Britain's leading share index has risen sharply on the prospect of more help for the housing sector in Rishi Sunak's Budget later this week, as well as a boost for government stimulus in the US. The FTSE 100 was up by about 2% - or more than 100 points - in morning trading, with builders such as Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Developments leading the way. It was part of a global rally for stocks following the approval by the US House of Representatives on Friday of President Joe Biden 's $1.9trn coronavirus pandemic relief bill. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Businesses react to chancellor's promises In London , the rally for house builders came after it was revealed over the weekend that a scheme to guarantee 95% of mortgage loans for first-time buyers will be announced in the Budget . They are also in line to benefit if, as reported, the chancellor extends a stamp duty holiday announced last … [Read more...] about Budget: FTSE 100 rallies as Chancellor Rishi Sunak plans help for home buyers
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THIS is the stomach-churning moment a "disgusting" bloke uses a filthy train seat as a dining table while sitting cross-legged on the floor. The sickening photo shows a man sitting on the floor as he digs in his takeaway meal while travelling on a service in Perth. The passenger, dressed in jeans and a dark T-shirt, was spotted using the train seat as a table and a plate as he casually continued scrolling on his phone. The disgusting image was posted on Facebook by The Bell Tower Times, on Monday. The caption reads "Improvise, adapt, overcome. Don't miss out on all those seat flavours". Facebook users were shocked someone would choose to eat their meal off a train seat. "And when he's finished he can choose any flavour chewy from under the seat," one user said. "Yum yum the taste of a**," another one said. One Facebook user said "Gotta love some eggs, bacon and bodily fluids in the morning." A comment reads "Nothing like a bit of butt salt as seasoning!" while … [Read more...] about ‘Disgusting’ bloke uses filthy train seat as a dining table while sitting cross-legged on floor
The UK's first cases of the Brazil variant of coronavirus have been detected, with up to six people infected with the mutant strain. An urgent search was launched to find one of the six as officials have no idea who they are or where they live. That's because that person didn't fill in their test registration card. The P.1 variant is one of four variants of concern, and measures were brought in to prevent it from being brought into the country. However, they were too late, as a handful of travellers, who returned despite a ban on direct flights and days before quarantine hotels were brought in, have now tested positive for the variant, which may spread more rapidly and may respond less well to existing vaccines. Get the day's biggest stories delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for the Mirror newsletter here. The Brazil variant was first detected in the city of Manaus in December. It has been in the UK for a few weeks, UK health officials confirmed on … [Read more...] about Brazil Covid variant in UK: Where was it found, is it deadlier and do vaccines work?
TALLULAH Willis was "emotionally and psychologically abused" by a "sociopath" between the ages of 18 and 20. The daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, 27, said a woman she'd known since she was a child "trapped" her into living with her in a "house of horrors." Tallulah said that while she was never "physically touched", the woman coerced her into moving in with her, changed her phone number, took over her email and hid mail from her. "I have a story," she wrote in white text on a black background on Instagram on Sunday. "I've strived to be as open as possible, most often finding community with my vulnerability. With nervous fingers I am ready to share about a time in my life that I had chosen to not give to the public. "It's taken a long time to heal, and if I'm being honest even as a freshly 27-year-old the wounds are still gaping, yet I've been fighting each day to heal for the past couple years." Tallulah went on: "I am not ready to give you … [Read more...] about Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’ daughter Tallulah was ‘psychologically abused’ by a ‘sociopath’ for years as a teen
LEE Mack's new show The Chop has been pulled off air after a contestant appeared with "Nazi tattoos" on his face. Sky History tonight explained that no episodes of the series would be broadcast while the meaning of the inkings, which include a large '88', were investigated. Earlier today, the channel released a clip from The Chop: Britain's Top Woodworker - and introduced a man called Darren. They called him "the Bloke-With-All-The-Tattoos" but some including comedian Katherine Ryan claimed they had spotted neo-Nazi inkings. A spokesman for Sky History told The Sun tonight: "While we further investigate the nature, and meaning, of Darren’s tattoos, we have removed the video featuring him from our social media pages. "We will not be broadcasting any episodes of The Chop: Britain’s Top Woodworker until we have concluded that investigation. "Sky History stands against racism and hate speech of all kinds." According to the Anti-Defamation League, 88 - which appears … [Read more...] about Lee Mack show The Chop dropped as bosses investigate ‘Nazi tattoos’ on contestant’s face