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‘Risk of being bitten or stung is high’ 9 home remedies for wasp stings and mosquito bites

Another heatwave is engulfing most of the UK, which means plenty of time outdoors enjoying the glorious summer weather. However, outdoor experts at GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk are warning Britons to be cautious about the risk of bites and stings from various bugs and insects. A spokesperson for the company said: “It’s reported that this summer’s hot and […]

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UK

Iceland offers struggling shoppers £30 lifeline as cost of living bites

The discount supermarket has joined forces with The Rothesay Foundation to launch the Summer Cheer campaign, which runs until September 16. The introduction of the new scheme comes after Iceland launched a weekly over 60s discount across all of its stores in May, which allows shoppers to receive a 10% discount every Tuesday.  Now, as part of […]

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Pets

Bear’s Bites Foundation raising money for pets

(PEORIA) Ill. (WMBD) — The third annual Bear’s Bites Foundation day was held on Sunday in Peoria Heights. Bear’s Bites is a non-profit that helps families with emergency needs for pets, including medical bills. Multiple vendors, rescues, and shelters were in attendance Sunday to show their support for the fundraiser. Originally founded to help save […]

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Science

Not so green property – eco concerns take backseat as cost-of-living bites

New data from Moneypenny has revealed that eco features are falling off the wish-list of potential house buyers as a result of the cost-of-living crisis. The firm examined call volumes handled for its estate agent clients in which eco property terms were mentioned, for example ‘solar panels, insulation, renewable energy, ground source heat pumps, and […]

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Finance

Charities underpin the UK’s social safety net as cost of living crisis bites

The Isle of Sheppey on the Thames estuary is ranked among the most deprived areas of Britain and like millions of people living on low incomes, its residents are grappling with the rising cost of food and fuel. All are bracing themselves for even harder times this winter. In a pub car park on the […]

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Pets

Record number of people giving up their pets as cost of living crisis bites

A record number of dog owners fear they can no longer afford to feed their pet as bills soar during the cost of living crisis, an animal charity has said. The Dogs Trust has taken 15,000 calls in 2022 from people asking about the process of rehoming their pet. The figure is up 54 per […]

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Sports

Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag bites back at Cristiano Ronaldo row

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has bitten back at reports focusing on Cristiano Ronaldo’s early exit from Old Trafford last Sunday. Ronaldo dominated the headlines after Ten Hag’s first (unofficial) home game as United boss, but he wasn’t the only first-team star to leave at half-time, and the Dutchman has now leapt to his […]

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Travel

Shark Bites 13-Year-Old Florida Boy in the Face

Fischer Hricko’s lobster fishing expedition last Wednesday brought him face-to-face with a far more unexpected creature. As the 13-year-old searched for lobsters with his parents in the Florida Keys, a shark swam up to him and bit him in the face, necessitating 10 stitches on his upper lip. Hricko said that he was going after […]

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Finance

‘Perfect storm!’ Over 50s face major challenges as cost of living bites

Britons are grappling with the rising cost of living, combined with the financial shocks of the pandemic. However, experts have said these individuals could face a lifetime of financial insecurity as a result, and a severely damaged retirement. Research undertaken by the University of Edinburgh’s Smart Data Foundry, supported by abrdn Financial Fairness trust has […]

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Finance

SMEs face tough calls about subscription services as cost of living bites

New findings from Barclaycard Payments, which processes £1 in every £3 spent on credit and debit cards in the UK, suggest that the increases are set to affect business subscriptions and half of SMEs are reviewing what they are receiving. Equally as popular now among consumers as companies, 49 percent of UK SMEs say they […]