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Month: January 2022

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Ant McPartlin says he worried new show Limitless Win would bankrupt ITV

The show sees contestants compete for the world’s first unlimited jackpot Ant McPartlin has said he and Declan Donnelly were worried they were going to “bankrupt ITV” with their new game show. Limitless Win sees contestants compete for the world’s first unlimited jackpot. Five hour-long episodes will air on Saturday nights, with the channel describing the show as “packed with drama, jeopardy and real emotion”. McPartlin told the PA news […]

todayJanuary 7, 2022 42


Road rage driver who rammed moped jailed after pillion passengers death

Paul Biggs has also received a lengthy driving ban A car driver in a rage who chased a moped through the streets before ramming the vehicle and fatally injuring its pillion passenger has been jailed. Paul Biggs, who was driving a Volvo, and his passenger, Dale Sharpen, pursued the moped in Perry Barr, Birmingham on March 22 last year, West Midlands Police said. The moped’s rider lost control just after […]

todayJanuary 6, 2022 29


Late tax return penalties will be waived for a month due to Covid 19 pressures

People need to file online by the 28th of February The taxman is waiving late filing self-assessment penalties for one month, giving people extra time if needed to complete their 2020/21 tax return and pay any tax due. Covid-19 is affecting the capacity of some people to meet their obligations in time for the January 31 deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said. It is encouraging people still to file […]

todayJanuary 6, 2022 32


Annual stocktake of nearly 10000 animals under way at UKs largest zoo

Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire is home to more than 9,500 animals, which need to be audited on an yearly basis as a stipulation of the park’s licence Staff at the UK’s largest zoo have begun the mammoth task of counting nearly 10,000 animals in their annual stocktake. Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire is home to more than 9,500 animals, which need to be audited on an yearly basis as a stipulation […]

todayJanuary 6, 2022 39


MP Margaret Ferrier to face trial accused of travel while having Covid symptoms

She pleaded not guilty to charges when she appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Thursday An MP accused of putting people at risk by travelling between Glasgow and London by train with coronavirus symptoms is to stand trial in August. Margaret Ferrier is accused of wilfully exposing people “to the risk of infection, illness and death” by visiting various places in the Glasgow area and London having been told to […]

todayJanuary 6, 2022 27


Gay cake complaint ruled inadmissible by European court

The ECHR said Gareth Lee failed to “exhaust domestic remedies” in the long-running case A complaint by a Northern Ireland gay rights activist that he had been discriminated against when the Christian owners of a bakery refused to make him a cake iced with the slogan “Support Gay Marriage” has been ruled inadmissible by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The ECHR said Gareth Lee failed to “exhaust domestic […]

todayJanuary 6, 2022 20


Border Force officials could strike over plans to turn dinghies around in Channel

Border Force officials could go on strike over Priti Patel’s “morally reprehensible” plans to turn back dinghies in the English Channel, a union has said. The Home Office is facing legal action over proposals to turn small boats around at sea, a tactic campaigners warn could put lives at risk. The news comes after figures compiled by the PA news agency showed that 28,300 people crossed the Dover Strait aboard […]

todayJanuary 5, 2022 26


Former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter gives a clear no to biennial World Cups proposal

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has delivered “a clear no” to the governing body’s plans for biennial World Cups. The 85-year-old, who held the top position at FIFA between 1998 and 2015 before being brought down in a corruption scandal, has come out against the idea, which forms part of a wider package of proposed reforms to the international match calendar post-2024. Blatter wrote on Twitter: “Concerning the biennial World […]

todayJanuary 5, 2022 22


Pre departure Covid tests scrapped for travellers arriving in England

Pre-departure Covid tests for travellers arriving in England are to be scrapped, Boris Johnson has announced, in a major boost for the beleaguered travel industry.   In a Commons statement, the Prime Minister said the Omicron variant is now so prevalent in the country that the measure is having limited impact on the spread of the disease. He told MPs the requirement for travellers to self-isolate on arrival until they […]

todayJanuary 5, 2022 31