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Mental health warning as hundreds of applicants to Government fund miss out

Hundreds of community mental health projects could miss out after just over half of applications for funding were granted by ministers, Scottish Labour has warned. The Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Third Sector Interface (TSI), authorised 1,461 projects set up to offer local support by March 2023. However, the scheme, which delivers funding to community initiatives across Scotland’s 32 local authority […]

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Protestors turnout to celebrate Trans Pride in Brighton despite wet weather

Crowds have gathered in Brighton to mark the Trans Pride protest calling for equal rights for transgender people. Organisers expect between 5,000 to 10,000 people to take part, half the original estimate after a yellow weather warning for wind and rain forced a change of route. Flags and banners were waved as the volunteer-led community event, now in its 10th year, began outside Brighton Library with speeches and applause. Brighton […]

todayJuly 15, 2023 6

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Arsenal confirm signing of Declan Rice in British record 105m deal

Declan Rice has completed his transfer from West Ham to Arsenal in a British record £105million deal. The England midfielder’s departure from the club he joined a decade ago was confirmed by the Hammers on Saturday morning, with Arsenal announcing the switch had been completed in the afternoon. Rice’s move to the Emirates Stadium on a long-term contract sees him become the most expensive English player in history and follows […]

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Councils call for 2024 ban on single use vapes

Local authorities in England and Wales have called for disposable vapes to be banned in the UK by 2024 on environmental and health grounds. The Local Government Association (LGA) said the sale and manufacture of single-use e-cigarettes should be stopped next year in line with other European countries. France is considering a ban by the end of 2023, with the European Union expected to follow suit in 2026. The LGA said it […]

todayJuly 15, 2023 8

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Camilla will not receive 360000 annuity from Parliament like Philip

The Queen will not receive her own annuity from Parliament – despite the previous consort, the late Duke of Edinburgh, being paid nearly £360,000 a year to fund his official duties. A National Audit Office (NAO) report into the royal household’s finances confirmed Camilla’s activities will be met by the Sovereign Grant instead, and she will not be given a separate payment. The UK’s independent public spending watchdog’s Royal Household […]

todayJuly 14, 2023 8

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Junior doctors told to look at 6 pay offer after Government says no more negotiations

The Education Secretary has urged junior doctors to “look at” the pay offer. Gillian Keegan, speaking to Sky News, said: I would urge the BMA, the independent pay review bodies have done a very thorough analysis and they look at rates of recruitment, retention, they look at all the other sort of professions or similar professions so they do do a very thorough job. “And so I think it’s only […]

todayJuly 14, 2023 7

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People forced to pull out their own teeth amid NHS dental crisis

People in the UK have been forced to pull out their own teeth at home because they can not access or afford an NHS dentist, a damning new report has found. The Health and Social Care Committee’s examination of NHS dentistry calls for “urgent and fundamental reform” and said there was evidence of pain and distress that is “totally unacceptable in the 21st century”. The document cites a YouGov poll […]

todayJuly 14, 2023 6

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NatWest sets goal to support 10 million people per year with financial wellbeing

NatWest is planning to help 10 million people to manage their financial wellbeing per year by the end of 2027. The bank aims to reach the target through methods such as digital tools, financial health checks, and its “know your credit score” service, which is also available to non-customers. NatWest Group chief executive Alison Rose said: “We recognise the important role we play in helping people build their financial capability.” The bank […]

todayJuly 13, 2023 5

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Poundland cashes in on demand for budget food and essentials

Shoppers hunting for deals on food and household essentials have driven up sales at Poundland in recent months, the budget retailer’s owner said. Pepco Group, which owns the Pepco and Dealz brands in Europe and Poundland in the UK, saw its revenues grow as it opened new stores and kept prices low. Poundland revenues jumped by 9% to 539 million euros (£460 million) in the three months to the end of June, compared with the […]

todayJuly 13, 2023 5

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