't sleep." Many Syrian refugees from the Damascus area got that same mail. 'The war is neither over nor forgotten' Ever since Danish authorities reclassified the Syrian capital as safe last summer, the residency permits of several hundred Syrians from that region have been revoked or simply not renewed. "Although the war is neither over nor forgotten, the Danish authorities think that conditions in Damascus … [Read more...] about Denmark tells Syrian refugees to return to Damascus
A top coronavirus testing firm will halve the price of their PCR swabs for airline passengers to get people flying again this summer after ministers gave holidaymakers the green light to book foreign trips. Randox today announced it will charge holidaymakers jetting back to Britain £60 for the gold standard tests, rather than the usual £120 they would cost under Boris Johnson's 'traffic light' system to restart global travel. The cut-price tests will be available for customers of partnering airlines, which have not yet been revealed but are likely to include big-name carriers. It will come as a lift to passengers and aviation bosses who railed against last week's Government announcement requiring all returning travellers to take a PCR test under the 'traffic light' system being introduced on May 17. Britons will be allowed to fly to 'green' countries with low Covid rates and strong vaccine rollouts, as long as they take tests before flying out and returning home. One … [Read more...] about Hope for summer holidays as major Covid testing firm offers cut-price PCR tests for passengers jetting back to UK