A major insurer detected nearly a quarter of a million pounds worth of bogus claims every day last year. Aviva saw a 9.5 per cent year-on-year jump in the number of fraudulent claims it declined in 2016, fuelled by increases in fraud detection across motor bodily injury, household and liability claims. It declined one in 10 whiplash claims for proven or suspected fraud last year. A major insurer detected nearly a quarter of a million pounds worth of bogus claims every day last year (picture posed by model) The insurance giant said, in total, it detected more than £85 million of insurance fraud last year, or around £232,000 worth of bogus claims every day. The majority of fraud it detects is from third parties who are not its customers. Whiplash fraud remains a major concern, Aviva said, with bodily injury frauds such as exaggerated or bogus whiplash claims continuing to account for the majority of fraud Aviva identifies. Bodily injury fraud accounts for 59 per cent of … [Read more...] about Bogus claims at Aviva hit £85m: Major insurer detects more than £230,000 of fraudulent claims every day during 2016
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A 26-year-old reality TV star who married a local councillor 35 years her senior is among the newly elected Tory MPs who helped smash Labour's red wall. Dehenna Davison, who made the headlines in 2015 with her marriage to 59-year-old John Fareham, won Bishop Auckland in County Durham, which had been held by Labour since 1935. Following her triumph, she paid an emotional tribute to her late father, who was killed by a single blow to the head when she was 13. Sheffield-born Ms Davison said she was motivated by her father Dominic's memory, and the tragedy inspired her to make a difference. Dehenna Davison made the headlines in 2015 with her marriage to 59-year-old John Fareham (pictured together) Ms Davison reads her victory speech at Spennymoor Leisure Centre after snatching the Bishop Auckland seat from Labour for the first time in over 80 years She said: 'It gave me a very clear sense of injustice I grew up overnight, literally overnight.' The young … [Read more...] about One of Boris Johnson’s new MPs is reality TV star, 26, who made headlines after marrying local councillor 35 years her senior
In the small hours of 25 February 1983, the playwright Tennessee Williams died in his suite at the Elysée, a small, pleasant hotel on the outskirts of the Theatre District in New York City. He was 71: unhappy, a little underweight, addicted to drugs and alcohol and paranoid sometimes to the point of delirium. According to the coroner's report, he'd choked on the bell-shaped plastic cap of a bottle of eyedrops, which he was in the habit of placing on or under his tongue while he administered to his vision. The next day, the New York Times ran an obituary claiming him as "the most important American playwright after Eugene O'Neill", though it had been two decades since his last successful play. It listed his three Pulitzer prizes, for A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Night of the Iguana, adding: "He wrote with deep sympathy and expansive humour about outcasts in our society. Though his images were often violent, he was a poet of the human heart." He was also a … [Read more...] about What drives writers to drink?
Since late summer, many LGBTQ+ Facebook users’ newsfeeds have begun to display medically incorrect targeted advertising. These ads pertain to Truvada, a one-pill-a-day pharmaceutical that has been demonstrated to reduce the likelihood of HIV transmissions by as much as 99%, making it a key mechanism in the decades-long fight against HIV/Aids. “Side Effects from taking an HIV Drug…” reads one badly punctuated message, full of random capitalizations. “The manufacturers had a safer drug & kept it secret … They kept selling the dangerous one.” That ad, which runs on Instagram as well as Facebook, is paid for by the Virginia law firm KBA Attorneys. It cites unspecified bone and kidney conditions as side effects from Truvada, dangling the prospect of financial compensation from what appears to be a nascent product-liability lawsuit against manufacturer Gilead Sciences. Advocates took note. “PrEP is safe and generally well-tolerated,” … [Read more...] about Facebook ads are spreading lies about anti-HIV drug PrEP. The company won’t act