What is this race and why should I care about it? Why, it's only the 109th edition of the Tour de France , one of the three grand tours, the others being the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España . Regardless of what some believe, this is the biggest and brashest bike race in the world, with an estimated 80 per cent of most WorldTour team's sponsorship income being based around the Tour. Founded in 1903 by Henri Desgrange, editor of L'Auto newspaper, the Tour may not be the favourite stage race of the cycling cognoscenti but it is one that captures the imagination of the wider sporting public. As a result, the race is the biggest annual sporting event in the world with more live spectators than even the Olympics or football World Cup. When does the Tour de France start? This year's Tour de France started with a 13.2-kilometre individual time trial through Copenhagen , the capital of Denmark, on Friday July 1, 2022. How long is this year's Tour de France? The second … [Read more...] about Tour de France 2022 route, stage 21, teams and how to watch on TV
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It was the most radical financial statement for decades. Now Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng will be hoping their tax cuts, economic reforms and freezing of energy bills help to reverse the cost of living crisis and the Conservatives’ fortunes. This weekend, there were glimmers of hope for Downing Street in the early reactions of some of the voters who had initially spoken about their fears for the coming months in focus groups and interviews conducted for this newspaper before Ms Truss’s arrival in Downing Street. The voters, from working class households, who backed the Conservatives in 2019 had spoken of the growing pressure of rising food and energy prices. In discussions led by Public First, an opinion research firm, several said that their choice at the next election would depend on Ms Truss’s handling of the cost of living crisis. Ben, from Gomersal, West Yorks, who works in IT and previously described himself as “anxious” over rising energy and food costs, said of … [Read more...] about Voters give Truss’s reforms a cautious welcome, but cost of living will be the true test
Energy bills: Martin Lewis discusses standing charges SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The cost of living support payment will be paid from October and spread over the next six months. However, how people are paid is down to their energy provider and how they usually pay their energy bills or whether they have a meter. Related articles National Insurance to be cut on Thursday in tax boost for 30 million UK’s most popular ISA funds crash by HALF – do you own any of them? READ MORE Meet the couple who forked out £5,000 to stop overspending Typically, if people pay by monthly direct debit, they will get the cash paid into their bank account or as a bill reduction. … [Read more...] about When will British Gas, SSE and EDF customers receive their £400 cost of living payment?
Tour de France organisers have been accused of offering an “insulting” amount of prize money in this year’s history-making women’s Tour de France Femmes. After years of failed attempts and half-hearted incarnations, women’s cycling will finally have a race to compare to the men’s Tour de France when the eight-stage race begins in Paris on Sunday. Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO), the organisers of the event, are offering a prize purse of €250,000 for the event - making it the richest race in the women’s peloton this year - courtesy of virtual cycling giant Zwift coming on board as a headline sponsor. But that figure equates to just a tenth of the €2.2 million prize pot on offer in this year’s men’s Tour, despite it being three times longer than the women’s. “If the women are racing over eight days and the men 21, then no, I don't think it should be a 50-50 split,” said cycling activist Kathryn Bertine, who co-founded Le Tour Entier, the pressure group which pushed for the … [Read more...] about ‘Insulting’ prize pot for Tour de France Femmes
The Tour de France has entered its final week with Geraint Thomas currently occupying the third podium spot, two minutes 43 seconds behind the yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and just 21 seconds behind second placed Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates). The question is, does the Welshman, and his team Ineos Grenadiers, protect that place and follow wheels, hoping for one or both of the riders ahead to slip up? Or do they risk it all going for a famous victory? Thomas, who has already won the Tour in 2018, and finished runner-up in 2019, suggested on the final rest day on Monday that he was prepared to do the latter. But he stressed there was no point in “attacking just for the sake of attacking - for the TV cameras”. It had to be well thought out and worth the risk. Here, Telegraph Sport looks at Thomas’ options in the final week. Let Pogacar and Vingegaard to trade blows, then swoop? The safe option. And pretty much what Ineos have been doing so far in this … [Read more...] about Four ways Geraint Thomas could pull off a shock Tour de France victory
Mini-Budget: Kwarteng announces cut to basic rate income tax SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng 's mini-budget offered Britons a taste of Liz Truss ' economic policy this afternoon. He outlined the Government's "growth plan" in the House of Commons , made up primarily of tax breaks. They will largely benefit the UK's wealthier consumers to kickstart economic growth, which has triggered discussions about trickle-down economics. Related articles Truss is ‘ditching populism’, says economist Julian Jessop Chancellor insists he'll never apologise for 'bet big' courage What is trickle-down economics? In economic theory, a "trickle-down" financial policy primarily benefits … [Read more...] about Mini-budget: What is trickle-down economics? Has it ever worked?
When I was a child I used to get £1 postal orders from my grandma and grandpa at Christmas and birthdays. These went into a savings account that my dad set up for me and sat there for a few years, not doing much, until I emptied the account in my teens to buy clothes. If only my grandparents had known about investing in the stock market back then. For while it might seem that only rich parents produce rich kids, there are various ways you can accumulate a generous nest egg for your offspring — and if you do it right, you can even pave the way for them to become a millionaire in later life. Yes, really! Prudent new parents should consider starting a pension for their baby. A Junior SIPP (self-invested personal pension) is a brilliant way to amass future wealth for your child. Miss Moneysaver: 'If only my grandparents had known about investing in the stock market back then. For while it might seem that only rich parents produce rich kids, there are various ways you can … [Read more...] about Yes, you can make your child a millionaire…by the time they’re 37! MISS MONEYSAVER helps you with the cost of living crunch
Air fryers are fast becoming a popular kitchen appliance (Image: Getty Images) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info With the cost of living biting hard and energy bills going through the roof, households are scrambling for ways to save money. One way you can do this is by replacing your kitchen appliances with energy-saving devices like slow cookers and air fryers. Related articles Woman losing sleep over development which will block her view British backpacker's mum begs Australian police to find son's remains Air fryer sales have boomed in recent times, with people amazed at how cheap they are to run while still being able to make their favourite dishes. Uswitch claims it costs around 12p to cook chicken in an … [Read more...] about Experts share how air fryers work and if they are really healthy
IF bread is always at the top of your shopping list, you’ll know how much it can cost each time you get through another loaf. But did you know you could be spending over the odds for sourdough bread that isn’t actually sourdough at all? In a recent episode of Channel 5’s Save Money On Your Supermarket Shop, presenters Alexis Conran and Angellica Bell were once again on hand to guide viewers through the ways they can save cash every time they shop. But the hosts were left flabbergasted to discover that some breads aren’t all that they claim to be – particularly when it comes to an increasingly popular choice, sourdough. In a segment on the popular series, Angellica met with a food expert to find out why it’s so important to check EVERY word that’s featured on a loaf of bread’s packaging. Angellica and some bakers showed viewers that pure sourdough bread is made from a simple ingredient list of flour, water, salt and – most importantly – a starter culture instead of … [Read more...] about I’m a food expert, there’s a special word on bread packaging that means you should avoid buying it
A BOMBSHELL book has shone a light into how Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Royal life unravelled - with SEVEN standout claims. Courtiers: the Hidden Power Behind the Crown by Times reporter Valentine Low details a series of jaw-dropping allegations levelled at The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their time as working Royals. Amongst the claims are allegations of bullying, " harsh" treatment of aides and disputes between other Royals. Other anecdotes claim that Meghan, 41 , even moaned "I can't believe I'm not getting paid for this" during a royal tour in Australia. Meanwhile the alleged behaviour of the Sussexes in the run up to their May 2018 wedding is also prised open for all to see. The Sussexes began Royal duties following their wedding - but they left The Firm in an extraordinary exit in January 2020 for a new life in California. READ MORE ROYAL STORIES MEGA 'BULLY' What 'bully' Meghan told stressed out aide to … [Read more...] about Seven bombshell claims reveal how Meghan and Prince Harry’s Royal life unravelled – from tour moans to ‘bullying’ staff