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December 7, 2018 1:20 PM O2 customers to get credit compensation for data outage

The UK's second largest mobile operator, which has more than 25 million customers, saw disruption to its network begin at around 5am on Thursday and last for most of the day. The firm said 3G was fully restored by 9:30pm on Thursday, with 4G services back up at 3.30am on Friday. :: Pay monthly customers, SMB business and mobile broadband customers will be credited 7

November 30, 2018 3:25 PM Marriott HACK: Starwood Hotels database HACKED with 500 MILLION customer data at risk

MARRIOTT International has revealed the private information of up to 500 million customers may be at risk after a shock hack. Some payment card information has been accessed by hackers, the hotel chain warned earlier today. Shares of the company were down 4 percent at $117 in premarket trading. The hack began in 2014, before Marriott offered to buy Starwood 13

November 7, 2018 12:40 PM JK Rowling sues former employee for £24,000

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has launched a £24,000 legal claim against a former employee for allegedly using her money to go on shopping sprees. Ms Rowling, 53, claims Amanda Donaldson broke strict working rules by using her funds to buy cosmetics and gifts. Ms Donaldson worked as a personal assistant for the writer between February 2014 and April 10

November 5, 2018 8:38 AM Make drivers pay for fuel in advance, says police chief

Service stations should make drivers pay for fuel in advance to prevent theft, a top police officer says. Petrol firms had made it too easy to drive off without paying because they wanted to entice motorists into their shops, said Simon Cole of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC). Mr Cole, who is chief constable for Leicestershire, said 12% of crimes 11

October 31, 2018 5:10 PM Chinese city CONFISCATES dogs who bark too much & owners MUST pass exam to reclaim them

THE Chinese city of Jinan has demanded dog owners keep their four-legged friends on a leash, carry a dog license and prevent their animals from barking too much or risk their pet being taken away. A dog owner in China can lose points on their social credit score if these rules are not adhered to. Once the dog owner loses 12 points, the authority is able to keep their 12

October 30, 2018 7:01 AM 'What IS your plan?' Evan Davis GRILLS Shadow Treasury minister on Universal Credit

EVAN DAVIES grilled the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Peter Dowd on BBC Newsnight last night, on what Labour’s plan is for Universal Credit, after conflicting comments about the policy. Mr Davies said: “No one seems quite clear whether your plan is to scrap universal credit or to consult broadly on it which is what was said this morning. What is the plan?” Shadow 17

October 29, 2018 4:38 PM BUDGET 2018: Universal Credit ‘HERE TO STAY’

Philip Hammond said he was increasing work allowances in payments by £1,000 a year, benefitting 2.4 million families by around £630 a year. The Chancellor said: "Switching to Universal Credit is a long overdue and necessary reform. This is not just a welfare measure it is a major structural reform to our economy that will help to drive employment for years 22

October 28, 2018 3:35 PM Halt Universal Credit, say MPs

THE rollout of Universal Credit should be halted until the Government can ensure no more claimants are pushed "over the edge" and into debt, a committee of MPs has said. "Given the scale of challenges that many claimants face, this is woefully inadequate," the committee said. The new system has already been criticised for causing delays to people's payments 10

October 22, 2018 10:44 AM Robert Sharkey jailed for spending dead woman's £6k on pizza

A man who spent £6,000 of his dead neighbour's savings on pizzas has been sentenced to two years. Robert Sharkey, 24, of Grays Hill, Bangor, was convicted of 11 charges after failing to report the woman had died, and then stealing from her. The charges included using one of Marie Conlon's debit cards to buy almost £6,000 worth of pepperoni pizzas 15

October 9, 2018 5:42 AM Facebook faces backlash over £7.4m UK tax bill on sales of £1.3bn

Labour MP Margaret Hodge says it is "absolutely outrageous that Facebook's UK tax bill is 0.62% of their revenue". Documents released on Monday showed the company paid a net £7.4m in corporation tax last year after an £8.4m credit for staff share awards cut the total from £15.8m. Facebook had booked a 7.5% increase in pre-tax profits to £62.8m on revenues 14