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July 2, 2018 9:55 AM NHS needs even MORE than the £25bn boost pledged by the PM, public spending watchdog warns

The NHS needs even more than the £25billion boost pledged by Theresa May, the public spending watchdog warned today. National Audit Office chief Sir Amyas Morse said the huge cash injection would only keep services at current levels and ministers should think 'bigger'. He also insisted pressures on the social care system were 'unsustainable' and having 7

June 30, 2018 2:13 PM Trump's own tariffs make it harder to rebuild infrastructure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - President Donald Trump wants to rebuild the nation's transportation infrastructure. He also wants to strengthen the U.S. steel industry through tariffs on imports. But that second goal could make it more costly to accomplish the first. Since Trump announced the tariffs in March, prices have been rising for the American steel 7

June 29, 2018 5:48 PM Man convicted in shooting that wounded Kansas tax agent

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A man who owed almost $400,000 in taxes has been convicted of walking into a tax office in Kansas and shooting and wounding a state tax agent who was working on his case. Ricky Wirths, 52, was found guilty Thursday of attempted first-degree murder in the September 2017 shooting of agent Cortney Holloway, The Wichita Eagle reports 6

June 29, 2018 4:55 PM ‘It’s an outrage!’ Barbados slaps tourists with new tax to tackle crippling debt

BARBADOS has become the latest popular holiday destination to hit tourists with a new tax which could force families to pay an additional £200 for a two-week stay. The Caribbean island’s debt-ridden Government is introducing the new surcharge this weekend to raise money in reducing its deficit worth 170 percent of GDP. Hotels were only given less than a week’s 12

June 29, 2018 12:06 AM Legalising cannabis 'would raise £1bn in tax for the UK'

Legalising cannabis would raise £1bn a year in tax for the UK, a think tank has estimated. The report from the Institute of Economic Affairs has valued the UK's black market in cannabis at £2.6bn. Legalising the class B drug would also lead to savings for public services including the police, it said. It comes after former Conservative leader Lord Hague 10

June 28, 2018 9:34 PM Arkansas lawmaker who filed no taxes since 2003 arrested

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas lawmaker was arrested Thursday on six felony charges after authorities said he failed to file income tax returns for 15 years and owes nearly $260,000 in back taxes, penalties and interest to the state. Arkansas State Police said state Rep. Mickey Gates of Hot Springs surrendered to authorities on Thursday. He faces 7

June 26, 2018 9:28 AM 'The first space kingdom has been born': Billionaire swears himself in as the head of utopian space kingdom that plans to attract 150m citizens, join the UN and colonise the galaxy in 'arks'

A Russian billionaire has been sworn in as the head of a utopian 'space kingdom' that plans to attract 150 million citizens and colonise the galaxy in arks. Some 200 attendees inaugurated Igor Ashurbeyli as the first 'head of nation' of Asgardia, named after a realm in Norse mythology, at a lavish ceremony in Vienna's Hofburg Palace on Monday 8

June 24, 2018 11:10 PM ‘We’re run ragged’ NHS trade union says doctors need MORE than £20bn

THE NHS is being “run ragged” and in constant crisis after years of being “scandalously starved” of resources, a doctors’ leader will warn today. Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chairman of the British Medical Association, will welcome Theresa May’s recent announcement of more money. The GP will warn that bed occupancy rates of up to 100 per cent risk safety with patients 9

June 22, 2018 2:45 AM 'He will end up poisoning someone soon': Bootlegger flees the country after distilling vodka in an Outback factory that 'smelt like nail-polish remover' and dodging $30 million in taxes

A man sparked fears of a poisoning when he allegedly made fake alcohol in outback factories in Australia. The bootlegger avoided $30 million of taxes on 'fake spirits' after distilling ethanol in secret locations. The man fled the country, possibly to 'south-east Asia' before he was caught by police, the ABC reports. A man sparked fears of a poisoning 1

June 21, 2018 10:42 PM Virginia congressman delinquent on $11K in property taxes

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Records show that a Virginia congressman was delinquent in paying nearly $12,000 in property taxes, interests and penalty charges. Citing city tax and property records, The Virginian-Pilot reports U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor is late on the payments for multiple properties. Records show the Virginia Beach Republican apparently ignored