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Fed-up locals pay for gardener to cut ‘knee high’ grass on council land

The residents were planning to host a street party on land near their homes in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire. Sharon Withers claims she contacted Staffordshire County Council a month before the party and then twice more in June asking for it to be cut, but it was not done. She says the grass used to be cut […]

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Technology

Apple opens up third-party app payments in Korea, will still take 26% cut

Tim Cook at the Apple launch event, March 8, 2022 Apple Apple said on Thursday that developers with iPhone apps distributed exclusively in the South Korean App Store can request to use third-party payment systems instead of Apple’s in-app offering. But doing so will come at a cost. Apple will require apps that take advantage […]

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Science

Taking back control! UK will CUT EU gas to swerve Putin’s threats and tackle energy crisis

Under the proposal, Britain would shut off the two-way interconnectors linking it to Belgium and the Netherlands. The move would be the signal and early step in the four-stage emergency gas shortage plan. A stress test of the plan is set to be conducted in September. National Grid has said the test, which is done annually, is this year […]

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Technology

Startups look to slash cloud costs in a fight for survival, but investors warn of dire consequences if they cut too deep

The tech industry is on the brink of a historic slump, and startups are slashing costs to survive. But to avoid a worst-case scenario that includes layoffs, some savvy startups are looking to lower their cloud-computing spending. For many, the money spent on cloud services from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google amounts to one of the […]

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Travel

Bus services axed across UK – is your area affected? Full list of every route being cut

Both the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) and Transport for London (TfL) have announced plans to reduce certain services or axe routes completely as inflation pressures rise. At least 16 routes are due to be discontinued and 78 are being amended as of September in London, while dozens of reductions have been proposed across […]

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Finance

Premium Bonds £1m jackpot cut by £100,000 in a year – how inflation destroys your wealth

National Savings & Investments (NS&I), which runs Premium Bonds on behalf of the government, hasn’t increased the prize since it was introduced in 1991. If it had risen with inflation since then, lucky winners would pocket £1,857,325 today. Premium Bonds remain the UK’s most popular investment, and got an added boost when NS&I increased the […]

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UK

Dire warning as UK could cut off gas supplies to Europe under emergency plan

Shutting down the so-called interconnector pipelines to the Netherlands and Belgium could be an early emergency measure that could be taken. It could be part of a four stage plan which could also include rationing gas to industrial units and asking households to reduce consumption, according to The Financial Times. The plan is due to […]

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Sports

Romelu Lukaku: Chelsea striker rejoins Inter Milan on season-long loan after agreeing 30 per cent pay cut

Romelu Lukaku is officially an Inter Milan player again after completing his season-long loan move from Chelsea, with no obligation to buy. Inter will pay Chelsea a loan fee of £6.9m plus £3.5m in bonuses if they win the Scudetto, and will cover all his wages this season. The Chelsea striker flew into Milan Linate […]

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Science

EU bullies threaten to CUT expert’s funding if he doesn’t leave UK: ‘Hand it over’

Dr Nicholas Walton, a Cambridge University astrophysicist, was awarded funding as part of the EU’s £80billion flagship and innovation programme. He is one of a handful of British scientists promised funding through Horizon Europe. This is the programme the UK was meant to take part in – as negotiated in the 2020 Trade and Cooperation Agreement – so British […]

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Showbiz

‘It’s a scramble’ A Place in the Sun’s Danni Menzies opens up on cut scenes from show

Danni Menzies has been a staple on A Place in the Sun since 2016, and during this time the Channel 4 presenter has helped many house hunters to find their dream holiday home abroad. Despite announcing plans to leave the show, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Danni discussed how she deals with fussy property […]