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Children More Proficient in TV Channels than the Alphabet

Modern children are able to operate a TV remote control before they can recite the alphabet, according to shocking new research. The average British child can confidently channel-hop at the age of four years and ten months, but don't have a full grasp of the alphabet until they are almost five years-old. But the loss of traditional skill sets may not be all doom and gloom. Nine in ten adults admit their children have a better of grasp of tech than...

Multi-Million Pound Brothel Shut Down by Police

A brothel in Birmingham was shut down by the police after generating £7 million in revenue. The Libra Club was allowed to be run by six crooks serving some 200 customers a day, with more than a dozen women inside along with sex paraphernalia. It is estimated the brothel generated millions of pounds before it was shut down after the raid in February last year. Officers from West Midlands Police seized tens of thousands of pounds in cash believed to be...

More than £1bn at risk as renters languish on expensive energy deals

49% are given no information on their energy supplier at the start of their tenancy. 18% of renters miss out on huge savings available by switching. 12% think landlords are responsible for shopping around for a better deal, even when the tenant pays the bill. MoneySuperMarket urges renters to take control wherever possible and switch for savings of up to £359 per household. UK renters1 are missing out on savings worth over £1 billion2 collectively on their energy bills, because...

Supporting EU ‘should be classed as treason’ says Tory councillor…his town voted to Remain

In a move that would see the prison population swell to an unimaginable size, a Tory councillor has taken it upon himself to start a petition calling for those who disagree with Brexit should be charged with treason. Aside from the fact that 48 per cent of the voters didn’t agree with Brexit, this hasn’t stopped Christian Holliday who was a Vote Leave co-ordinator for Guildford, Surrey in the lead up to the vote. There is a slight issue, his...

Pamela Anderson takes down Trump during talk at Oxford University

There are very few people, it seems, with much good to say about Presidential candidate Donald Trump at the moment. It appears to be getting worse by the day for the billionaire, as a number of women have come forward and accused him of being sexually inappropriate with them, however none of these claims have been substantiated yet, and he remains innocent until proven guilty. Now ex-Baywatch star and Playboy cover girl Pamela Anderson has put her hat in the...

During “Wolf of Wall Street-style” drinking sessions City boss committed sexual assaults

A senior city worker is facing a jail term after sexually assaulting two women at the company’s main office, during drinking sessions described as “Wolf of Wall Street-style.” Anthony Constantinou, head of financial group Capital World Markets (CWM), treated one of his victims "like a piece of meat". The 34-year-old pushed a lump of hot wasabi paste in her mouth, and told her she had a "cracking a*** and pair of t****" before forcing his tongue into her mouth. He...

Almost half of UK residents live in sub-standard homes, says Housing charity

It is widely accepted that there is a housing crisis in the UK, whether you can’t afford to get on the property ladder, apply for a mortgage, live in poor local authority properties or paying sky-high rents for poor quality dwellings. It seems that everyone you speak to has a serious issue with the home they live in. Now a survey by Shelter has discovered that almost half of us (43 per cent) live in homes of poor quality. The...

820 Pound Pumpkin to Feed 1,000 Homeless and Vulnerable

A giant pumpkin that weighs the same as four baby elephants has been donated to charity to feed almost 1,000 homeless and vulnerable people. Ray and Sarah Armstrong are donating their humble veg to the homeless after the veg tipped the scales at a whopping 372kg (820lbs). Indeed, it’s so big it had to be transported in a horsebox from their home in South Clifton, Nottingham, before being loaded into the city’s Lenton Centre with a forklift. After taking second prize at a...

Slum landlord caught cramming 18 people into flat on same street Churchill died

A dodgy landlord has been slapped with a huge fine after he was found cramming 18 people into a flat, which was dangerous to live in. This area of London usually hosts the super-rich, living in lavish luxury, but not at this particular address. Abbas Rasul,64 was making a staggering £15k a month letting out the dwelling, which is in a Grade II listed building in uber-pricey Kensington, West London. Properties can be sold for tens of millions and attract...

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