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December 3, 2018 5:13 PM Mike Ashley calls for online tax to save the High Street

Mike Ashley has called for a new tax on online retailers to help revive ailing town centres. The Sports Direct owner told MPs that the "internet is killing the High Street". His answer is taxing all retailers that make more than 20% of their turnover online - and not just online-only operators. Mr Ashley said a tax would hit his own £400m online operation 16

November 20, 2018 12:35 PM Anne Hegerty: I’m A Celebrity 2018 star left ‘almost homeless’ before ITV’s The Chase

ANNE HEGERTY, who is a contestant on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2018, worked as a proofreader before her time on The Chase, but struggled to keep up with her bills and rent. I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2018 Anne Hagerty, 60, who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome - a form of Autism - at the age of 45, said it was difficult to juggle 13

October 24, 2018 10:32 AM Slough named best place to work in the UK

The Berkshire town, famous for being the location of The Office, has scooped the title two years in a row. The Berkshire town retained its position based on the cost of housing, the ease of finding a job and employee satisfaction. Slough was also said to have relatively high salaries and job vacancies. Others in the top five were Gloucester, Cambridge 15

October 23, 2018 12:23 PM Italy ferry port fire: Huge blaze breaks out in Savona government building

A MASSIVE fire entirely engulfed a newly-built government skyscraper in the Italian harbour city of Savona, where more than 40 people were working. Emergency services rushed to the scene shortly after 1pm BST (2pm local time) to assist people who managed to ran out of the building, housing the staff of the Port Authority. "Numerous" fire brigades are attempting 11

October 19, 2018 4:31 PM Macron revolt: Parliament passes plan for £1,300 tax break to home a refugee

THE French will be able to claim a “solidarity” tax break in exchange for opening their home to a refugee under a controversial new measure adopted by the nation’s parliament. Far-right chief Marine Le Pen also excoriated the move, saying in a Twitter post that the Macron administration “sparked outrage every day”. In a statement published the next day, Mrs Le Pen, a fierce 12

September 15, 2018 11:10 PM TRAVELLER HOUSING SCAM: Illegal green belt sites 'rented to homeless and EU migrants'

RICH travellers are “abusing the planning system” by illegally setting up caravan sites for gypsies on green belt land then renting them out to migrant workers and other non-travellers. Under strict planning rules the sites should only be occupied by those with gypsy status. A nearby resident, who would not be named, said: “You can see them advertised 16

September 7, 2018 11:17 AM Residents angry at plans for new homes in Hove

Two previous applications to build a three-storey five-bedroom house in place of the bungalow in Tongdean Road were refused. One neighbour, Elaine Noble, raised concerns about increased noise due to more people living on the site. She said: “There will be a huge increase in noise and disturbance both during the building work but also when the flats and maisonette 14

September 5, 2018 9:27 PM David Lammy dedicates GQ Award to Grenfell and Windrush

David Lammy dedicated his GQ Men Of The Year award to the victims of the Grenfell fire. The Labour MP won the Politician Of The Year prize at the ceremony in London. He said the accolade was dedicated to the people who died in the 2017 fire and the Windrush generation. He said: “I dedicate this award to the 71 people that lost their lives at Grenfell 27

August 29, 2018 5:04 AM Help for people in Bolton who fall on hard times

“Banks, housing providers and the like should work with people because this is their livelihood and it isn’t right that it can be taken away from you because of illness. “Businesspeople have been coming in to see us. People are struggling so much. “Someone came into the centre whose husband has had cancer. They do not reduce payments for a small period 13

August 24, 2018 4:00 AM Labour councillors claim scheme will make York's housing crisis worse

LABOUR councillors accused the council of scrapping plans to establish its own development company to build affordable homes in the city - saying the current scheme risks making York’s “housing crisis” worse. Labour councillor Michael Pavlovic, speaking at a City of York Council meeting on Tuesday, said a lack of affordable housing was having an impact 19