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UK

Housing CRASH with prices starting to fall and recession fear as interest rates spike

As the Bank of England (BoE) raised interest rates for the sixth time in a row from 1.25 percent to 1.75 percent, there were fears a booming housing market would begin to witness a downturn. Industry forecasts have warned that home prices could fall by as much as 10 percent in the next year. BoE raised the […]

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Canada

Who gets Fluffy? Lawyers see spike in pet custody cases as couples split under pandemic pressure | CBC News

When Kate Peterson and her boyfriend broke up in 2019, she assumed their cat, Penny, would leave with her. After all, she was the only one who had signed the adoption papers two years earlier. “My ex had a lot of cats growing up and was like, ‘This is your cat. You get to pick her […]

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Entertainment

‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ Ratings Spike Following Netflix Global Success

Legal drama “” is living up to its name following its international success on Netflix. Domestic Korean audiences for the series have spiked, in line with its streaming growth. The drama stars Park Eun Bin as a young female lawyer with Asperger’s syndrome who, thanks to her powerhouse 164 IQ, exceptional memory and creative thinking processes, graduates […]

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Science

New Face Mask Material Can Capture And Deactivate Coronavirus Particles

The COVID-19 pandemic is by no means over, but as time goes on, scientists are learning more and more about the virus – and the various ways that we can protect against it, including new and improved face masks.   A new membrane-based respiratory mask developed by researchers can capture and deactivate SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins as […]

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Pets

Oklahoma vets seeing spike in flea and tick problems in pets

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – More pet owners in Oklahoma City have been struggling to keep their pets safe during this extreme heat, especially from one pesky problem.   Summer has been one of the most active times for fleas and ticks. Vets told KFOR the problem has only getting worse. Now animal hospitals in Oklahoma City are seeing a rise in pet […]

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Automotive

Caravan owners urged to ‘look out’ this summer as used vehicle prices spike

With continuing train strikes and airport delays, thousands of Britons will turn to caravans to avoid travel chaos. Searches for new caravans are up 69 percent in the last month as drivers look for alternative holiday choices this summer. From March to April, searches for “last minute caravan holidays” nearly tripled. Prices are rising across the […]

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Automotive

Drivers warned as demand for MOT tests set to spike next month – ‘likely to put up prices’

The number of vehicles due for an MOT will surge by up to 23 percent in the late summer and into Autumn, according to new data. The significant increase in MOT demand will see millions of additional vehicles requiring a test before the wave starts to subside from December.  The busiest month for MOTs is expected […]

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Business

China’s latest spike in Covid cases strands tourists and restricts travel

The western province of Gansu is one of the hardest hit by China’s summer Covid outbreak. Pictured here is a Red Cross volunteer spraying disinfectant in Dingxi, Gansu. Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — China’s daily Covid case count has climbed into the hundreds as the summer holidays get underway. Many […]

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Health

Mission Viejo Library cancels indoor programs due to COVID-19 spike amongst city staff

The Mission Viejo Library has canceled indoor programs and adjusted its hours due to an increased number of city staff recently testing positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, the library has also suspended passport walk-in services and closed the bookstore and genealogy desk.  With an increased number of City staff recently testing positive for COVID-19 – as […]

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Entertainment

10 Underrated Movies Recommended by Spike Lee

Spike Lee is a singular director. His films (known as “joints”) generally explore issues of class and race relations, with a focus on the experiences of ordinary people. They are known for their energetic camerawork, especially Lee’s signature dolly shots, alongside eclectic soundtracks. His finest films, like Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X, are […]