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Day: March 23, 2018

May urge EU leaders to create a new dynamic and show energy and ambition in negotiating a post-Brexit
Europe, Featured

May urge EU leaders to create a new dynamic and show energy and ambition in negotiating a post-Brexit

    Theresa May has told EU leaders it is their duty to create a new dynamic and show energy and ambition in negotiating a post-Brexit trade relationship which will be good for both Britain and Europe. The Prime Minister made her appeal on the eve of a crunch meeting of leaders of the remaining 27 member states on Friday, when they are expected to approve a draft deal on Britain's transition to Brexit, opening the door for talks on trade. Donald Tusk, the European Council president, raised doubts earlier this week over whether a deal reached by Brexit Secretary David Davis and chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier would be acceptable to all 27 with Spain holding out to improve its hand over Gibraltar. But a senior UK official said on Thursday evening that all the indicati...
Under the Google News Initiative spend $300m
Featured, Technology

Under the Google News Initiative spend $300m

    Google has become the latest technology giant to offer an olive branch to media publishers, unveiling a $300m (£215m) three-year plan to revive an industry critics say it played a role in stifling. Under the Google News Initiative, the company said it would be rolling out new features to help boost publishers' subscription numbers and provide them with better tools to analyse and understand their readership. Among these is the Subscribe with Google feature, where users will be able to subscribe to a number of news publications, and pay for access to their content, through Google accounts. Google said it will take a cut of the revenue from the subscriptions generated through its feature, but said the vast majority of that revenue will go to the publishers. Accordin...
Featured, United Kingdom

Few changes next month that could leave you far poorer or richer than current life

    The end of the tax year is nearing, when a flood of new changes, as announced by the Chancellor last November, will kick in. Among those set to be affected from 1 April will be homeowners, motorists, workers on the minimum wage and all UK employees over the age of 24 - regardless of your earnings. For diesel drivers, the crack down on pollution continues and, if you're not careful, it could cost you a lot more than expected. Meanwhile, for millions more inflation-hit households - the minimum wage is set to rise again. From pensions, to benefits, taxes and bills here are the important changes that could affect your household budget from the first week of April. Introduction of the Sugar Tax On 1 April, the Government's new 'Sugar Tax' will kick in as it ...
Your car insurance could invalidate for the 10 reasons
Featured, Life Style

Your car insurance could invalidate for the 10 reasons

    Having car insurance is a legal requirement for motorists, but whether it’s valid or not depends on whether the information your insurance company holds is accurate. Providing false information or failing to update with changes of circumstance, whether accidentally or not, can invalidate your insurance. This means that your insurer could refuse to pay out for claims, or even cancel your policy. Some types of misinformation may even be classed as fraud and could see you end up in court. We’ve teamed up with CarParts4Less.co.uk to share 10 mistakes that might invalidate your car insurance. Lying about your main address Motor insurance premiums can vary depending on the postcode, as some areas have higher rates of thefts and break-ins. It can be tempting to...
Salisbury attack was part of a pattern of Russian aggression, says Theresa May
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Salisbury attack was part of a pattern of Russian aggression, says Theresa May

    Theresa May is pressing for a united statement from the European Union condemning Russia for the nerve agent attack in Salisbury. Foreign ministers of the 28-nation bloc issued a statement on Monday voicing unqualified solidarity with the UK, but stopping short of pointing the finger of blame at Moscow for the March 4 attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Arriving in Brussels for a summit of the European Council, Mrs May said she would brief fellow leaders on the brazen and reckless use of chemical weapons on European soil and leave no doubt that she sees it as part of a pattern of Russian aggression which requires a united response. Theresa May said she would be discussing Russia’s aggression at the European Council summit (European Broadcasting ...