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Brits scrimping and saving to get by

Brits are scrimping and saving to get by as the cost of living soars to an all time high and the global recession continues to bite. Following research by GMB finding that up to a third of the British workforce are in precarious employment a new study has revealed we are adopting a string of money-saving tasks around the house to lower our bills and monthly spend. Two thirds of people always turn the light off when leaving the room, while 54...

Trouble brewing in the Middle East as countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

Trouble is brewing in the Middle East after six Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. The governments of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt said in statements they will suspend air and sea travel to and from Qatar. The official Saudi Press Agency has reported that the Saudi Arabia will shut land crossings with its neighbour, potentially depriving the emirate of imports. In a move that...

Up to 10 million Brits are currently in insecure work

A shocking new poll has revealed up to a third of the British workforce are in precarious employment. GMB, the union for gig economy workers, has revealed shocking statistics at that shows up to ten million people are currently in insecure work. The research, unveiled at the union’s 100th annual congress in Plymouth today, shows up to one in three of the workforce are now in precarious employment – defined as those in the gig economy, on zero or short...

Man pleads for his wife to return home after she mysteriously disappears carrying a tent

A man is pleading for his wife to return home after she mysteriously went missing carrying a tent. Stacey Herring, 29, disappeared at around 4.15pm on June 2. She was last seen in Saltash, Cornwall, carrying a tent. Husband Luke wrote a desperate appeal on Facebook saying: "I know that Stacey is going to go mental when she finally turns her phone on but thank you for all the support so far. I just need her to come home safely....

Bernie Sanders: “The age we now live in is crying out for a Jeremy Corbyn”

Bernie Sanders has given his backing to Labour in a rousing speech in which he outlines why the age we live in is crying out for a Jeremy Corbyn. Sanders is the longest serving independent in US congressional history and recently ran against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election. He gained a world-wide reputation for delivering powerful speeches and has now given his support to Corbyn with less than a week until the General Election. He said: “What...

A hung parliament becoming a “genuine possibility”

A hung parliament is becoming a genuine possibility based on current spread betting trends. Ed Fulton, spokesperson for Sporting Index, said buying Conservative seats was all the rage when the spreads were opened in April, with Tory seats rocketing some 30 points up to a prediction of 402-407 by 5 May. But the twists and turns of election campaigning, as well as polls showing that this election is closer than many once thought, has led to a frenzy of Labour seat...

Exclusive investigation uncovers the media pay outs, property empires and nepotism in parliament

British MPs are sitting on a property empire worth over £100 million while £500,000-worth of pay outs have been recorded from the BBC and Rupert Murdoch and nearly a quarter were revealed to employ their partner as secretaries. In an exclusive investigation by freelance journalist Chris White, 650 Members of Parliament own 273 properties, which they rent out for more than £10,000 a year per property. 198 of these properties are based in London and worth a combined £100 million,...

Homeless MP candidate would “shut down” Saudi, Qatari and Brunei embassies in Westminster

A homeless MP candidate for London and Westminster would shut down the Saudi, Qatari and Brunei embassies in his constituency if elected, he has said. Ankit Love, The Maharaja of Kashmir candidate for MP from the Cities of London and Westminster constituency, was left homeless after filling an intelligence report with Sergeant Scott of the Parliamentary & Diplomatic protection squad. He was advised to sleep on the street in Mayfair for his security by the police at Charing Cross station, and now campaigns and...

These are the supermarkets and food chains that rank highest for animal welfare

Aldi and McDonald’s are leading the way for animal welfare, a new study has revealed. Contrary to the common belief that high end supermarkets and restaurants are always synonymous with higher animal welfare Sainsbury’s ranked as number one for RSPCA Assured products followed by Aldi and the Co-op. McDonalds lead the way in the food service industry, with retailers such as Amazon scoring a depressingly low figure. Commenting on this news RSPCA Assured CEO, Clive Brazier, says: “This news flies firmly in the face...

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