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Millions of Britons to get £900 cost of living payment this year

Those on means-tested benefits, such as Universal Credit, will be able to claim a £900 sum in 2023 to help with rising bills. However, experts are wondering “will this be enough” to help people most in need during the ongoing economic turmoil. Households are having to contend with a skyrocketing inflation rate and an unprecedented […]

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Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf dies

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former military ruler, died in exile on Sunday in Dubai at the age of 79 following a long illness. The late four-star general, who seized power in a bloodless coup in 1999, led Pakistan for nine tumultuous years before resigning and leaving the country as a largely discredited figure. He led Pakistan […]

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‘I’d sell my house to save her’ Man facing £20k vet bill for sick

A desperate owner is facing vet bills of up to £20,000 to save his dog’s life. Jaxon Feeley’s “little angel” Rambo, went into Hypovolemic shock – an emergency condition where severe blood or other fluid loss makes the heart unable to pump enough blood to the body. The 2-year-old Weimeraner pup has been in intensive […]

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Pensioners with arthritis may claim over £4,000 a year via DWP

One of the conditions which Attendance Allowance could help with is arthritis and joint pain. The NHS states arthritis or other joint conditions affect millions of people in the UK, albeit in different ways. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The benefit is designed to assist with extra costs […]

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700,000 people may be due state pension back payments

The expert also highlighted the key groups who could be affected by underpayments: married, widowed and over 80s – all of whom reached state pension age before April 2016. According to Standard Life, it is possible men may be eligible for underpaid state pension top-ups. However, men are more likely to have a full National […]

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Toyota’s new chief set to steer conventional course towards

The timing was a surprise but the choice was anything but. Toyota’s chief executive Akio Toyoda unexpectedly announced last month that he needed to step down as “an old-fashioned car guy” whose limitations in an increasingly digital and electric industry were being exposed, only to reveal his replacement would be his close disciple Koji Sato, […]

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Death and Japan’s nuclear shelter salesman

The “doomsday clock” maintained since 1947 by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists is many things. An index of our gossamer proximity to annihilation; a metaphor for the human paradox of progress and regression; a near-drained reservoir of hope that the gods will spare us from ourselves. And, of course, a superb marketing tool for any […]

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Cold start to year as high streets lose pubs, shops and

Latest figures from the Centre for Retail Research show 305 stores shut down. Some 7,636 high street staff were made redundant. On top of this, up to 500 hospitality businesses are estimated to have gone bust last month, with the loss of thousands more jobs. It follows the Bank of England’s decision to raise interest […]

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US shoots down Chinese spy balloon and moves to recover wreckage

The US military has shot down the Chinese spy balloon that flew over North America for a week and moved to recover the debris to glean more information about the surveillance craft. US defence secretary Lloyd Austin said a fighter jet on Saturday afternoon shot down the surveillance balloon off the coast of South Carolina […]

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Global elite produce almost half greenhouse emissions, UN says

You are seeing a snapshot of an interactive graphic. This is most likely due to being offline or JavaScript being disabled in your browser. The 10 per cent most polluting people in society are responsible for almost half of the annual greenhouse gas emissions behind climate change, creating a “strong incentive” for policies targeting the […]