Rip Off Britain: Lawyer Gary Rycroft gives tips on parking tickets This article contains affiliate links, we may receive a commission on any sales we generate from it. Learn more 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 Posting on Mumsnet, the woman questioned whether she was being unreasonable for blocking parking access for cars on a busy road. The driver said that parking at the school has been “hazardous for years”, adding that there is a crossing guard on the main road at the school gates, but not at the side road. Related articles UK motorists warned of major driving law changes tomorrow in October Should elderly motorists retake their driving test She said parents park on the double yellow … [Read more...] about ‘You are being unreasonable!’ Motorist sparks debate after blocking parking on busy road
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Tory MPs are threatening to block the abolition of the 45p tax rate as Liz Truss faces a rebellion over the mini-Budget. Some Conservative backbenchers are furious about the measure, arguing that it is “toxic” and has come at “ a high political cost for very little benefit”. MPs have told how they are getting “shouted at in the street” about the tax cut for top earners while their inboxes are flooded with correspondence from constituents angry about the move. Rebel Tories are preparing to vote down sections of the Finance Bill to block the abolition of the 45p rate by supporting amendments that would see it struck out, The Telegraph understands. On Thursday morning, Ms Truss defended her mini-Budget plans , saying that as Prime Minister she was prepared to take “controversial and difficult decisions”. During a morning round of interviews with BBC local radio stations, she insisted that “we had to take urgent action to get our economy growing”. But this did … [Read more...] about Tory rebels threaten to block scrapping of 45p tax rate
Published 21 July 2013 comments Comments Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The prime minister has warned internet companies that they need to act to block access to child abuse images or face new legal controls. David Cameron told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show search firms like Google must do more to stop results from "depraved and disgusting" search terms. Google said when it discovers child abuse images it acts to remove them. Labour said the PM's plans did not go "far enough" and criticised cuts to online child abuse policing budgets. Google is one of a number of firms which recently agreed on measures to step up the hunt for abusive images. In June, after a meeting chaired by the culture secretary, the government said Google and others including Yahoo!, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook would allow the charity the Internet Watch Foundation actively … [Read more...] about David Cameron urges internet firms to block child abuse images
VOICE-controlled devices such as Amazon's Echo speakers and Google Home devices could be slowing down children's development. Experts say the gadgets may have "long-term consequences on empathy, compassion and critical thinking" among kids. Millions of devices around the globe are loaded with artificial intelligence-driven smart assistants such as Alexa and Siri. Children are frequently left to play with the devices alone, chatting or reading to them and getting human-like responses. Using the devices as aids to help with young people's speech and reading might have negative consequences, experts said. The artificial intelligence (AI) driving the devices, combined with the human-sounding voices "may negatively affect children’s cognitive and social development," researchers wrote in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood. Read more about Alexa AMAZ-ING? Amazon unveils Kindle and Alexa speakers with BIG surprises just in time … [Read more...] about Urgent Amazon Alexa warning for ALL parents as new danger revealed
HARRY and Meghan have parted ways with their US-based PR agency, Sunshine Sachs. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex parted ways with the New York firm after their popularity plunged. Meghan has worked with the company since her days as an actress on legal drama Suits and is pals with senior partner Keleigh Thomas Morgan . The PR chief was invited to the royal wedding and has also represented American actor Tyler Perry, whose Los Angeles mansion Harry and Meghan used as a base while house-hunting. A source told the Daily Mail: “This is a really big deal for Meghan. She takes the view that she doesn’t need to pay an outside firm a lot of money to do PR for her and Harry anymore.” Sunshine Sachs played a key role when the Sussexes moved to California , allowing them to take advantage of contacts and a network of advisers and celebs. Read More on Harry & Meghan HIGH ALERT Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's neighborhood … [Read more...] about Harry & Meghan drop PR company – with Duchess ‘saying she doesn’t need to pay outside firm lots of money any more’
A veteran emergency medical services worker was killed while taking her lunch break on Thursday in what police are calling an ‘unprovoked attack.’ Alison Russo-Elling, an EMS lieutenant for the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) was fatally stabbed by a man in Queens. Russo-Elling was attacked around 2.20pm on Thursday, about half a block away from Station 49 in Astoria. Russo was reportedly grabbing food on her lunch break when a man ran up to her on the sidewalk and stabbed her multiple times. She was rushed to Mount Sinai Queens Hospital, where she died from her injuries. Her attacker was identified by police as Peter Zisopoulos. Zisopoulos, 34, had no prior arrests. He was hospitalized but never charged after making violent threats against Asians in 2018, a police source told the New York Daily News . Russo-Elling was a 24-year FDNY veteran. She started as a EMT in 1998, and was quickly promoted to paramedic in 2002. She was promoted to lieutenant in 2016. … [Read more...] about Veteran paramedic and 9/11 first responder fatally stabbed on her lunch break in unprovoked attack
Coronation Street is celebrating its landmark 10,000th episode this evening. The ITV soap will mark the milestone by airing an hour-long visit to Weatherfield tonight as residents embark on a trip to Blackpool. Corrie boss Iain MacLeod revealed that the soap was intending to mark its 10,000th episode with "some classic Corrie that has a comedic and character driven vibe". Cast members was spotted filming scenes involving an ambulance in Blackpool which are set to play out tonight. The soap's longest serving character Ken Barlow (William Roache) will join the residents on the trip which is planned by Rovers landlady Jenny Connor (Sally Ann Matthews). Coronation Street spoilers have revealed that tragedy will strike during the coach trip and leave one character with the realisation they need to moe on to pastures new. According to ITV, tonight's special episode will see "memories shared, secrets aired and tensions rise as it starts to look as though they won’t make it … [Read more...] about Coronation Street airing hour-long special tonight to mark soap’s 10,000th episode
There are big moves being made over in the world of BBC Radio, with both Scott Mills , Chris Stark and Steve Wright leaving their long-running shows on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2. Both Scott and Steve are practically part of the furniture at their respective stations but announced they would both be leaving their current afternoon shows in the months to come. Scott, 49, currently helms the drivetime slot alongside Chris Stark, 35, who will also be exiting the station, as well as the Official Chart Show on Fridays. This week, it was confirmed that Scott will be replacing Steve’s afternoon show, Steve Wright In The Afternoon, as part of a huge shake-up at the broadcaster this autumn. Steve, 67, announced he would be departing his beloved 2pm to 5pm slot in an emotional speech on Friday, as he came to the end of his programme. Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2 says: ‘Steve’s a legendary radio broadcaster and producer, known for his passion and commitment in keeping … [Read more...] about Why and when are Scott Mills and Steve Wright leaving their BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 shows?
Cost of living: Couple outline 'significant impact' of energy bills 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 Soaring living costs have led to an increasing number of Britons checking credit scores to find out what additional financial reserves could be available to help. In fact, searches have increased by 106 percent in the last month alone, according to research by Zuto Car Finance. Related articles DWP confirm £324 cost of living payment will be here ‘soon’ Expert tips to avoid going into ‘unmanageable debt’ this winter Having a strong credit score is one of the best ways to secure additional finance, as it proves to lenders that a person is financially reliable. The higher the score, the less … [Read more...] about ‘Easy!’: How to boost credit score in 10 steps – expert tips
Good evening. Here is the Thursday, September 30 edition of Today in Slovakia - the main news of the day in less than five minutes. For weekend events and news on travel and culture in Slovakia, see the latest edition of our Spectacular Slovakia newsletter. Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement A peek inside a new hospital in Bratislava It is as if you are in the TV show 'House: M.D.' There are rooms with glass doors, single beds, and large en-suite bathrooms. There are also modern operating theatres. The company Svet Zdravia, part of the Penta group, showed the Sme daily what its hospital in Bratislava's Bory district looks like from the inside. Penta will open the hospital, located in the northwest of the capital, next spring. It should be fully operational from the autumn of 2023. Among other departments, the … [Read more...] about News digest: What does Bratislava’s newest hospital look like inside?