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Day: December 28, 2015

The bad habits which end marriages, according to a law firm
ENGLISH, Life Style

The bad habits which end marriages, according to a law firm

    From conveniently forgetting to take out the rubbish to disappearing when the washing up needs to be done, a household is a ripe setting from bringing out your partner’s most irritating habits. And figures suggest that infuriating niggles are the downfall for many marriages. Law firm JMW Solicitors, which deals with just over 300 divorces each year, has revealed that one in ten cases are linked to a partner’s habits. Such irritants included patronising attitudes, treating a spouse like a child and becoming lax with personal hygiene, The Telegraph reported. Other cases involved complainants accusing their partner of prioritising a pet’s needs over their own. But the firm believes that partners are often put off from citing their spouse’s difficult behaviour – including porn...
Britain’s Flood victims given insurance claims advice
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Britain’s Flood victims given insurance claims advice

    Insurance companies have visited areas struck by floods to advise people on how to make claims after some of the worst flooding for several years. Teams from Aviva are on the ground in Yorkshire and Lancashire to meet customers who have been flooded and help them in the recovery process once the waters subside. NFU Mutual, which supports rural communities, has also activated its emergency plans to support people. Rob Townend, UK claims director for Aviva, said: "Property damage as a result of flooding or storms is one of the most traumatic events that a homeowner and business can suffer. "This trauma places huge responsibilities on us, the insurance industry. We can't stop the weather, but we can work tirelessly to support our customers affected by the events brought by th...
Newham, East London, sees UK’s biggest house price rise
ENGLISH, London

Newham, East London, sees UK’s biggest house price rise

    Newham in east London experienced the biggest rise in property values during 2015, according to Halifax, as buyers priced out of the heart of the capital looked for houses within commuting distance of the city. Stamp duty changes have made it more expensive to buy houses at the top end of the market, meaning Kensington and Chelsea was among the top 10 areas showing the weakest property growth last year, with prices up just 1%. In contrast, prices in Newham jumped 22%, while Royston in Hertfordshire and the London boroughs of Redbridge, Enfield, Croydon and Bexley were also in the top 10 risers. Merthyr Tydfil in south Wales was the worst performer in the Halifax survey, with prices down 3.8%, followed by Colwyn Bay in north Wales, and Durham, north-east England. Halifax’s ...
Britain’s flood affected areas of serious degradation of the North: Thousands Threatened As York River Levels Rise
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Britain’s flood affected areas of serious degradation of the North: Thousands Threatened As York River Levels Rise

    York, the city of north England flooding Engineers have been examining how to restore power to the Foss barrier building while troops spent Sunday stacking sandbags, until they ran out, forcing the council to beg neighbouring authorities for help. Thousands of homes in northern England have been left without power, with almost 6,000 hoping to be reconnected today. One of the flooded substations was in Rochdale, which five years ago had its flood defences given a £470,000 upgrade to protect power supplies against a "1-in-200-year" flood. Teams from insurance companies have been on the ground in the affected areas. Customers have been advised to get their claims started as soon as possible and to take photos of damaged items. Aviva's Rob Townend said: "Any damage caused...
Malaysia Airlines plane flies in the wrong direction from New Zealand to Kuala Lumpur on Christmas Day
Asia, ENGLISH

Malaysia Airlines plane flies in the wrong direction from New Zealand to Kuala Lumpur on Christmas Day

    An investigation has been launched after a Malaysian Airlines plane appeared to fly in the wrong direction after taking off from New Zealand on Christmas Day. Flight MH132 usually takes a direct route heading north-west over Australia on its way from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur but radar data showed the aircraft heading south for almost an hour. The New Zealand Herald reported that the pilot questioned the Airbus A330’s path just eight minutes into the flight, which took off at 2.23am local time. Passengers were not alerted during discussions with air traffic controllers at the Auckland Oceanic control centre, as the plane Tasman Sea before turning north. The Independent Malaysia-Airlines-flight-path.jpg Airways, which manages air traffic control for New Zealand, said there w...