A 25-year-old man from Harrow made thousands of pounds through fraudulent Oyster Card claims. Benjamin Hyacinth, of Clitheroe Avenue, used stolen credit card details to request refunds to Oyster cards, which were then paid into bank accounts in his control. He claimed more than £6,000 through the scam in one month. He was arrested in late 2016 and early 2017 and pleaded guilty at Blackfriars Crown Court to three counts of fraud by false representation. He was sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months and ordered to pay £5,000 in compensation. Read More Other police appeals you can help with Two other men - Jerome Hamilton, aged 23, of Gravely Lane, in Erdington, and Gabriel Jima-Otero, aged 18, of Wilton Crescent, in Southampton, were sentenced for Oyster Card fraud at Blackfriars Crown Court on the same day. Hamilton was given a 12 month community order for one count of acquiring criminal property. And Jima-Otero, who was guilty of one count of … [Read more...] about Harrow Oyster card fraudster stole thousands of pounds in a month
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A controversial competition is offering a member of the public the chance to earn £10,000 if they agree to put on five stone and lose it again in six months. The company behind the scheme plans to set the person up with a personal trainer to lose the weight in order 'to demonstrate that losing a considerable amount of weight can be done in a short time frame.' But the competition has been criticised by doctors and nutritionists, who say that contestants taking part could be putting their health at risk. A controversial competition is offering a member of the public the chance to earn £10,000 if they agree to put on five stone and lose it again in six months (Pictured: The Bark advert) It is being run by website Bark.com, which connects customers with local service professionals. The chosen person will be required to put on five stone in three months then lose it in the same amount of time. The person chosen will be required to eat an extra 3,500 calories a … [Read more...] about Would YOU put on FIVE stone and lose it in six months for £10,000?
A WOMAN had a 9.4 stone ovarian tumour removed that left her wheelchair-bound and unable to eat. It took a team of 25 surgeons to remove the growth in one of the biggest tumour removals ever performed. The tumour, which grew at a rate of 10 pounds a week, was slowly crushing the 38-year-old's digestive tract. It took two weeks to plan the five-hour surgery due to the size of the mass and how close it was to almost all of her vital organs. The surgery was a success and the patient was discharged two weeks later, expected to make a full recovery. Rapid weight gain over a period of two months prompted to woman to seek medical help, which is when doctors discovered her benign mucinous ovarian tumour. A CT scan revealed the large mass and she was referred to Danbury Hospital in Connecticut for further treatment. Dr Vaagn Andikyan a gynecologic oncologist who treated the patient, said: "I might expect to see a 25-pound ovarian tumour, but a 132-pound tumour is very rare. "When … [Read more...] about Doctors remove 9 STONE tumour from woman who was left unable to eat by giant mass that grew in 2 months
By April 25, 2018, 5:45 PM EDT Asian stocks looked set for gains following a choppy U.S. session that saw equities close slightly higher as investors assessed the ongoing earnings season and the implications of rising U.S. bond yields. The dollar rose to the highest in three months and Treasuries extended losses.Futures signaled gains on equity indexes in Japan, Australia and Hong Kong. Better-than-expected sales at Facebook Inc. lifted its shares in after-hours trading and gave a boost to S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 index futures. The greenback strengthened against almost every major peer, with the euro among the losers ahead of Thursday’s European Central Bank rate decision. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield climbed to 3.03 percent.Investors are weighing the ability of global equities, which already trade at elevated valuations, to cope with higher interest rates. Facebook showed ad sales are near records and users keep flocking to the social network, the latest in … [Read more...] about Asia Stocks to Gain; Dollar Holds at 3-Month High: Markets Wrap
U.K. inflation slowed to the weakest in a year in March, raising questions about how quickly the Bank of England will increase interest rates.Consumer prices rose 2.5 percent from a year earlier, down from 2.7 percent in February, the Office for National Statistics said on Wednesday. That’s less than economists estimated and below the BOE’s most recent forecast of 2.8 percent for the same period. Core inflation cooled to 2.3 percent, also the lowest rate in a year.The figures may weaken the case for more interest-rate increases later this year. Policy makers are widely expected to raise the benchmark for a second time in six months at their May meeting as inflation continues to exceed the 2 percent target.Officials have also said they’ll likely need to raise borrowing costs several times over the coming years as domestically generated inflation pressures pick up.The pound tumbled after the data, sliding 0.7 percent to $1.4182 as of 10:19 a.m. London time.While a hike … [Read more...] about U.K. Inflation Drops More Than Expected to Slowest in a Year