20 dead in Yemen from Saudi-led coalition attack

20 dead in Yemen from Saudi-led coalition attack

20 civilians were killed yesterday, Tuesday 18th July, in a village near Taiz in Yemen. The attack was part of an ongoing offensive by a Saudi-led coalition. The conflict in Yemen has been going since 2014 when Houthi rebels, allies of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, took control of large parts of...

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UK to ban companies from charging credit card fees

UK to ban companies from charging credit card fees

The government has recently announced plans to scrap credit card fees, making it illegal to charge customers in the UK. Businesses regularly charge customers a fee for paying with a credit card, and in some cases even for paying with a debit card or the payment service PayPal. Yet, the...

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State pension age rise brought forward by Government

State pension age rise brought forward by Government

The Government has announced plans to extend the retirement age to 68, leaving six million workers having to work an extra year before retiring, following a change in the State Pension Age. The pension age was due to rise by a year from the current age of 67, in 2044....

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Cygnus (The Swan)

Cygnus (The Swan)

Back in El Valle Lecrin for my summer sojourn in southern Spain at 36 degrees North where I can observe better the nearer equatorial constellations and stars eg. Scorpio and Sagittarius. However even here, although they’re very clear by eye, I am in a valley and the heat rising off...

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The Royal Albert Hall launches Young Producers scheme

The Royal Albert Hall launches Young Producers scheme

Since 1871, the Royal Albert Hall has played host to everyone from Edward Elgar to Ed Sheeran, via Winston Churchill, The Beatles and Adele. Now, the Hall’s new Young Producers scheme will give 18 to 25-year-olds the chance to curate their own mini-series of events, providing a pathway into the...

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First year university students more concerned about money management than academic success

First year university students more concerned about money management than academic success

First-year university students start their academic lives worrying about managing their money rather than achieving academic success, new research has revealed. The study conducted by the National Union of Students on behalf of student insurance provider Endsleigh also found that young people are struggling to make their loans last as...

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