Rail replacement services ‘humiliating’ disabled people

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Figures show there were more accessible buses used than coaches in rail replacement services Disabled rail passengers say they are left “humiliated” by inaccessible replacement bus and coach services. Providers have until the end of the year to put on vehicles which anyone can …

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‘Failing’ Chris Grayling lands £100,000 role with ports company

Former cabinet minister Chris Grayling – who once gave a multimillion-pound contract to a ferry firm with no ships – has landed a new £275 per hour role with a major ports company. According to updated parliamentary records, the Conservative MP will earn £100,000 per year as a “strategic adviser” …

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Covid symptoms: Is it a cold, flu or coronavirus?

Image copyright Getty Images Colds, flu and Covid-19 are caused by different viruses, but can have similar symptoms. It can be hard to judge which one you may have. Most people who feel ill with coronavirus will have at least one of the key symptoms: a high temperature a new, …

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Can you save on stamp duty by buying home with an annex?

Buying a property with an annex can provide the extra breathing space you need if you’re going to have your in-law or grown-up child live live with you. But as well as this benefit, it could also have a financial boost by lowering your tax bill. This is because buying …

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Home working expected to double after pandemic, new study suggests

The number of people working from home is expected to double following the coronavirus pandemic, new research suggests. A survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found that employers reckon 37% of staff will regularly avoid the journey into the office following COVID-19 – up …

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Woman transforms family home into a stunning three-bed modern masterpiece

A woman has transformed her ugly 1930s family home into a stunning five bedroom modern masterpiece by splashing £250,000 on an enormous extension.   Katy Wilson, 36, from Derbyshire, bought her detached three-bedroom property  back in February 2015 and spent years applying for planning permission to overhaul the entire house. She …

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Six months of heartbreak and loss

Image caption Brenda Doherty’s mother Ruth was one of the first people to die with Covid-19 in NI It is six months since the first death of someone in Northern Ireland who had tested positive for Covid-19. Since then the total recorded by the Department of Health has risen to …

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