United Kingdom European Union membership referendum “ Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union? ” LocationUnited Kingdom (pop. 65.648m) and Gibraltar (pop. 0.030m)Date23 June 2016 Results Votes % Leave 17,410,742 51.89% Remain 16,141,241 48.11% Valid votes 33,551,983 99.92% Invalid or blank votes 25,359 0.08% Total votes 33,577,342 100.00% Registered voters/turnout 46,500,001 72.21% Results by voting areas Leave Remain On the map, the darker shades for a colour indicate a larger margin. The results for Northern Ireland are by parliamentary constituency. The electorate of 46.5m represents 70.8% of the population.The United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, also known as the EU referendum and the Brexit referendum, took place on 23 June 2016 in the United Kingdom (UK) and Gibraltar to ask the electorate if the country should remain a member of, … [Read more...] about 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum
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NIGEL Farage dominated the UK Independence Party for 20 years and served as its leader twice while campaigning for Britain to leave the EU. But he quit the party in protest at the path taken by its current leadership and is now backing the new Brexit Party. What is the new Brexit party? The Brexit Party is a new right-wing party with a populist outlook. In a Twitter message it said: “The establishment have failed us. They are not up to the job of delivering Brexit. We need new leaders who can lead us out of the EU.” Farage said: “I said in 2013 that Ukip was going to cause an earthquake in British politics and I think we can safely say we did that. “The ambition now is to cause a revolution in British politics – and to end the two-party structure as it is, it’s just not working.” He added: “We hope to have a profound effect on the Conservative Party and to shift the centre of gravity once more.” Mr Farage accused the PM of … [Read more...] about What has Nigel Farage said about his new Brexit Party, why did he quit UKIP and who is his wife Kirsten?
DAD-OF-TWO Kevin Holmstrom lost his £150,000 life savings to an investment scam on Facebook. The 61-year-old from Middlesbrough now faces selling up his family home and downsizing to a smaller property as a result. "These people are so heartless and ruthless that they do not care and would take your last penny," Kevin told The Sun. "I have suffered from many sleepless nights and I have been trying to get my money back ever since. "It’s nuts. You can’t believe that someone would take this sort of money from you. "And I'm angry at Facebook to have allowed this to happen in the first place - I assumed because the company was advertised on Facebook that it must be legitimate - and the fact Facebook gets paid for these adverts means it's responsible. "I'm still trying to scrape my life back together but I would like to get the story out as I know that people are getting scammed every day to various extents and I want to try and stop it." Kevin, who has been employed in the … [Read more...] about ‘I lost my £150,000 life savings to Facebook investment scam and now I have to sell my home’
We've all tried our hand at haggling a cheaper phone bill or a second-hand car, but what about a new dress or your weekly supermarket bill? Haggling has been a skill used since modern trading began, but with many shops instilling in customers that most things are take it or leave it when it comes to prices, most choose to pay whatever they are told to. However, one self-proclaimed expert haggler says you shouldn't be afraid to ask for a discount - and she's got proof it works. Lisa Winstanley practices haggling religiously - managing to knock money off everything from her rent, to car and things for her home - and she says she's saved at least £5,000 to date. The money-saver from North Yorkshire uses money-saving blog LatestDeals.co.uk for online deals, and has now revealed her golden rules on the high street. "I learnt to haggle when I was a kid. My grandad is a collector and visits markets and shops four times a week. He would sometimes take me as a child. I was 10 when I got … [Read more...] about Expert haggler says she’s saved £5,000 by blagging cheaper deals
PUBLISHED: 08:58 12 February 2019 Ross Bentley Penny Wilby at a Sudbury Business Expo event Archant Retailers who offer a personalised service or a place where people can have an “experience” stand a greater chance of surviving the shake-up of the high street. Despite the hard trading climate for retailers, there have been some business sucesses in Sudbury. Pictured is Sudbury North Street shopsSo says Penny Wilby, owner of the Best of Sudbury marketing network, which works with businesses in around the town in west Suffolk. She recently held a competition to find the local businesses of the year based on ratings from customer reviews.The winning business was Mandy’s Jewellery on Station Road, which offers bespoke jewellery for sale alongside jewellery-making classes. Runner-up was Duck and Boots on King Street which sells gifts from local artisans and hosts craft workshops. “You can go to both of these shops if you want something … [Read more...] about How small retailers can survive the shake-up on the high street