A “summer sale” for Channel migrants is fuelling a rise in crossings with people smugglers slashing prices by as much as £1,500 per person, it has emerged. Social media adverts, discovered on Monday by The Telegraph, saw the traffickers offering “bargain” prices and crossings on small boats that have “never been cheaper,” down from £5,000 to as little as £3,500 per migrant. The promotions were primarily targeted at Albanians who accounted for four in 10 of the nearly 3,000 migrants who crossed the Channel during a six-week period this summer. Border Force experts suggested the smugglers may be cutting prices to open up new markets like the Albanians previously unable to afford the charges. MPs on the home affairs committee have also claimed that gangs may be exploiting the court-enforced delay in deportations of illegal migrants to Rwanda to persuade them to make the crossing now before the flights start. The disclosures come as another estimated 300 Channel … [Read more...] about ‘Summer sale’ for Channel migrants fuels record crossings
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UK weather: Heatwave expected as high pressure moves in 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 factors that set centenarians apart from the masses are both genetic and environmental. But the effects of some environmental factors, such as temperature, remain poorly understood in terms of their effects on the ageing body. Now new evidence suggests a climb in nighttime temperatures could increase mortality rates by a staggering 60 percent by the end of the century. Here's why. Related articles Cancer symptoms: The 'sudden' sign you may notice in the morning Paul Newman: Risk factors of the 'horrible' disease that killed actor Findings published in the journal Nature Metabolism earlier this year found … [Read more...] about How to live longer: Climbing nighttime temperatures may increase death rates by 60% – why?
The Highland Road estate of former LSU Basketball Coach Will Wade is up for sale with an asking price of nearly $1.6 million. The 4,377-square-foot home is just past Highland Road Park. It features four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and sits on a 1.5 acre lot with oak trees. The home has an outdoor kitchen, three-car garage and a full home generator. The house was built in 1985. It was put up for sale on Friday. Wade was fired in March after LSU received an NCAA notice of allegations regarding major recruiting irregularities, which included making cash payments to people close to players. He had been coach of the Tigers for nearly 5 years. Wade and his wife, Lauren, bought the home in June 2017 for nearly $1.3 million. … [Read more...] about The home of ex-LSU basketball coach Will Wade is up for sale. See inside.
Short-notice strike action has seen a train operator slash its timetables and widespread delays are expected from this weekend. Avanti West Coast, which runs services on the west coast mainline between London , Birmingham , Manchester and Glasgow, accused train drivers’ union Aslef of carrying out ‘unofficial strike action’ from Saturday. Services between London Euston and Manchester are expected to be the worst affected, with frequencies reduced from three trains per hour to just one from Sunday. The company has also paused sales of train tickets to travel from Sunday until September 11 while it establishes a new timetable. Tickets are expected to be released weekly on a rolling basis, starting from the end of this week. Avanti managing director Phil Whittingham wrote in a letter to the rail industry that the ‘current industrial relations climate’ has resulted in ‘severe staff shortages in some grades through increased sickness levels, as well as unofficial … [Read more...] about Rail company cuts timetables and halts ticket sales due to ‘unofficial strike’
Aircraft pilots' rogue drone sightings took off in 2015, according to a report released Wednesday by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a trend the agency is calling "dangerous and illegal." But some argue the threat is being exaggerated, as the number of bird strikes far outnumber drone sightings. So far in 2015, airplane and helicopter pilots have reported seeing 650 drones, while only 238 were spotted the year prior, the agency's report says. While drones are flying hazards, this kind of threat to planes are nothing new. U.S. airline captain Chris Manno wrote that the drone threat is overblown on his blog JetHead . "[W]hile the new hobbyist drones begin to enjoy an increasing level of retail sales, the bird hazard numbers literally in the millions," he wrote. "By sheer numbers alone, bird conflicts and even bird strikes dwarf the number of drone 'sightings' by airliners, but they're simply no longer news." Each year since 1990, the FAA compiles data on the … [Read more...] about The Greater Threat to Airplanes? Birds, Not Drones
Duncansville, Pa. — Researchers are seeking thousands of volunteers in the U.S. and Europe to test the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in 20 years -- in hopes of better fighting the tick-borne threat. Lyme is a growing problem , with cases rising and warming weather helping ticks expand their habitat. While a vaccine for dogs has long been available, the only Lyme vaccine for humans was pulled off the U.S. market in 2002 from lack of demand, leaving people to rely on bug spray and tick checks. Now Pfizer and French biotech Valneva are aiming to avoid previous pitfalls in developing a new vaccine to protect both adults and kids as young as 5 from the most common Lyme strains on two continents. "There wasn't such a recognition, I think, of the severity of Lyme disease" and how many people it affects the last time around, Pfizer vaccine chief Annaliesa Anderson told The Associated Press. Robert Terwilliger, an avid hunter and hiker, was first in line Friday when … [Read more...] about Pfizer, French firm starting testing of major Lyme disease vaccine
EVER had to search high and low before Christmas only to find the toys your kids want are sold out everywhere? Now one former Argos employee has revealed the secret to getting hold of all the top toys before they run out - and grab a huge discount at the same time. The insider has lifted the lid on the retail giant, divulging why you should leave your kids at home when shopping at Argos and explains why it can take ages for items you've ordered to come up to the tills. As part of Fabulous’ new series, Talking Shop, we’re finding out what it’s really like to work in your favourite high-street stores. This week we meet Sarah Tulley, 35, from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, who worked at Argos for over a year in 2013. Here Sarah, who now works as a customer service advisor and lives with hubby Chris, 37, and their son, 15, reveals just how you can snag the best bargains and avoid queues. MORE IN TALKING SHOP TALKING SHOP I worked at Primark … [Read more...] about I worked at Argos – here’s why you should start your Christmas shopping in SUMMER & never bring your kids into the store
ONE of Aldi's most popular products is back in stock - but you'll have to be fast if you want to pick one up. The German supermarket giant's Gardenline Hanging Egg Chair is back on sale and can be bought online . According to Aldi's website, the chair is perfect for use on the patio or conservatory and comes with a £189.99 price tag. The chair is only available online and because it's a Specialbuy it will only be on sale for a limited time. It's worth bearing in mind that the delivery fee when ordering online is £9.95 and it usually takes between two to seven working days from your order date for the chair to arrive. Orders are restricted to one per person as well. Read more in Shopping NOT SO SWEET Tesco is selling Christmas favourite - shoppers are all saying the same thing SPLASH OUT Cheapest inflatable pools from B&M and Wilko with prices slashed by up to 50% The maximum weight the chair can … [Read more...] about Aldi’s sell-out hanging egg chair is back in stock – but not for long
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06.06.2022 06:32 Key points to know for Monday: Ukrainian forces are "holding on" in Sievierodonetsk, President Zelenskyy said on Monday. Earlier the regional governor said the local situation had 'worsened' for Ukrainian forces under intense Russian bombardment. Russian forces continue to push towards Sloviansk in the Donbas, says UK military intelligence. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov cancelled a Monday visit to Serbia after neighbouring countries closed their airspace to his plane. Moscow has criticised the move . Lavrov followed Putin in warning the West on Monday against providing Ukraine with long-range rockets. Earlier the UK said it would supply new rocket launcher systems to Ukraine, with a range of 80km. Russian car sales fell by 52% in April, a year-on-year drop of 83%, industry figures show, largely due to Western sanctions. The head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff has said Ukrainians are facing the "same horrors" as the French did in World … [Read more...] about Ukraine war: Ukrainian forces ‘holding on’ in Sievierodonetsk, says Zelenskyy