Britain's official coronavirus death toll passed the grim milestone of 50,000 yesterday after health chiefs announced another 595 victims in the highest daily count since May Middle-class savers and entrepreneurs face being hammered by a multi-billion-pound tax raid under plans being considered by the Chancellor to repair the public finances High street retailed WH Smith has fallen into a £226 million loss in the past 12 months amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic Croydon Council declared itself practically bankrupt yesterday and blamed its financial crisis on the havoc caused by coronavirus ONS spokesman Jonathan Athow said: 'While all main sectors of the economy continued to recover, the rate of growth slowed again with the economy still remaining well below its pre-pandemic peak. … [Read more...] about Middle-classes face being milked to pay for Covid black hole: Tax watchdog urges Rishi Sunak into £90billion capital gains raid on property owners, savers and investors
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The Pass in Review takes place before the Inauguration Day parade, which will see Biden and Harris head to the White House for the first time as president and vice president. … [Read more...] about What is the Pass in Review?
Jenni Fagan’s savage 2012 debut novel, The Panopticon, was notable for characters whose resilience in the face of homelessness and socioeconomic defeat got them through. That resilience, with its accompanying anger and self-celebratory humour, re-emerges in the instantly recognisable denizens of her third novel, Luckenbooth. Society is in the process of discarding them, and failing. Marginal but never marginalised, they start out with plenty of energy. Whether that will survive their encounter with the world is always at issue, yet never in doubt. That’s why we care for them: gallant one moment, mad the next, glamorous the one after that, they feed so cheerfully off their apparent defeats and limitations, refusing to recognise adversity except as an environment. … [Read more...] about Luckenbooth by Jenni Fagan review – brilliantly strange
The man - known as Michael - said he and his wife had enjoyed the "beautiful resort" so much during their stay in December last year he flew home to bring his son over to join them. … [Read more...] about Husband complains that his wife romped with hotel masseuse on their luxury holiday in hilarious Tripadvisor review
It is likely there will be a split between the more traditional groups and pro-Trump loyalists - with the 45th President's future in the party likely to be determined in the coming weeks. … [Read more...] about Ex-FBI boss James Comey warns Joe Biden inauguration under threat from ‘armed and disturbed’ people after Capital riots