University staff balloted for strike action over pay

Thousands of lecturers, researchers and other academic staff are being balloted on strikes over pay, pensions and working conditions, threatening disruption at more than 150 universities before the end of the year. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) will vote in the next few weeks on whether to launch a campaign of industrial… Continue reading University staff balloted for strike action over pay

Cost of car insurance fell by 9.4% in year to August, analysis finds

The average motor insurance premium plunged by 9.4% over the year to August, according to analysis. The average motor premium now stands at £751, with over a quarter (27%) of the cheapest insurance quotes now coming from telematics firms, Consumer Intelligence said. This is the highest proportion since it started collecting data in 2013. Telematics… Continue reading Cost of car insurance fell by 9.4% in year to August, analysis finds

Child health expert calls for end to school Covid test ‘chaos’

Mass Covid testing in schools is causing “unnecessary chaos” and should be stopped, a leading paediatrician has said. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s president, Dr Camilla Kingdon, told The Daily Telegraph children should not have to “carry the burden” of the pandemic. She criticised the current system in secondary schools where students… Continue reading Child health expert calls for end to school Covid test ‘chaos’

Prince William’s Earthshot Prize speech promises climate crisis ‘solutions’ for young people

Prince William has promised the world’s young people leaders will take action in the next ten years to avert climate disaster and repair the planet. The Duke of Cambridge issued a rallying cry to the next generation to keep on “demanding change” as innovative green projects from across the globe were awarded £1 million by… Continue reading Prince William’s Earthshot Prize speech promises climate crisis ‘solutions’ for young people

Greg Wise and Karen Hauer third couple to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing

Actor and producer Greg Wise has become the third celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing. The Sense and Sensibility star and his professional partner Karen Hauer found themselves in the dance-off against comedian Judi Love and Graziano Di Prima during week four. The judges voted in favour of Judi Love’s and Graziano Di… Continue reading Greg Wise and Karen Hauer third couple to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing

Sir David Amess MP’s family say their ‘hearts are shattered’ in moving tribute

The family of the murdered MP Sir David Amess say they are “broken” but determined to build a legacy in his memory. In an official statement released through the police, they have pleaded with the public to support the causes the MP cared about. They have also asked people to set aside hatred – no… Continue reading Sir David Amess MP’s family say their ‘hearts are shattered’ in moving tribute

Best sexy Halloween costumes ideas and shops for women and men

Halloween is around the corner meaning many people will be thinking about their costumes for the big night. While some may choose to go down the scary route, others may choose to go down the sexy costume path. Either way, it is a night where many adults let loose and gather with friends for an… Continue reading Best sexy Halloween costumes ideas and shops for women and men

Russell Martin’s gushing Swansea City praise as boss admits he got ‘carried away’ in post-match Cardiff City celebration

Russell Martin lavished praise on his Swansea City players for the way they managed the occasion in their derby triumph over Cardiff City. Goals from Jamie Paterson, Joel Piroe and Jake Bidwell earned the hosts an emphatic 3-0 triumph in the contest at the Swansea.com Stadium. It was the Swans’ biggest league triumph since they… Continue reading Russell Martin’s gushing Swansea City praise as boss admits he got ‘carried away’ in post-match Cardiff City celebration

The Wales player Wayne Pivac dubbed ‘a young Alun Wyn Jones’ is back with bang after seven months out

A year ago Wayne Pivac likened him to ‘a young Alun Wyn Jones’. Everything seemed set fair back then for Shane Lewis-Hughes. “Alun Wyn Jones said: ‘I’ve been waiting 15 years for someone like Shane to come along’,” reported Pivac. “If you look at Alun Wyn in terms of his preparation, the way he trains,… Continue reading The Wales player Wayne Pivac dubbed ‘a young Alun Wyn Jones’ is back with bang after seven months out

Jet2 customer fumes as airline responds to complaint four years later

A woman was left fuming after Jet2 replied to her complaint four years after she sent it. The holiday goer, named only as Megan, reached out to the budget carrier on Twitter in 2017, when she said she was ‘a bit annoyed’ that her and her friends were going to be sat apart on a… Continue reading Jet2 customer fumes as airline responds to complaint four years later