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Britons urged to ‘lock in mortgage rate now’ as inflation soars – beware ‘word of caution’

The central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) recently hiked the base to 1.75 percent in efforts to address inflation. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nadhim Zahawi, said: “I understand that times are tough, and people are worried about increases in prices that countries around the world are facing. “Although there are no easy solutions, we are […]

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World

China chaos as health officials try to lock down Ikea shoppers after positive Covid case

Chinese health officials tried to blockade an Ikea store in Shanghai after a client had been in close contact with a positive Covid case. Footage shows three health agents blocking the door under the screams of IKEA shoppers who desperately tried to get out of the store. As IKEA shoppers pushed the door open, three […]

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UK

Oxford Street stabbing: Armed police lock down London after man killed in broad daylight

The attack happened on Poland Street in Soho, with emergency services being alerted to the stabbing at 11.40am today. Police and paramedics arrived at the scene and found a man who had sustained stab wounds. Despite the best efforts of the paramedics, the man was pronounced dead around 40 minutes later. A man has been arrested in […]

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Finance

‘Balancing act!’ State pension triple lock future doubted as ‘tax cuts bandied about’

The triple lock sees the state pension rise each year by whichever is the highest of: 2.5 percent, inflation or average earnings. The measure was temporarily ditched in favour of a double lock this year, as earnings data was warped due to the pandemic. It meant a 3.1 percent increase for pensioners this year, many […]

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UK

Clapham High Street evacuated: Panic as police lock down road and bring in sniffer dogs

Pictures show the road cordoned off near Clapham Common Underground station, with sniffer dog units on the scene. Reports suggest there are were at least six officers present as of 1.30pm this afternoon (Friday). Footage shows that at least two police cars and a police dog van were in attendance. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the […]

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UK

‘Betrayed pensioners’ Retirees to be 8p better off than in 2009 after triple lock decision

New analysis from the Labour Party of figures from the Bank of England has revealed a pension worth £6,930 thirteen years ago will only see a very marginal increase to £6,934 by next March. Based on prices in 2022, that is down by £462 on April this year as soaring inflation – which recently surged […]

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Finance

New triple lock threat as State Pension to hit £209 a week but workers get NOTHING

Critics claim the triple lock unfairly favours older people at the expense of the young, and now a top pensions expert is calling for an overhaul. The Conservative Government has already suspended the valuable mechanism once and risks pensioner fury if it tinkers again. The Bank of England’s warning on Thursday that inflation could hit […]

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Technology

Apple’s Safety Check: How to Lock Down Your iPhone From Abusive Partners

Granting family members the ability to see your location and personal information on your iPhone can be helpful under normal circumstances. But if you feel threatened by a partner or other family member who has become abusive or violent, you can take action with Safety Check. Introduced in iOS 16, this new feature allows you […]

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UK

Sleepy West Midlands village cricket club rocked by triple stabbing –police lock down area

Three men were taken to hospital yesterday with “potentially serious injuries”, according to Birmingham Live. Police arrived at the Marston Green Cricket Club in Solihull, Birmingham, at around 4.55pm. A West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson said a trauma doctor was also sent to the scene. One of the three men involved was discovered in a worse condition […]

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UK

Gas leak emergency: Homes in quiet street evacuated after fire erupts – area on lock down

Emergency services have been on the scene at Boundary Lane in Liverpool since 2am on August 2, after reports of a gas leak. A 25 metre cordon has been put in place surrounding the area as a precaution. Images from the scene show black scorch marks which are reportedly left from a fire that ignited […]