Yes, says Siobhan Freegard. Founder of Netmums.com and mother of three In the supermarket this week my nine-year-old daughter came running over to my trolley with a DVD in her hand. "Mum! Hotel for Dogs is out - can we get it? Please, please, pleeeeeease?" I explained that she could, if she wanted to buy it out of her own money. "Mmm, how much is it?" She was suddenly interested in the price. She paused and thought: "£13! I can rent it for £3 if I want and it'll probably be on TV soon anyway." She put it back. As usual, my kids are delighted to spend my money on whatever they can get in the trolley, but are much more sensible and thoughtful when it comes to putting their hands in their own pockets (or piggy banks). I like to think this is because they have, to some extent, earned their money and it therefore has a value to them. My children's pocket money is reward-based. They each have certain weekly jobs: they tidy their rooms, fold and organise their clothes and clear … [Read more...] about Should you hand over pocket money to children on a reward basis?
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Helen McCrory: Cillian Murphy on 'desperately sad' loss 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 Helen McCrory, who tragically passed away in 2021 from breast cancer, would have turned 54 today. The star left her entire six-figure estate to her nearest and dearest, along with an urge for her family to move on. Related articles Marriage’s Nicola Walker and Sean Bean discover 20-year connection Simon Cowell and Gareth Gates share heartbreak following Darius' death News of her death shocked fans who had no idea the star had even been diagnosed months earlier. Her husband, fellow actor Damian Lewis, announced the news in a “heartbroken” statement, with tributes pouring in from fans, colleagues and … [Read more...] about Helen McCrory: Where did Harry Potter and Peaky Blinders star’s fortune go?
ARSENAL enjoyed the perfect start to the Premier League season with that 2-0 win at Crystal Palace. A Friday night match away in a London derby under the lights had the hallmarks of a potential slip-up for Mikel Arteta. But goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka forcing Marc Guehi into an own goal ensured the Gunners took all three points back to the Emirates. And there is good reason for plenty of optimism and excitement going into the rest of the season... Gabriel Jesus IT is almost impossible to start anywhere else. The Brazilian centre-forward was the most crucial signing and proved so in pre-season. READ MORE ARSENAL STORIES GUNNERS NEWS Caicedo interest, Tielemans in talks 'for MONTHS', Barca line up Bellerin PARTY STARTER Deposit a minimum of £10 and get 120 FREE SPINS on Starburst with PartyCasino It is not as simple as Arsenal needing a new striker after the departures of … [Read more...] about Five reasons Arsenal should be excited for Premier League season ahead including Saliba and Arteta’s squad rebuild
Angela Rayner grilled on ‘departure’ of Labour members in July 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 Opposition party is facing financial ruin with the party treasurer’s report, logged with the electoral commission, showing it is operating at a significant loss. It recorded a £4.8million deficit, caused by costs of staff redundancies, a drop in membership subscriptions, and ongoing legal battles. Related articles 'Disgrace!' Corbyn rages at Starmer and says he WON'T say sorry Angela Rayner's boyfriend launches COUP against Starmer with new plot In total more than 91,000 Britons ripped up their membership cards last year. Membership stood at 432,213 at the end of 2021, down from 523,332 the year … [Read more...] about Another blow for Starmer: Labour’s £4.8m deficit exposed after 100k member EXODUS
By Egon Cossou Published 13 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Moving home is an upheaval. Just ask Kevin Harris. He's done it eight times in the last eight years. But it has meant that he's lived in some pretty interesting places. "I've woken up and counted myself lucky that I've got an amazing place to live in which is a little out of the ordinary," he says. That's an understatement. His homes have included a former children's nursery, a Victorian hunting lodge and a disused police station. Today, home is an old EMI building in west London. It's part of the site where records by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd were pressed. Kevin shares the three-storey building with 30 others. What was once an historic work space is now a living space, with each resident having their own individual room to sleep in. Some enjoy their own showers, while … [Read more...] about Property guardians move with the times to save cash
By John Campbell Published 2 hours ago comments Comments Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Northern Ireland's energy regulator has warned that households will face further gas prices rises in the coming weeks. The region's two suppliers, SSE and Firmus, last increased their prices at the start of July. The price of gas on global markets has surged in the last two months. Russia has reduced its supplies of gas to Europe, increasing competition for gas produced in other countries. Next week the UK is expected to take delivery of a shipment of gas from Australia. The regulator, John French, warned that households will face further gas price rises of up to 30% in the coming weeks. "Just as a rule of thumb, we have seen prices more than double, 60% of the final bill is wholesale prices," he told BBC Radio Ulster's Good Morning Ulster. … [Read more...] about Cost of Living: NI households to face further gas price rises
Published 2 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics UK contaminated blood inquiry The sister of two Welsh victims of the infected blood scandal has said a compensation announcement is "a step in the right direction". Bev Tumelty lost her brothers after they were infected by HIV and hepatitis C through contaminated blood products. She called the payment good news , but said a lot of groups will be excluded. About 4,000 UK victims will receive interim compensation of £100,000. But Haemophilia Wales said it was fighting for recognition for all affected. Ms Tumelty's brother Haydn Lewis, from Cardiff, died in 2010 after developing liver cancer, and his brother Gareth, died later that year. 'I'll keep fighting until everyone is compensated' Infected blood: Money can't quantify the suffering Infected blood victims set for … [Read more...] about Infected blood: Sister of victims welcomes compensation
Russians flee Crimea after explosions rocked the region 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 Grey Zone, a Telegram channel which posted updates about Russia’s war in Ukraine , was believed to be run by Russian mercenaries from the Wagner Group. Related articles Putin offers Russian mothers money to have and keep alive 10 children NATO members prepare for exercise in show of force against Putin However, since August 13, the Telegram account has posted no updates for its 268,000 followers. Jason Jay Smart, special correspondent for the Kyiv Post, cited reports from Ukrainian journalist Denis Kazansky who said “it’s probable that it’s editors were wiped out during the HIMARS strike on Popasna”. … [Read more...] about ‘Editors likely wiped out’ Total silence on Kremlin propaganda channel after deadly strike
The recent case of a Nebraska teenager facing felony charges over an alleged abortion — charges that prosecutors were able to bring thanks to messages they obtained from Facebook — is causing alarm in privacy and technology circles. Lawyers and and privacy advocates highlight a chilling new reality of digital surveillance in which even discussing the procedure in states that have made illegal potentially exposes people to criminal prosecution. Among the digital breadcrumbs that Americans leave by the billions is some of the most sensitive information about people's lives and thoughts. Most of that data can be accessed by someone with a modicum of technological know-how, a search warrant or just a little cash. That includes most of the commonly used message platforms, which as the Nebraska case shows are far from private. "Texts, emails, communications on Facebook — if you're the subject of a criminal investigation, those are subject to subpoena and discovery," said Molly … [Read more...] about Why even discussing abortion can now get you arrested