Clothing: £80 a month/ £960 a year Entertainment: £50 a month/ £600 a year Bills: £34 a month/ £408 a year Groceries: £10 a month/ £120 a year Debts: £1,749 in interest over lifetime of debt Total saving: £174 a month/ £2,088 a year or £3,945 once you factr in debt savings on top … [Read more...] about I earn £35,000 a year but owe £5,000, have an IVA and struggle to manage money – can I buy a home?
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He added: “The individual concerned — General Qasem Soleimani — was, among other things, responsible over many years for arming the Houthis with missiles with which they attacked innocent civilians; arming Hezbollah with missiles, which again they used to attack innocent civilians; sustaining the Assad regime in Syria, which is one of the most brutal and barbaric regimes in the world; and, of course, supplying improvised explosive devices to terrorists who, I am afraid, killed and maimed British troops. That man had the blood of British troops on his hands.” … [Read more...] about Donald Trump lashes out at UK over Iran crisis as he demands end to nuclear deal
"In the event of no-deal disruption, if the Government wants the food supply chain to work together to tackle likely shortages - to decide where to prioritise shipments - they will have to provide cast-iron written reassurances that competition law will not be strictly applied to those discussions," said FDF's Tim Rycroft. … [Read more...] about Food industry demands legal change to co-ordinate no-deal Brexit response
What many delegates conceded was that allegations of abuse within games industry workplaces reflect a wider culture of sexist and misogynistic harassment in the video game playing community. Women in Games is currently working with research firm, Bryter, to expose the extent and severity of toxicity and gendered abuse within gaming. According to Bryter’s Female Gamers report 2019: “Last year, we revealed that one in three female gamers has experienced abuse from their male counterparts, and unfortunately, this statistic has not improved one year on. Not surprisingly, the majority of this is happening online. Of the female gamers who had experienced abuse or discrimination, 31% had received verbal abuse from other male gamers while playing online multiplayer games, 33% had been sent inappropriate content or messages, and 14% had received threats of rape.” … [Read more...] about ‘This industry has a problem with abuse’: dealing with gaming’s #MeToo moment
A few years later, in 2016, I went from being a pregnant mother of a toddler to a cancer patient overnight. I did things that seem, looking back, unthinkable, such as undergoing surgery while pregnant and starting chemotherapy when my daughter was one week old and still in intensive care in a hospital 60 miles from home. My husband, son and I had moved from London to Leicestershire a few months before, and we didn’t know many people in our new village. Friends from afar, all with young families of their own, sent flowers, chocolates and books, all of which helped. But what we lacked was on-the-ground support. … [Read more...] about I was juggling work, kids and cancer and needed help. Then 20 new friends swooped to my rescue