"Please come to the Bewdley house with a rainbow doorway to buy a homebaked rainbow cake and get a last selfie by the rainbow door. … [Read more...] about Shocked family ordered to remove rainbow around to door to honour NHS heroes by killjoy council chiefs
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“I am determined to make the Armed Forces a more modern, inclusive and family friendly employer, in order to improve the working environment for retention of all personnel but also to encourage more talented women to pursue long, and fulfilling careers in uniform.” … [Read more...] about Free breakfasts and after-school childcare announced for Armed Forces families
Before lockdown, Morgan enjoyed going out with friends and is happy about the chancellor’s “eat out to help out” scheme. She has reservations, however, about the way the discount will be implemented – and is particularly worried that she will not be able to use it in the local eateries she wants to support. … [Read more...] about ‘Pensioners are already suffering’: responses to the summer statement
It’s not just online bookies that exploit this pattern. A recent study of the most popular desktop videogames showed that more than 70% of games – even some designed for young children – now contain “loot boxes”: opportunities for players to spend money on mystery virtual items. They are commonplace in Fortnite, Overwatch and Fifa. Sega’s Football Manager routinely displays betting odds as a way of measuring probability; whenever League One Matches feature, they are always referred to along with the name of their official sponsor – Sky Bet League One. Last September, cognitive psychologists called for loot boxes to be regulated in the UK. … [Read more...] about ‘My son was shaking, trying not to go online’: how the gambling industry got its claws into children
Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. … [Read more...] about What was your best purchase during lockdown?