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Aviva meets criticism over Friends Life deal

first_img Show Comments ▼ Aviva meets criticism over Friends Life deal Caitlin Morrison whatsapp Monday 24 November 2014 9:26 pm Share Tags: Aviva Company Friends Life Group Ltdcenter_img Analysts have warned that Aviva’s share price could continue to decline, following news that the insurance group is in talks concerning a £5.6bn merger with rival Friends Life.Shares dropped by more than five per cent yesterday when the markets opened for the first time since the news broke.“The market is in a state of complete bewilderment and huge surprise,” Shore Capital insurance analyst Eamonn Flanagan told City A.M: “I think the share price is going to continue to weaken.”Flanagan stated that for the investors “who bought into the turnaround story and the decision to focus on overseas businesses”, the proposed deal “raises questions”. And Barrie Cornes, analyst at Panmure Gordon, commented: “It’s not unreasonable to say that investors are shocked – they thought they knew the strategy, which was to contract and then grow overseas.”Aviva has until 19 December to make a formal offer. Cornes, the second City analyst to take a dim view of the proposal, said the jury was still out on whether the deal would come to fruition.“People are waiting to hear the detail, and I think the detail needs to come out relatively quickly,” he said.Aviva declined to comment. whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRelated Articles10 Amazing RVs You Won’t Want To MissTop 10 Date Night In Movies & Films Of All TimeThe Rich List: Top 5 TikTok Earnersby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For Seniorslast_img read more

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How to lose weight and get healthy for the new year: A City worker’s guide

first_img whatsapp How to lose weight and get healthy for the new year: A City worker’s guide whatsapp Monday 29 December 2014 11:49 am Indulging a little more over the Christmas period is to be expected – with so many mince pies and other tasty treats around, it would be difficult not to.And it’s not just the food that leads to a slightly sluggish feeling after the festive season. It’s also the booze, the parties and all the lounging around. For many, January marks a time to cut back on this unhealthy lifestyle – it’s a time for losing weight and becoming healthier.But the fast pace of the City and the intensity of the work mean energy levels must be kept up, so minimising food intake is not an option.Here is the City worker’s guide to becoming fit again in the new year.STICK TO A ROUTINEWhether it’s what you eat, when you exercise or when you go to bed, sticking to a routine is essential for optimum health and alertness.If you’re used to drinking a coffee each morning, for example, you should stick to this and try to do it at the same time each day – don’t drink more and don’t drink less. Disrupting the body’s rhythm can lead to migraines, sleep problems and in extreme cases even depression.If you find yourself feeling particularly tired in the morning, this could also be because your body clock is out of sync – too much variation in the time you go to bed can confuse it and make you feel groggy when you’re supposed to be wide awake.Try setting your alarm clock at the same time each day, and you’ll naturally end up feeling tired enough to go to bed at the same time each day, too. DON’T SKIP MEALS – MINIMISE SNACKING INSTEADSkipping meals might seem like an easy way to cut calories and get your weight down fast, but it can lead to more damage than good – to begin with, it disrupts the regularity of your digestive system (which prepares to deal with food at certain times of the day).It also drains you of energy, so if you have something important to do, you won’t be able to do it properly – this can negatively affect your work performance. And if you end up feeling too hungry after skipping a meal, you might end up eating more than you would have if you had just had a small meal to begin with.A better way to tackle eating is by minimising snacking, since it is through this that most excess calories are consumed. USE YOUR LUNCH BREAK TO GO FOR A JOGWhen you’re working hard, it can become impossible to fit exercise in before or after work. Instead, you could try to going for a jog on the streets around your work during lunch – half an hour will do the trick, and your lunch at the other end will become so much more enjoyable.As well as helping to keep weight down, running can provide a wide range of health benefits. To begin with, it has been proven many times that running releases endorphins and encourages long term happiness. This has obvious knock-on effects for both your personal and work life.Other studies have shown that running can help prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, some cancers, and a number of other unpleasant conditions.Perhaps one of the lesser known benefits is that running wards off age-related mental decline. An experiment in 2012 looked at the effect of regular exercise on mental ability and revealed a clear trend: that physically fit adults scored better in mental tests than their unfit peers.REPLACE OTHER FOODS WITH VEGETABLESIf you have a big appetite, try replacing the foods you would normally eat with lots of vegetables.Compared to most foods, they have a lot of fibre and micronutrients, as well as having less fat and sugar.Try adding a large bowl of salad or steamed vegetables to every meal, and your stomach will not have as much room left over for the highly calorific foods.STAY BUSYWhen we stop, we think about food. It’s not when we are working hard to meet a deadline, or when we are in the middle of an important meeting that a hunger craving hits us – it’s during those quieter moments where the pressure is off.Try to minimise free time at home when you have access to lots of calorific foods – stay busy, out and about in London. Work hard and make plans in the evening, whether to see friends, go to the gym or do some other hobby.  More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Show Comments ▼ Sarah Spickernell Tags: NULL Sharelast_img read more

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David Gauke: Questions need to be answered about HSBC tax evasion accusations

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Fans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org The financial secretary to the Treasury David Gauke has defended HMRC amid claims it “overlooked” tax evasion in the wake of allegations about HSBC – but said there are “clearly questions that need to answered” about the bank’s actions. Gauke was today challenged by Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywood Shabana Mahmood, who wanted to know why the government “failed to act” when it received documents showing that HSBC had helped 7,000 UK-based clients “evade” paying tax.  Mahmood said: “This government has failed to back Labour in our calls to stamp out tax avoidance. Now it seems wrongdoing may have been overlooked on their watch.” However Gauke dismissed this, noting that the documents cover the period from 2005 to 2007 – when Labour was in charge.  Within the data, Gauke said there were so many duplications the number of real cases – relating to both individuals and companies – totalled 3,600, of which HMRC had pursued 1,000.  Those cases had been settled and “that means that £135m was raised for the Exchequer that would not have been raised otherwise”, Gauke added.  The “remainder had no case to answer”. Gauke claimed this as a win for the Conservatives, saying it “demonstrates a government willing to address the matter”.  He also pointed the finger of blame at Labour, noting that the documents relate to tax evasian and tax avoidance between 2005 and 2007.  “The fact is that HMRC is more successful at raising money from the wealthy and anybody else who tries to avoid their taxes,” Gauke said. But he was more equivocal about HSBC’s actions.  “There are clearly questions that need to be answered about what happened at HSBC between 2005 and 2007,” he said  “HMRC are taking evidence from around 1000 people where there’s evidence that they’ve broken UK law and HMRC will continue to take evidence where further evidence arises.”  There was no suggestion former chairman Lord Green was at fault for what happened in the Swiss subsidiary of the bank, he added.  The claims surfaced last night. Thousands of pages of data were obtained from an engineer working for HSBC in Geneva, by a collaboration of news outlets including Le Monde, The Guardian, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the BBC’s Panorama.   Emma Haslett by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableySenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesGrowitchRemember Nicole Richie? Try Not To Gasp When You See Her Now  Growitchcenter_img whatsapp David Gauke: Questions need to be answered about HSBC tax evasion accusations Monday 9 February 2015 12:48 pm Tags: Company HSBC Holdings Sharelast_img read more

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Greece could seek funding from Russia if Europe doesn’t budge, says defence minister

first_imgTuesday 10 February 2015 11:42 am Joe Hall More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableySenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitioncenter_img whatsapp Greece could seek funding from Russia if Europe doesn’t budge, says defence minister Share Greece has warned that it could seek assistance from Russia if it fails to strike a new debt deal with the Eurozone. The country’s defence minister Panos Kammenos said there was a “plan B” if its negotiations over a new bailout deal are rejected. Kammenos is a member of the right-wing Independent Greeks party, the junior coalition partner to the more left-leaning Syriza. The anti-austerity government insists the terms of its €240bn (£180bn) bailout with the European Union and International Monetary Fund are too severe.  Both parties also want Germany to pay war reparations to pay back a loan forced upon the Bank of Greece by the Nazis, estimated to be worth around €11bn in today’s money.  Ahead of an EU leaders’ summit in Brussels and a Eurogroup meeting to discuss the “state of play” in Greece this week, Kammenos told Greek TV the country could look to Russia, the United States or China for funding. Kammenos told Greece’s Mega TV: What we want is a deal. But if there is no deal, and if we see that Germany remains rigid and wants to blow apart Europe, then we have the obligation to go to plan B. Plan B is to get funding from another source. It could be the United States at best, it could be Russia, it could be China or other countries. Greece’s new government is seen as wanting closer relations with Russia. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has strongly criticised the severity of EU sanctions imposed on Russia its military activity in Ukraine. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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UK industrial production fell 0.2 per cent in December due to North Sea oil output

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof The UK’s industrial production missed expectations in the last month of 2014, highlighting the increasing dependence of economic growth on the stronger service sector.UK industrial production fell 0.2 per cent month-on-month in December, as maintenance work on North Sea oil and gas fields curbed output. Economists had been expecting 0.1 per cent growth, according to a poll by Reuters. However, economists were pleasantly surprised by 0.1 per cent month-on-month manufacturing growth, which was forecast to decline by 0.1 per cent.On an annual basis, both sets of figure look stronger. Industrial production rose 0.5 per cent on last year, while manufacturing grew 2.4 per cent.Fourth quarter industrial output rose 0.1 per cent – more than estimated by the ONS – but it’s unlikely to affect the final figure.Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist at IHS Global Insight, explained: “This only marginally increases the possibility that GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 could eventually be revised up from the currently reported 0.5 per cent rate given that industrial production only accounts for 14.6 per cent of GDP.”Industrial production measures how much manufacturing, mining and utilities companies contribute to economic growth. whatsapp Tuesday 10 February 2015 8:49 am Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ UK industrial production fell 0.2 per cent in December due to North Sea oil output Jessica Morris last_img read more

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Universal Credit: What you need to know about the benefits scheme being rolled out today

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UK property market: Number of mortgage-free homeowners now outstrips those with property loan

first_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbeszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comArticles SkillHe Left Wife For Her Sister, Then She Wins It AllArticles SkillMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteabley Show Comments ▼ UK property market: Number of mortgage-free homeowners now outstrips those with property loan Lynsey Barber The number of people in the UK who own their home outright has surpassed the number of those with mortgages for the first time since the 1980s.Of the 14.3m who own their house, 7.4m owned outright, compared to 6.9m who bought with a mortgage. Last year these two types of owner were equal, according to the latest official figures. Homeowners account for 63 per cent of all housing in the UK, a decline from the peak of homeownership in 2003, when it stood at 71 per cent.This has been mirrored in the boom in the private rented sector, which has doubled in size since 2002, now accounting for 19 per cent of, or 4.4m, households, according to the English Housing Survey report.UK tenuresOver-65s make up the majority of households without a mortgage, accounting for 4.5m of the 7.4m outright owners.Meanwhile, the number of homeowners aged 25-34 years old, either owning outright or with a mortgage, fell from 59 per cent to just 36 per cent in the last decade, demonstrating the generational divide when it comes to property ownership.In London, the number of outright homeowners is the lowest of all tenures. The private rented sector remains the largest type of household, followed by those bought with a mortgage and then social renters.London tenures whatsapp Wednesday 25 February 2015 7:59 am Tags: UK house prices Sharelast_img read more

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Stress tests to hit global banks

first_img Stress tests to hit global banks BRITAIN’S biggest international banks will be put through their paces by the next Bank of England stress tests, which will be unveiled today.Standard Chartered, HSBC and Barclays are expected to be pushed hardest by the 2015 tests, which will check how well they would perform if an economic crunch was to hit emerging markets.Last year’s tests focused on a crash in UK housing markets, with a 35 per cent fall in house prices and a spike in unemployment.That fictional scenario put the strain on UK-centric banks such as Lloyds and RBS, as well as the Nationwide building society. Those banks will still be affected this time around – a crash in Asia would hit the UK economy – but the focus will firmly be on the global players.Analysts already think there is a chance new Standard Chartered boss Bill Winters will have to raise capital with a rights issue, and this could be a catalyst for such action.The stress tests are also a serious operational challenge to the banks.Last year, enormous numbers of staff were seconded and consultants hired to knock the bank’s data into shape, so it fitted the Bank of England’s requirements, and was comparable to that of other lenders.As the tests will take place every year, the industry is keen to make sure the required data are available in the correct format more easily.As a result, they are investing heavily in IT to avoid such disruption this year and in future. Express KCS whatsapp whatsapp Share Sunday 29 March 2015 11:30 pm Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Mapped: What emoji use reveals about your country (hint … Brits like wine)

first_img Jessica Morris Emojis rule. They inject our tweets, WhatsApps and other musings with more punch, help us ensure their recipients know when we’re being sarcastic or silly. and sum up the things that we simply can’t put into words.And for anyone who doesn’t know, they’re little smiley faces, or cool icons such as the dancing lady in a red dress, that’s disconcertingly described as a John Travolta-like character. Now SwiftKey, which lets users download emojis for Android and iOS devices, has crunched more than a billion pieces of emoji data to learn how different language speakers across the world use the icons.It found Australia was the “land of vice” with individuals binging on alcohol, drugs and junk food-related emoijs, while unsurprisingly, Boozy Britons over-indexed for their use of wine-related emojis, as well as the winking face.We’ve mapped some of our favourite emoji trends below: whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.com Tags: NULL Share Thursday 23 April 2015 12:05 pm Mapped: What emoji use reveals about your country (hint … Brits like wine) Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Homes versus roads under Ed Balls say Tories

first_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Express KCS More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com whatsapp Share whatsapp Tuesday 5 May 2015 8:52 pm Homes versus roads under Ed Balls say Tories THE TORIES claim that Labour’s plan to build 200,000 homes each year could curb infrastructure projects.Due to shadow chancellor Ed Balls’ promise not to increase borrowing, the £2.61bn a year required to meet the housebuildng target would have to come from funds allocated to infrastructure and investment.The Tories said this could risk the funding of road projects such as the A303 Stonehenge tunnel.Transport secretary Patrick McGloughlin told City A.M.: “Ed Miliband’s reckless spending pledges would put our infrastructure at risk. Jobs and the success of businesses around the country are dependent on the road and rail investment we’ve fought hard to secure. Labour would jeopardise that in order to pay for an arbitrary housing target, which they plucked out of thin air because they thought it sounded good.”Labour rejected the claims: “This is more desperate nonsense from the Tories. Their figures are incorrect, and they’re wrong to say Labour will not go ahead with infrastructure projects”.In January, the Lloyds Banking Group Commission on Housing called for 200,000-250,000 new homes to be built a year, for the next decade. last_img read more

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