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Day: June 5, 2019

Woman sparks debate after giving up seat on the Tube
Featured, United Kingdom

Woman sparks debate after giving up seat on the Tube

    A woman has sparked a debate on tube etiquette after giving up her seat on the London Underground for a young boy. The woman involved said the boy's mother asked her to let her son sit down because he was just a child. She later questioned whether she made the right decision. The post led to some debating in what circumstance an adult should give up a seat for a child, while others shared their experiences of being asked to stand. Describing the incident on Reddit, the woman said: On the busy tube and managed to get a seat when a woman tells me give my seat to her son because ‘he’s just a child. He looked 10 years old and she didn’t say he needed a seat for any particular reason. I stared at her in disbelief and didn’t even know what to say and then she raised h...
Thousands hit by pensions blunder
Featured, Life Style

Thousands hit by pensions blunder

    Pensions Minister Guy Opperman has been forced to admit there are significant problems as hundreds of thousands of people have received incorrect state pension forecasts. People are encouraged to go online and get a state pension forecast to find out how much we will receive and when. Changes to the state pension age and a complex system means not everyone gets the same amount at the same age. More than 360,000 people have been issued with online forecasts saying they will be getting a higher amount than they are actually entitled to. This is due to problems with HM Revenue & Customs data on National Insurance records, which are used to calculate how much state pension we each get. You need 35 full qualifying years to receive the full state pension of £168.60 p...
NHS hospitals a sea of blood
Featured, United Kingdom

NHS hospitals a sea of blood

    Donald Trump branded Britain's NHS hospitals a sea of blood after the recent spate of knife crime. The brutal US President made the scathing remarks during a remarkable interview with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain which aired this morning. The world leader said: In London you have stabbings all over. I read an article where everybody is being stabbed. They said your hospital is a sea of blood, all over the floors. But his comments come days after 13 people were killed when a crazed gunman went on a rampage in Virginia Beach in the latest mass shooting in the US. The killer stormed a government building with a rifle and a .45 caliber handgun, police say. There have been more than 140 'mass shootings' in the US this year, which a crowdsourced database define...