Centrica’s Obscene Half-Year Profits Increase FIVE-FOLD To £1.34 Billion, Igniting Fury

British Gas owner Centrica sparked outrage after declaring profits had increased fivefold to £1.34 billion, just as it emerged UK household energy bills could soar to £500 a month amid Russian threats to cut Europe’s gas reserves. The bumper operating profit for the six months to the end of June compared to the £262 millionContinue reading “Centrica’s Obscene Half-Year Profits Increase FIVE-FOLD To £1.34 Billion, Igniting Fury”

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Have We Gone Back In Time?

Households might have to turn down their thermostats and switch off lights to avoid blackouts under emergency plans. Government measures to tackle the energy problem this winter would include appeals to the public to cut down on energy usage in the event of an electricity or gas supply deficit. A document of contingency plans byContinue reading “Have We Gone Back In Time?”

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Security Guards At Tesco Are Set To Be More Lenient On Shoplifters

The police have given their backing to a scheme that will go easy on shoplifters amid the cost of living crisis. A Tesco store in West Derby, Liverpool which is losing £50,000 a month to thieves will be the first to launch the pilot scheme amid rising inflation and there are hopes it could beContinue reading “Security Guards At Tesco Are Set To Be More Lenient On Shoplifters”

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Just The Ticket!

All local and regional bus fares in England could be capped at £2 this autumn. Prices could be slashed for six months from October, with bargain rates for cross-country journeys of up to 80 miles and lasting more than three hours. Downing Street has reportedly been working on the scheme since April but it’s notContinue reading “Just The Ticket!”

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Bed Shortage: NHS Bosses Plan To Turn Patients’ Bedrooms Into Hospital Wards

The NHS will ask patients to turn their bedrooms into hospital wards in an effort to free up hospital beds and tackle waiting lists. They will be given mobile phones and wearable gizmos that allow doctors to observe their vital signs remotely on ‘virtual wards.’ Up to 25,000 people at a time could be treatedContinue reading “Bed Shortage: NHS Bosses Plan To Turn Patients’ Bedrooms Into Hospital Wards”

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Despite The Partygate Scandal, Boris Johnson Is Still Preferred To Keir Starmer As Prime Minister

A poll has revealed that Boris Johnson is still a preferable Prime Minister to Sir Keir Starmer. Boris Johnson, who was dealt a political blow last week when 148 of his MPs voted for a no-confidence motion in him, has seen his popularity eroded since the 2019 election by the Partygate disclosures and the costContinue reading “Despite The Partygate Scandal, Boris Johnson Is Still Preferred To Keir Starmer As Prime Minister”

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Boris’s Plans To Axe 91,000 Jobs Will Leave The Civil Service Incapable Of Handling The Post-Brexit Workload, Unions Claim

Union leaders have expressed new angst at Boris Johnson’s intent to cut 91,000 civil service jobs as they warned the scheduled cuts would leave Whitehall unable to cope with its post-Brexit workload. The Prime Minister recently ordered ministers and senior officials to lower the civil service to the size it was in 2016. In theContinue reading “Boris’s Plans To Axe 91,000 Jobs Will Leave The Civil Service Incapable Of Handling The Post-Brexit Workload, Unions Claim”

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Rishi Sunak Backs Drive To Get More People Off Benefits

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is preparing to crack the whip to get more people back to work by allocating them work coach meetings to get them off benefits. Government data shows in some places one in five people are claiming benefits. As a result of these figures, Rishi Sunak and Work and Pensions secretary Therese CoffeyContinue reading “Rishi Sunak Backs Drive To Get More People Off Benefits”

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Protection For Prince Harry’s Family While In The UK For Jubilee Is Guaranteed

Prince Harry received cast-iron assurances his family will be protected by specialist police when he touches down in the UK. The Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan Markle are flying in from California with their own personal security detail but will become the Metropolitan Police’s responsibility when they disembark. It will be only theContinue reading “Protection For Prince Harry’s Family While In The UK For Jubilee Is Guaranteed”

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Children Who Live In Shipping Containers

A leading welfare official said that thousands of children are living in shipping containers or flats built cheaply in old office blocks. The Children’s Commissioner said that they’re among 124,000 children living in temporary accommodation arranged by councils after their families became homeless. Anne Longfield said children in homeless families were frequently put up inContinue reading “Children Who Live In Shipping Containers”

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