People should not expect pay rises above inflation this year as the stagnation in wages is set to continue until the end of 2018, according to a leading thinktank. The pay squeeze is likely to get worse before it gets better, with no meaningful recovery in wage packets before the end of next year, the Resolution Foundation found. Real wage growth is expected to be zero over the course of 2018 as a whole, meaning the pressure on living standards is set to continue. Inflation started outstripping pay rises at the beginning of 2017, marking a return to the pay squeeze that took hold after the financial crisis and finally began to ease in 2015. The Resolution Foundation said there was some cause for optimism about the year ahead as there were signs that the pressure on pay could start to lift towards the end of 2018. It also highlighted the rise in the minimum wage for the lowest-paid workers, who will see their hourly rate rise by 4.3% in April to £7.83, and a pick-up in … [Read more...] about Zero real wage growth in Britain until end of 2018, thinktank forecasts
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An incredible super blue blood moon - a phenomenon which hadn’t happened for more than 150 years - lit up the night sky last week as many people across the world watched in awe. Although there won't be another super blue blood moon again any time soon, there are still plenty of dazzling celestial events to look forward to this year. From stellar meteor showers to spectacular full moons, stargazers will be busy looking to the heavens over the coming months with lots going on in the skies. Here's an in-depth look at what’s ahead to get excited about this year. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now 1. Mars and Antares appear: February 12 Mars and the big red star Antares will glow orange in the night sky, on February 12. Despite Mars being 140 million miles away from Earth, and Antares 600 light years away, they will appear close in the sky on the night. 2. Moon to line up with Taurus … [Read more...] about From stunning meteor showers to a total lunar eclipse: 13 amazing astronomical events in 2018
Shooting stars spawned by history's most famous comet will be visible from the UK over the weekend. The Eta Aquariids is an annual event that occurs when Earth passes through a stream of ice and dust left in the trail of Halley's Comet. The comet produces two meteor showers - the Eta Aquariids, which are always visible in May, and the Orionids, which are visible in October. What are the Eta Aquariids? The Eta Aquariid meteors are formed from debris shed by Halley's Comet , which is best known for its appearance in the Bayeux tapestry. Discovered in 1705 by Edmund Halley, Halley's Comet takes about 76 years to complete one orbit around the sun. The last time it swung past the Earth was in 1986, when the comet could be seen as a smudge of light in the night sky. It's next appearance will be in 2062, but each year tiny particles from the comet the size of grains of sand burn up in the atmosphere. This results in a shower of "shooting stars" over the Earth - a display that attracts … [Read more...] about How to watch the Eta Aquariid meteor shower 2018: Shooting stars from Halley’s Comet to light up the night sky
ANT McPartlin took a break from our screens in 2018 after his drink-drive conviction but is now firmly back. And now he's preparing to host the latest series of I'm A Celeb after Holly Willoughby stood in for him last year. Here's the latest on the national treasure... Who is Ant McPartlin and how tall is he? Anthony David "Ant" McPartlin, OBE, first came to prominence on kids' TV show Byker Grove. The Geordie, who was born on November 18, 1975, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, is best known as one half of the TV presenting duo Ant & Dec.The English television presenter, producer and actor stands at 5 foot 8 inches tall. He is known for his small stature along with best pal Declan Donnelly, who is 5ft 6 inches. What is Ant McPartlin's tattoo? Following his drink driving arrest Ant McPartlin got a tattoo of the Alcoholics Anonymous symbol on his left wrist to symbolise his commitment to his recovery. The design is a triangle inside a circle.Then in August 2018 the star was spotted with … [Read more...] about How tall is Ant McPartlin, what’s his net worth and how many children does the I’m a Celeb host have?
The UK’s privacy regulator has criticised the Department for Education (DfE) for secretly sharing children’s personal data with the Home Office, triggering fears it could be used for immigration enforcement as part of the government’s hostile environment policy. Acting on a complaint by the campaigning organisation, Against Borders for Children (ABC), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) ruled that the DfE had failed to comply fully with its data protection obligations and may face further regulatory action. Pupil data is routinely collected by schools, according to the human rights organisation Liberty, representing the complainant, but teachers and parents were unaware in this case that the children’s information could be shared with immigration enforcement and result in their families being deported. In a letter to Liberty, seen by the Guardian, the ICO says its investigations team is now considering whether to take further action against the DfE … [Read more...] about Department of Education criticised for secretly sharing children’s data