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Pensioners Protest as “Triple Lock” Threatened

Pensioners from the National Pensioners Convention protested outside Westminster today demanding the retention of the "triple lock" guarantee on state pension rises and warning against cuts in social care. Former Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith recently said that the “triple lock” safeguard, which prevents pensions from falling in value, should be scrapped to help ease cuts to working age benefits. He said it was important to cut the safeguard in order to tackle the “misbalance between the generations” by reining...

Child refugees in Calais to be brought to UK by QPR football club

Gary Lineker spoke out for child refugees, Arsenal donated £1 from every ticket for last season's game against Stoke City to aid efforts and now QPR have made a pledge to help the most needy. The club have offered to send a fleet of coaches to help bring around a thousand child refugees into UK from Calais, where the infamous Jungle camp is being demolished by French authorities. The Championship side want to rescue children who have been identified as...

New Benefit Cap “Will Throw 300,000 Children Closer to Homelessness”

Has Ken Loach changed the government's mind with I, Daniel Blake, the Big Issue questioned following the hard-hitting film's release at the end of last month. As cinema audiences sobbed at the barefaced reality of the desperate situation you certainly would have thought so, but the latest figures are far less encouraging. New research has found that the lowering of the benefit cap by as much as £6,000 a year from next week will throw some 300,000 children closer to...

Cameron & Gove to blame for “catastrophic” Brexit, says Sir David Attenborough

The man introduced the natural world to virtually everyone in the UK has spoken out against Brexit and the decisions of senior Tories, including the ex-PM David Cameron, which led the vote to leave the EU. The 90-year-old presenter believes that the decision to abandon Parliamentary democracy in favour of a referendum has left the UK in an awful state. His comments were immediately attacked by right-wing news outlets who have put him in the same box as Gary Lineker,...

Video – Mhairi Black urges Tory MPs to watch I, Daniel Blake

It sometimes appears that Mhairi Black is taking on the Tories single handedly. The young SNP MP has made many moving speeches to the House, hoping to improve the lives of the poorest in society. This time she urged all Conservative MPs to watch Ken Loach's new film I, Daniel Blake. She is doubtful they will, but she urges then to see it and to understand the lives of the poorest in society. She savages HMRC, The Tories and Concentrix...

Heathrow: Over 40,000 Noise Complaints Made by Same 10 People

Almost half of the 87,201 noise complaints made about Heathrow Airport over the last year were made by the same ten people, according to official statistics. The airport received an average of 274 complaints a day between the start of July and end of September, but just ten people made 48.86 per cent of those. Heathrow told Telegraph Travel that the figures reveal that on average those ten people made a complaint every 90 minutes, although there were many more people who...

A third of British super-rich are under tax inspection

Do the very rich pay their fair share of taxes? The general consensus across the country would probably assume they don’t, well a new report seems to confirm our suspicions. A third of British super-rich people are having their tax situation investigated. Some people may also be surprised that it is only a one in three of the richest people who might be fiddling the system, but it is at least a start. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is running...

40 per cent of Trump voters believe Hillary Clinton is a DEMON

We all know Trump supporters hate Mrs Clinton and there have been accusations she is a drug user, terminally ill and a number of other wild conspiracy theories. However a new poll has found that 40 per cent of Trump fans actually think Clinton is an actual demon. It is Halloween so I guess that’s apt and terrifying. The poll also found that 84 per cent of his supporters think Clinton should be in jail, which if I’m honest was...

Pictures Reveal Devastation at Historic Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter

Pictures have today revealed the full devastation of the fire that wrecked England's oldest hotel in Exeter. The fire continued to rage on throughout the weekend, completely destroying the 18th century building and prompting more firefighters to get involved. The front of the hotel collapsed in the early hours and an extra eight fire engines rushed to the scene of the the front of the historic Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter, Devon. People were advised by the emergency services to stay...

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