‘Trumpcare’ would send her to Mexico for birth control

June 26, 2017

(CNN)All Ariana and Kevin Gonzalez want is birth control. But the California couple says that if the Republican alternative to Obamacare becomes law, they’ll be driving over the border to Mexico to get it. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. California community health centers would be put under “untenable stress” if Planned Parenthood centers were defunded, according to a group representing the centers. …


Pension savers ‘missing out on top-ups’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… double your money through an employer contribution and tax relief from the government takes a lot of beating.” Graham Vidler, director of external affairs at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, said; “If your employer offers a workplace pension, you should certainly consider joining and putting in as much as possible as if you don’t you will miss out on free money in the form of employer contributions as well as the tax relief. “This research highlights how …


Diamond ring purchased for $13 as costume jewelry sells for $848K

June 8, 2017

(CNN)A diamond ring purchased for 10 ($13) has sold for 656,750 ($847,667) — roughly double its initial estimated value of 250,000 ($325,000) to 350,000 ($456,000) — at the Sotheby’s Fine Jewels auction in London last night. The startling realization of the ring’s true value came decades later, when the wearer chose to have the ring appraised by a local jeweler. The ring was later identified as a cushion-shaped diamond set in a 19th century mount. …


How to live on an island just 20 minutes from Bond Street – BBC News

June 4, 2017

There is certainly lots of water here, although at low tide there is also quite a lot of mud. Within a couple of years the 12-acre island will also be home to the English National Ballet (ENB), and the London Film School. The ENB will stage most of its performances there, as well as rehearsals. Lorries will be able to drive in and out to transport sets all over the world. For that reason Sean Mulryan, the Irish billionaire behind the development, has described it as his “island …


Is Scotland on the cusp of a Tory resurgence? – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… The Conservatives are targeting the seats of SNP “big beasts”, including that of the party’s former leader, Alex Salmond So what might a Tory revival look like in the end? The party won’t make a public prediction about how many seats it might win. Privately, Tories are hoping to make it into double figures. Ten or 12 MPs would be a very good result for them. If they could topple an SNP “big beast”, they’d be delighted. They are targeting the seats of …


Don’t look back in anger: Music helps Manchester remember, and forget – BBC News

… watching everything else.” CCTV shows bomber before arena blast Hate crimes ‘double’ after arena attack Defiant attack poem to become book Others undoubtedly stayed away, but it was hard to tell how many. There was a huge crowd, though, and those that did attend were determined to enjoy it and let off steam as well as showing solidarity and respect. The best gigs are the ones where you lose yourself in the music and retreat from reality for a couple of hours. Despite the …

May 29, 2017

Castlemorton Common: The rave that changed the law – BBC News

… our [farm] pond there were double-decker buses lined up all along there,” she remembered. “It was very disruptive because no-one could get in or out – not with a vehicle. “They had some very loud sound systems and they played very loud music, but in actual fact the music didn’t worry me that much, because I like music. “But it did other people, it drove [them] mad. It stopped about five o’clock in the morning and it started up about midday.” …

May 28, 2017

The struggles of war babies fathered by black GIs – BBC News

… description of his childhood spent living with his grandparents in a village behind Chesil Beach sounds idyllic. But that’s to ignore the reason why he went there in the first place. Determined to punish his wife for her double transgression, John’s stepfather did not allow him to live in the family home except from Monday to Friday during school term. Even then, John was not permitted to enter the house by the front door. At weekends he was packed off to his maternal grandparents, …

May 22, 2017

Conservative manifesto: No timetable for migration pledge – BBC News

… a “double lock” with the state pension to rise by the higher of average earnings or inflation – but to no longer go up by 2.5% if they are both lower than that An extra 4bn for schools in England by 2022 – partly funded by an end to the current provision of free school lunches for all infant pupils in England Scrapping the ban on setting up new grammar schools Universities charging maximum tuition fees will have to sponsor academies or help found free schools A free vote …

May 20, 2017