A Shortage Of Lorry Drivers Could Lead To Panic Buying In The Run-Up To Christmas, Warns Tesco

Tesco is advising customers to expect the return of panic buying in the run-up to Christmas as bosses call on ministers to help end the lorry driver deficit. The supermarket giant announced it was currently experiencing a shortfall of about 800 HGV drivers as it urged the Government to relax restrictions on foreign workers toContinue reading “A Shortage Of Lorry Drivers Could Lead To Panic Buying In The Run-Up To Christmas, Warns Tesco”

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Currently, Only 1.6 Million Elderly People Are Eligible For COVID Boosters

Official data suggests that as No 10 gets set to kick off the top up drive, only 1.6 million Britons are currently eligible for COVID booster vaccines. Health chiefs yesterday unveiled proposals to offer a third shot to 32 million over 50s, frontline NHS workers and over 16s thought to be very vulnerable. According toContinue reading “Currently, Only 1.6 Million Elderly People Are Eligible For COVID Boosters”

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As Few As Six Per Cent Of COVID Cases May Have Been Prevented By The 37 Billion-Pound Test and Trace Scheme

According to official estimates, No 10’s Test and Trace system has had hardly any influence on preventing the spread of COVID. The controversial £37 billion scheme has been massively criticised over the past year for being ineffective at breaking the chain of transmission. New Government modelling found the programme, which critics have characterised as beingContinue reading “As Few As Six Per Cent Of COVID Cases May Have Been Prevented By The 37 Billion-Pound Test and Trace Scheme”

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BBC Employees Keep Their Jobs After Being Found Guilty Of Bullying And Harassment

Dozens of staff at the BBC have kept their jobs after being found guilty of bullying and harassment despite the corporation’s zero-tolerance promise. The broadcaster has upheld or partly upheld 33 of 154 cases in the past two years but only one person has lost their job. A Freedom of Information Act disclosure has revealedContinue reading “BBC Employees Keep Their Jobs After Being Found Guilty Of Bullying And Harassment”

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Elon Musk Refuses To weigh In On Questionable Texas Abortion Legislation

Elon Musk has declined to comment on Texas restrictive new abortion law after Governor Greg Abbott said that the tech magnate supported the state’s social policies. On Thursday, Greg Abbott appeared on CNBC and insisted that companies would not quit the state over the controversial new law, which bans abortions once a heartbeat can beContinue reading “Elon Musk Refuses To weigh In On Questionable Texas Abortion Legislation”

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Will The New Type Of Petrol Wreck Your Vehicle

Green godsend, or a vastly damaging and expensive folly? That’s the question that needs asking about the UK’s new ‘eco-friendly’ E10 fuel that is about to dominate the UK’s forecourts as the next standard petrol option. Containing 10 per cent ethanol, from this month it will increasingly replace the existing standard, E5 (only 5 perContinue reading “Will The New Type Of Petrol Wreck Your Vehicle”

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New York Extends Its Eviction Moratorium

New York legislators voted Wednesday on extending an eviction moratorium for renters who are behind on rent because of the pandemic, as approximately $2.3 billion in rent relief funds go unused. The moratorium was also revised after the Supreme Court last month struck down part of the law. Governor Kathy Hochul called the Legislature toContinue reading “New York Extends Its Eviction Moratorium”

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Foreign Offenders On Our Streets

The number of foreign criminals freed from prison onto our streets has reached a record high of around 11,000. Official numbers show that at the end of June, 10,882 foreign national offenders had been released from prison but not deported. All were subject to deportation because they were given prison sentences of at least 12Continue reading “Foreign Offenders On Our Streets”

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Could Motorists Be Taxed For Every Mile They Drive?

Downing Street has opened the door to charging motorists for every mile that they drive, saying the tax system must keep pace with the switch to electric vehicles. It came after Tony Blair’s think tank warned that billions of pounds of new taxes would be required to fill the possible shortfall created by moving awayContinue reading “Could Motorists Be Taxed For Every Mile They Drive?”

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BBC’s £159-A-Year Licence Fee Will Not Increase

The BBC licence fee will rise by less than inflation over the next five years as ministers are concerned over the increasing costs of household bills. Discussions between the government and the BBC over the £159 a year TV licence are set to close in the coming weeks, and ministers are said to have rejectedContinue reading “BBC’s £159-A-Year Licence Fee Will Not Increase”

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