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Finance

New threat to your 25pc tax-free pension lump sum

The Government is looking to hike taxes and slash spending to close the estimated £60billion black hole in the nation’s finances. Our pensions make a juicy target. There have been plenty of suggestions that higher the better off will pay more, with some even suggesting Sunak and Hunt will lift the top rate of income […]

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Business

The Powerball jackpot is $1.9 billion only if you take the annuity. Here’s why the lump sum may be overrated

It’s hard to imagine what it would be like to win Powerball’s $1.9 billion prize. But the reality almost always falls far short of the fantasy. “The curse of the lottery losers is very real,” said Andrew Stoltmann, a Chicago-based lawyer who has represented several recent lottery winners. One of the very first decisions a […]

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Sports

Barcelona star sustains gruesome injury as lump appears immediately

“The subject of [Bronze] moved very quickly,” Barca general manager Markel Zubizarreta told Mundo Deportivo earlier this month. “We knew that she had just finished her contract. It is a profile of players that almost everyone wants to come to Barca. Yes, everything happens very quickly because the first contact is made by herself, not […]

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Finance

Couple head for new home after bumpy lump sum transfer – The Crusader

All’s well now – phew! – with the £50,000 back, but it’s been a scary time for pensioners Richard and Irene Hall who thought they had been scammed, they told Crusader. It was in July Richard had withdrawn the funds – held in premium bonds with national savings bank NS&I – ahead of their moving […]

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Entertainment

Elle Fanning’s ‘Lump of Coal’ Christmas Movie Deserves Its 0% Rotten Tomatoes Score

Hollywood understands the hype surrounding Christmas and sometimes provides us with some of the best movies that become classics. From films like Home Alone to Elf, these movies never go out of style. However, for every five good movies, there’s always one that doesn’t truly capture the essence of Christmas. Elle Fanning’s Christmas movie is […]

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Showbiz

‘It’s a lump of glass’ Antiques Roadshow guest gobsmacked by Art Deco ring’s value

Jewellery consultant Susan Rumfitt was presented with a striking yellow-stoned ring in a classic instalment of Antiques Roadshow. The guest on the BBC One programme thought the vintage piece was just costume jewellery, so she was stunned when Susan revealed it was worth thousands of pounds.  Susan began by asking her guest how she had […]

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Celebrities

Sam Fox given all-clear after finding lump days before her wedding to now-wife Linda Olsen

Former glamour model Sam Fox, 56, has admitted that a “weight has been lifted” off her shoulders since she was given the all-clear. This comes after Sam discovered a lump in her throat, just days before her wedding to now wife, Linda Olsen. Speaking of the stressful experience, she said: “I really cried a lot. […]

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UK

Princess Anne sparked Palace renovation after ‘lump of stone’ nearly took her out

Buckingham Palace is a major tourist attraction and has been the London home of Britain’s monarchs since 1837. Speaking on the latest episode of Royal Beat, The Sun’s former royal editor Duncan Larcombe discussed how a “lump of stone” had previously fallen off of the palace and had “nearly landed on Princess Anne”, sparking the […]

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Finance

Attendance Allowance recipients could get £150 lump sum – key date to note for payment

However, it does not cover mobility needs. To claim the allowance, people will need to have reached state pension age, need care or supervision because of an illness or disability, and have needed care or supervision for at least six months because of their condition. People also do not need to have a “formal diagnosis” […]

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Health

Cancer symptoms: ‘Something wasn’t right’ – patient on signs from lump to back pain

“I was first diagnosed in 2015,” said Sara. “I found a small lump which just niggled me.” Considered one of the best-known cancer symptoms, lumps can be large, hard, painless to the touch and crop up spontaneously. This small culprit led to the rocky start of Sara’s diagnosis. After being referred to a mammogram, Sara […]