Martin Lewis explains how to cut costs on broadband bundles 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 Life in the digital age requires a constant and ever-faster connection to the internet – whether it be for communication, work or entertainment. However, download speeds in the UK are far slower than many international peers, including major economies such as the US and France but also Brazil, Vietnam and Hungary. This is principally due to the delayed rollout of full-fibre broadband across the country, which is belatedly but quickly gathering pace. Related articles Should UK consider joining Macron's new European club? VOTE 'Just the start!' Kwarteng says more to come - 'decade of dynamism' By the … [Read more...] about UK broadband internet speeds 34 percent slower than EU -behind Romania, Hungary and Poland
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Evening briefing: Today's essential headlines 12 days that united a kingdom | Approximately 250,000 mourners attended Queen Elizabeth II's lying in state at Westminster Hall, the Culture Secretary has announced, but it is fair to say that millions came together to mourn our Queen over the past 12 days. In a stunning audio and visual summary, see how the nation bid farewell to our longest-reigning monarch, and a woman who represented the very best of us. The royal family is observing another week of mourning , with flags at royal residences to remain at half-mast, while the late Queen's groom paid a personal tribute to her with her favourite pony Emma . Watch | Women burn hijabs and cut off their hair in protest at death Madeleine McCann | Parents face legal costs after losing libel battle Myanmar | Junta helicopters open fire on village school killing pupils 'Biting flesh off' man's nose | Director of vegan food giant arrested Chess in turmoil | … [Read more...] about Tuesday evening UK news briefing: Cuts will help rich before the poor, admits Liz Truss
Evening briefing: Today's essential headlines Stamp duty cuts | Liz Truss has been urged to cut "highly destructive" stamp duty for everyone except millionaires as part of the mini-Budget on Friday. The Prime Minister and chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng are thought to believe reducing stamp duty will stimulate economic growth and get more first-time buyers on the property ladder. Read how it will work and how much you would save . Meanwhile, Jacob Rees-Mogg has unveiled a new package of support that will slash businesses' energy bills in half but a leading business group has warned that thousands of small companies risk falling through the cracks of the support scheme. Donald Trump | Ex-US president sued by New York attorney general Muslim-Hindu clashes | Masked mob descend on Hindu temple Everard killer | Police officers convicted over messages to Couzens Molly Russell | Instagram was last app used before death, court hears Watch | Hundreds of whales … [Read more...] about Wednesday evening UK news briefing: Joe Biden condemns Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats
Ferrari shuts down caller blaming Brexit on water shortage 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 USA has taken favour with Brexit Britain due to its lack of ties to the EU, a Conservative commentator has claimed. Niles Gardner said: “There is a growing exodus of wealthy elites from big Democrat-run US states, particularly from California, with many executives now ironically relocating to Brexit Britain." He said top companies such as Meta, which has 4,000 employees in the UK, are bringing operations to the UK. Even Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, which also a part of Meta, is heading across the Atlantic to London. Mr Gardner said: “As much as US elites like to hiss at Brexit, Global Britain, free of the shackles of the … [Read more...] about Brexit: Britain attracting major business from US as UK ‘free from EU shackles’
Migrant crossings: Record number of people enter country 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 A total of 1,295 migrants crossed the Channel on Monday, the highest daily total since records began in 2018. The spike followed a weekend of poor conditions with a Government source citing a "backlog for smugglers to clear" as conditions improved. Former Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib said the UK needs border control to solve the crisis. Mr Habib agreed with a tweet from the Bruges Group think tank suggesting the UK needs a "zero tolerance approach," much like that used successfully in Poland and Australia. He said: "Absolutely. We need border control, not an expensive, protracted, and uncertain deportation programme." THIS BLOG IS … [Read more...] about Brexit: Truss handed blueprint to solve illegal migration as record numbers hit UK
Dominic Cummings wants to build trillion-dollar tech companies in the UK. It’s a noble ambition - but how best to get there? Companies like Apple and Google (worth $2 trillion and $1 trillion respectively) have hardly grown up overnight. They have taken decades to construct, powered by brilliant innovation, visionary leadership, shrewd marketing and, most of all, countless billions of dollars of investment in new technology. While UK expertise and talent have played a key role in the growth of these and many other of Silicon Valley’s giants, Britain itself has a long way to go. Its biggest listed technology company is currently Aveva , the software company whose market value of £7.9bn ($10.1bn) is worth about 1pc of Google. Cambridge chip company Arm, which was acquired by SoftBank of Japan in 2016, is about to fall into the hands of America’s Nvidia for $40bn. Even that falls far short. And Apple became worth more than the entire FTSE 100 index of companies earlier … [Read more...] about There’s one big reason Britain lacks a Google-sized tech giant
FALL means pumpkin spice lattes, fallen leaves, and cute and cozy attire. A TikToker has shared some of her Autumn finds from Walmart. Plus-size TikTok user Davida, who runs the account DavidasDiary, shared her Walmart haul, which included some cozy fall finds. For her first outfit, Davida tried on a beige and pink cardigan , available at Walmart for $19. The TikToker matched the cozy sweater with a pair of beige woven flat shoes. A similar pair is available for $15. "Sweater fits true to size and the shoes were a perfect match and on sale," Davida told her followers. Next, she modeled a $15 mocha splash crew neck sweater and a matching skirt , which also cost $15. The influencer said: "This two-piece set was really cute, and the split detail on the side adds a little sexiness. I wish I sized down. I got a large in the top and an extra large in the skirt." Davida also tried on a $40 black sweater and cardigan set , which she paired with a pair of $25 … [Read more...] about I’m plus-sized and found a ton of cozy items at Walmart, including a really cute $15 skirt
KATE Middleton is known for her always immaculate outfits of stunning dresses and heels, which she often wears with tights. And, turns out, the mum-of-three , 40, uses a handy hack to ensure her feet never slip out of the footwear and the tights don't slide all over the place during an event. Eagle-eyed fans have observed that the Princess of Wales wearing sticky pads inside her heels on multiple occasions - and this little feature helps to secure the feet inside the shoes. The best part? The genius solution doesn't cost a fortune either - you can grab it on your local high street for just £6. The must-have, non-slip tights from John Lewis cost just over a fiver and come in a range of colours - black, tan and nude. For extra comfort, the tights have extra Lycra that give them more stretch. read more fashion stories AISLE STYLES How to look chic when wearing cheap clothes from Tesco, Sainsbury's & Asda PJS & … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton swears by a £6 product to stop her shoes from slipping – and you can get it on your local high street
UK price rises slowed in August compared to July, but are still at the highest rates in more than 40 years. However, they are slow in comparison to some other parts of Europe. In the UK there are several inflationary issues to contend with - a weak pound, low unemployment, an increasingly cashless society and Brexit - which we'll get to later on, but one of the biggest drivers is the war in Ukraine. The same is true in the rest of Europe, particularly those with closer geographic, cultural, economic and historic ties to Russia. Prices in the Baltic states - Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia - are up more than 20%, more than double the UK rate. All three were part of the former Soviet Union. The other highest price rises across Europe are also all former-Soviet satellite states in the east. Prices in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland have risen by more than 10%. Scroll through the charts below to see how this split has developed since the war in Ukraine. In the years … [Read more...] about Cost of living: Are prices in the UK rising faster than other countries?
Published 7 September Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Europe migrant crisis UK government plans to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda are being challenged in the High Court. The government argues the measures would reduce numbers crossing the English Channel. But critics question Rwanda's suitability because of concerns about its human rights record. What is the Rwanda asylum plan? The five-year trial will see asylum seekers who arrive in the UK sent to Rwanda on a one-way ticket , to claim asylum there. They may be granted refugee status to stay in Rwanda. If not, they can apply to settle there on other grounds, or seek asylum in a "safe third country". The government hopes the Rwanda policy will deter people who arrive in the UK through what it calls "illegal, dangerous or unnecessary methods", such as on small boats which … [Read more...] about What is the UK’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda and how many could go?