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

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

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

Money-saving mum uses YouTube and Pinterest to create stair panelling for just £126

Panelling has become a huge interiors trend recently. And a student nurse has explained how she managed to create the look on her stairs on a budget. Mum-of-two Amy Evans was determined to recreate the gorgeous panelling she had seen on Pinterest, but didn’t want to spend a fortune. Instead, the 31-year-old from Doncaster decided… Continue reading Money-saving mum uses YouTube and Pinterest to create stair panelling for just £126

Emmerdale fans to be scared, shocked and misled during ‘survival week’ – director

Fans of Emmerdale can expect to be “scared”, “shocked” and “hopefully misled” in what will be a week of stunts, drama and possibly even character deaths. Dubbed “survival week” by bosses, the soap will air a number of dramatic episodes as characters embark on an outdoor challenge event from Monday to Friday (October 18 to… Continue reading Emmerdale fans to be scared, shocked and misled during ‘survival week’ – director

I’ll curb European judges’ power to dictate to UK, says Raab

Dominic Raab has given fresh details about how he plans to prevent interference from Europe in British law as part of his overhaul of the Human Rights Act. At the Conservative Party conference earlier this month, the Justice Secretary said Boris Johnson had given him the task of rewriting the law when he moved him… Continue reading I’ll curb European judges’ power to dictate to UK, says Raab

Hundreds honour Sir David Amess at candlelit vigil

Hundreds of people have attended a candlelit vigil in memory of Sir David Amess, the MP stabbed to death while meeting constituents. Crowds carrying lanterns and candles gathered in darkness at Belfairs sports ground in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, on Saturday (October 16) to honour Sir David, who was killed the day before. They heard friends and… Continue reading Hundreds honour Sir David Amess at candlelit vigil