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World

Russia pounds Ukraine residential areas

Valentyna Kondratieva, 75, walks into her damaged home Saturday in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. David Goldman/Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine — Russia’s military pounded residential areas across Ukraine overnight, claiming gains, as Ukrainian forces pressed a counteroffensive to try to take back an occupied southern region, striking the last working bridge over a river in […]

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Finance

‘Fight for your money!’ Scam victims can recover thousands of pounds from their own bank

Another case the group is currently disputing is for £2.8 million. Mr Ayles said: “These have all been APP scams, where victims were tricked into sending money from their bank accounts to something they thought was legitimate, but turned out to be a scam. “In these instances their banks let them down terribly, by not […]

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Celebrities

Britney Spears ‘proud to lose 5 pounds’ as she dons hot pants in PDA display with husband

Britney captioned the video: “Ok so yeah … I’m showing my body!! I’m sweating like crazy !!! I’m proud I lost 5 pounds…” (sic) In the clip, the singer could be seen working out in her garage while her song Boys played in the background.  The pop star wore a pink sports bra and tiny […]

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Pets

Pets of the week: Bonita is a strong, pretty girl. Prince weighs 26 pounds and is a laid-back guy

JACKSON, MI – Bonita and Prince are just two of the many animals at Cascades Humane Society that are looking for loving forever homes. Bonita is a very pretty 6-year-old pit bull mix. She has lots of love to give and is very energetic. She can be vocal but settles down once she gets the […]

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Celebrities

Brendan Fraser, 53, unrecognisable as 600lb recluse as he piles on pounds for new film

Brendan Fraser, 53, looks utterly transformed in press photos for his new film, The Whale. He plays a 600lb reclusive man in the Darren Aronofsky picture, which also stars Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink. Sadie, who plays Max Mayfield in the hit Netflix series, will star as Brendan’s on-screen daughter.  Brendan plays an obese man who […]

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Travel

London could introduce a tourist tax to fund TFL – hundreds of millions of pounds

The UK is an outlier in Europe when it comes to tourist taxes, as many European countries have chosen to implement one. Taxes are normally implemented on a regional basis, with areas in Spain such as Barcelona and the Balearics operating their own tax systems. In 2007, a tourism levy was proposed to the UK […]

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Finance

State pensioners could save THOUSANDS of pounds by claiming 15 DWP freebies – check now

Up to 850,000 pensioners could be losing out on Pension Credit which in itself is worth £3,300 per year. Not only that, but it also acts as a gateway benefit to over one thousand pounds worth of additional financial support. The number of pensioners in poverty has now passed the two million mark, according to […]

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World

As Ukraine pounds Russian targets, U.S. sends more artillery

Comment on this story Comment U.S. officials said Friday that they will send additional sophisticated artillery systems and ammunition to Ukraine, bolstering the country’s forces again as they carry out a coordinated campaign of strikes on Russian military targets. The latest $270 million package includes four M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, boosting […]

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Finance

Council tax: Council considers plan that could mean bonus of hundreds of pounds

Deputy leader and executive member for finance, Cllr Gareth Dadd stated that this just “highlighted the benefits” of unitary as it was “bit of a postcode lottery” for benefits available to residents in the region. He said: “The move to streamline how we provide such an important scheme will benefit thousands of people across North […]

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US

Plymouth man picks up 15 pounds of trash a week in effort to help environment

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — There’s a trash man in Plymouth, who doesn’t have his own garbage truck, but still covers a lot of ground. Armed with his Nifty Nabber, 77-year-old Doug Eichten walks a busy, two-mile stretch of Bass Lake Road several times a week. He’s been doing this for six years – inspired by the […]