Gabrielle Gardiner – who along with her fiancee set up a group to save dogs from the Chinese meat trade – talks to GRAEME COUSINS about her passion for animals A small but determined operation has been set up in Northern Ireland dedicated to helping dogs escape the Chinese meat trade and find new homes with families in the UK. Such is the nature of the work of Little China Dog Rescue, that they are regularly faced with tight deadlines to raise funds to bring dogs back from China.For example, right now they are trying to raise £4,000 in three weeks to rehome 10 dogs destined for slaughter for their meat.Gabby Gardiner, a 28-year-old emergency nurse from Belfast who started the fundraising group which is now seeking charity status, has been to China once and has another visit planned in a few weeks.She said: “Eating dog meat is commonplace in certain regions, and is more prevalent at certain times of the year like the Yulin dog meat festival and Chinese New Year. … [Read more...] about Before and after: one of the dogs saved by NI rescuers from slaughter in China
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Isas are a popular way for savers to squirrel away money. And given that these savings accounts are free from both capital gains and dividend tax, the Stocks and Shares Isa is particularly appealing to investors. With all that said, not all Isas are created equal, and charges can vary wildly across providers. Platforms can usually be divided into those with flat administration charges, and those that charge a percentage on holdings. So depending on your intention for the Isa, it pays to take care when deciding which provider to go for. For example, if you’re an active buyer and seller, it might be more cost-effective to choose a provider with a flat trading fee, otherwise your savings could be wiped out by hefty dealing charges. Reinvestment fees, transfer charges, and exit fees can also hammer you if you aren’t careful. So make sure you know the Isa inside out before using it as a platform to invest. If you’re trying to decide where is best to house your money, here … [Read more...] about How to choose a provider for your Stocks and Shares Isa
November 01, 2018 03:25 PM It was apparently important to him to show that it was a brand-name shoe -- quality, made in Italy. On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Angelo Ciocca, an Italian member of European Parliament, held up the sole of his shoe for all to see before trampling on the report produced by "euro idiots," this "mountain of lies" which claimed Italy's draft budget violates eurozone rules on deficit spending. The gesture came right after Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici had announced that the budget submitted by Italy must be revised within three weeks -- a rebuke that was unprecedented in the history of the European Union and a humiliation for Italy. That, at least, is how Ciocca saw it -- and he acted accordingly. He is a member of the right-wing nationalist Lega party, whose leader Matteo Salvini, as deputy prime minister in Rome, sets the tone. In fact, this alleged humiliation plays right into the hands of Italy's new leaders. It serves … [Read more...] about Weaponized Debt: Italy Doubles Down on Threat to Euro Stability
By JACK BLANCHARD PRESENTED BY LONDON CITY AIRPORT Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Wednesday morning from Brussels, where Theresa May arrives later today for the start of the European Council summit. BREAKING THIS MORNING: The U.S. confirmed that formal trade talks with Britain will begin in earnest after Brexit Day. In a letter to key Senate politicians made public last night, Donald Trump’s trade envoy Robert Lighthizer said negotiations will begin with Britain “as soon as it is ready after it exits the European Union on March 29, 2019.” The letter calls for an “ambitious trade agreement” to remove “existing goods and services tariff and non-tariff barriers.” Read it in full here. Definitely something for Brexiteers to cheer about, during a somewhat challenging week. Speaking of which: International Trade Secretary Liam Fox will surely make hay with the announcement at the annual CBI dinner at … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by London City Airport: US ready for trade talks — May meets Tusk tonight — Another year in the club?
Thousands of investors who make regular contributions into their shares portfolio have been left languishing in cash and missing out on months of returns after falling foul of European rules introduced at the start of the year, Telegraph Money can reveal. The UK’s biggest online stockbroker Hargreaves Lansdown, which has 1.1 million customers, said 3pc of its investors with regular savings plans have been affected. Investment consultancy The Lang Cat estimates that this equates to around 3,000 customers. Rival fund shops have also been affected. Since January 3, in order to buy shares, investment trusts, exchange traded funds, corporate or government bonds via a fund platform, investors must... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free … [Read more...] about Thousands of investors caught out by EU rules get no returns for months