TWO lucky Premium Bond holders have guaranteed themselves a VERY happy Easter this year by scooping the top £1million prize in the April prize draw. Their winning numbers, drawn in Dorset and the region of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, were just two of a total of just over 3 million drawn — with over £86 million paid out in prizes. The male winner based in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is the first in the region to scoop the top prize since January last year. He currently has £30,725 invested in Premium Bonds – his winning bond was number 141JM676632. The Dorset winner, another man, has £38,320 invested, and his winning bond 216YS216548 was was reinvested from a £50 prize in January 2014. His victory is the eighth overall in the county, with the last coming in July 2017. Jill Waters, Retail Director at organisers NS&I, said: "While the Easter period consists of chocolate eggs for many of us, two of our Premium Bond holders will be … [Read more...] about April 2018 Premium Bonds winning numbers – have you won £1 million cash prize?
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The goal of the SEC is to keep retail investors safe. On January 25th, Jay Clayton of the SEC and J. Christopher Giancarlo of the CFTC published an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal (ungated here), in which they wrote: A key issue before market regulators is whether our historical approach to the regulation of currency transactions is appropriate for the cryptocurrency markets. ... We would support policy efforts to revisit these frameworks and ensure they are effective and efficient for the digital era. They conclude: If history is any guide, DLT [Digital Ledger Technology] is likely to be followed by many more life-changing innovations. But we will not allow it or any other advancement to disrupt our commitment to fair and sound markets In this direct response, I argue that we now have a remarkable chance to address market regulation from the ground up, rather than trying to fit new products into existing rules. We should adopt an evidence-based approach and find a solution … [Read more...] about Blockchain tokens and ICOs: An open letter to the SEC
PUBLISHED: 13:47 31 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:00 31 January 2018 Richard Burton £300k is the magic number for many first-time buyers IPGGutenbergUKLtd Since Stamp Duty was slashed last year, £300,000 has become a magic number for first-time buyers. Richard Burton looked at what’s for sale locally in this price bracket The Chancellor's recent Budget announcement has received a mostly positive response from first-time buyers Early signs that Government plans to get people on to the housing ladder by cutting Stamp Duty appear to be bearing fruit in Hertfordshire, or parts of it, at least. The Chancellor’s Budget announcement that the tax would be abolished for first-time buyers on homes under £300,000 – and give substantial relief to those spending up to £500,000 – was predicted to benefit more than a million in the next five years. The freeze will save buyers around £5,000, cash that could now go towards a deposit. Labour … [Read more...] about On the move?: How Stamp Duty changes have impacted on first-time buyers in Herts
Hartlepool United Football Club is in a desperate situation. With the club’s owners looking for a way out, the club is up for sale and facing an uncertain future. Sports Editor Nick Loughlin spoke with chair woman Pam Duxbury to discuss the situation at Victoria Park. TWELEVE months ago this week, Hartlepool United employed Dave Jones as manager. As he and then chairman Gary Coxall sat and spoke at his first press conference, the talk was positive. A bright future was planned under a manager with some pedigree. Instead, the club collapsed on and off the pitch. Jones won only three games in charge and left with Pools on the brink of relegation to the Football League, which was confirmed in May. Loading article content All the effort, work and honesty from the likes of Ronnie Moore, Chris Turner, Billy Horner and others in keeping Pools in the Football League over the years was turned over in a space of weeks. Coxall departed the same week, leaving a trail of financial … [Read more...] about HARTLEPOOL UNITED: Pam Duxbury opens up on the mess at Victoria Park
A grant of £62,500 has been awarded for a specialist study to look at how Buxton can best capitalise on the renaissance of its heritage buildings. The study, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant, will also look at the town's legacy as a centre for wellbeing, with the ultimate aim of ensuring it is at the top of visitors’ ‘must visit’ lists. It is being commissioned by the Buxton Visitor Economy Strategy Steering Group, made up of people representing Buxton’s key cultural heritage attractions including the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust, the University of Derby, Buxton Opera House and Vision Buxton, working in partnership with both High Peak Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council. Paul Kerryson, joint chair of the steering group and Buxton Opera House director, said: “We’re very grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund and, of course, everyone who plays the National Lottery, for their ongoing support in Buxton’s … [Read more...] about £62,500 lottery cash award to help Buxton capitalise on heritage renaissance