Broadband prices rise: Here’s how to get a cheaper deal

Millions of households will pay more for their broadband this month with four major telecoms providers hiking prices. The average bill will increase £3.03 per month, the equivalent of £36.39 per year, according to Compare the Market, with the collective cost estimated to be nearly a billion pounds. The nation’s big four internet providers, Sky, … Read more

Global sea levels could rise two feet as Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ melts FASTER than expected

Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ is melting FASTER than expected and could raise global sea levels by up to two feet, study warns Autonomous robot took measurements of the water beneath Thwaites glacier Thwaites is called the ‘doomsday glacier’ due to its impact on sea level rise  New data on the water currents underneath sheds light on … Read more

Covid cases in England rise by 10% in a week with 160,000 people now infected

Covid cases in England rise by 10% in a week with 160,000 people now infected – but ONS says data shows the outbreak is ‘level’ and has barely changed since mid-March Office for National Statistics data showed an estimated 140,000 people had the virus in the previous week But statisticians said the rise was nothing … Read more

Rolls-Royce sees first quarter sales rise to highest on record

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars sees sales rise to the highest in its 116-year history as well-heeled buyers snap up the luxury vehicles despite the pandemic Luxury car group Rolls-Royce Motor Cars delivered 1,380 cars in the first quarter China market particularly strong and orders for bespoke cars also on the up   By Jane Denton For Thisismoney Published: … Read more

Petrol prices: Diesel and unleaded rise 12p a litre in just five months

Fuel prices accelerated in March for a fifth consecutive month, latest data shows.  The average price of petrol rose 2.7p-a-litre last month, pushing unleaded to an average of 126.28p.  Diesel prices have grown more steadily at 2.4p per litre in March, reaching 129.07p-a-litre on average. Simon Williams, the RAC’s spokesman on all things fuel related, … Read more

Pakistan PM Imran Khan blames how women dress for rise in rape cases

WIFE NUMBER ONE: JEMIMA GOLDSMITH Jemima Goldsmith, who has now returned to her maiden name, is the eldest child of Lady Annabel Goldsmith and Sir James Goldsmith. Jemima was just 21 years old when she met the 42-year-old Imran Khan, and the couple married in 1995 – first in an Islamic ceremony in Paris and then … Read more

New car sales rebound in March as registrations rise 11.5%

New car sales have grown for the first time in half a year, according to figures published by the auto sector this morning. Almost 284,000 motors were registered in March, which was an 11.5 per cent increase on the same month last year. It’s the first month of year-on-year sales increases since August 2020 and … Read more

Russian military analyst warns European or world war possible in month as tensions rise in Ukraine

A European or even World War could be triggered in four in Ukraine after Russia dispatched 4,000 to the disputed border with its neighbour, warns an independent Russian military analyst.      It comes as social media footage footage shows suspected large scale Russian military movements in regions close to rebel-held eastern Ukraine and annexed Crimea. With … Read more

UK minimum wage increases 2.2%, with pay rise for 2m low-paid workers

Pay hike for 2million low-paid workers as minimum wage increases today by 2.2%… more than £300 extra a year for full time staff The National Living Wage rises by 2.2 per cent to £8.91 per hour from Thursday The boost is the equivalent of £345 extra per year for someone working full time The rate … Read more