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Storm Desmond: Thousands Of People Flooded Out Of Homes

Storm Desmond: Thousands Of People Flooded Out Of Homes

Storm Desmond: Thousands Of People Flooded Out Of Homes. Thousands of people have been flooded out of their homes or left without power after Storm Desmond wreaked havoc in parts of the UK.

In Cumbria and Lancashire more than 43,000 homes are suffering from power cuts, while an estimated 5,200 homes have been affected by flooding.

The weather has claimed two lives – in Cumbria and the Republic of Ireland. read more

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Mixed reaction to Black Friday

Mixed reaction to Black Friday

HOPPERS lined up waiting for stores to open for Black Friday bargains.

They queued up early outside Marks & Spencer and were quick to search Churchill Square in Brighton looking for a cut-price steal yesterday.

Larger chain stores in Sussex such as Tesco did a brisk trade other town centres were more subdued as shoppers turned to the internet.

The Open Market in Brighton took Black Friday more literally – slashing its black clothing to half price. read more

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Spending Review Result 2015

Spending Review Result 2015

Spending Review Result 2015. George Osborne has unveiled the results of the government’s spending review; here we analyse the key points in 25 main areas.

Tax credits

  • All cuts to tax credits are to be cancelled.

Rowena Mason, political correspondent: Osborne has clearly surprised his MPs by totally abandoning his tax credit changes, which would have cost affected families up to £1,300 each and caused consternation on his own side as well as the opposition. It is a 100% U-turn since his aides were insisting up until recently that he was committed to the cuts in principle. read more

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Spending Review Today

Spending Review Today

Spending Review Today is the day when the Chancellor will reveal his plans for Government spending and the nation’s finances.

The spending review sets the amount Government departments will spend – a £4tn budget over the next five years.

Spending reviews were introduced by Gordon Brown in 1998 and the last one was in 2013. read more

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Sky Q New Generation Skybox

Sky Q New Generation Skybox

Sky Q New Generation Skybox. When Sky launched its pay-TV platform in the UK, it was the outsider in the broadcast industry.

But now it is part of the media establishment, and last week’s launch of its new set-top box was the first move in its fight against a new breed of rivals. Sky Q is its response to the gauntlet Apple threw down in September. Launching a revamped version of the company’s Apple TV set-top box, Apple chief executive Tim Cook proclaimed: “The future of TV is apps.”

But Sky’s forthcoming “Q” service is aimed at a very different future from the one targeted by Apple, Google, Amazon and Roku. Those services all have streaming set-top boxes that would make broadcast TV channels just another app icon to pick. read more

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Mali Hotel Attack

Mali Hotel Attack

Malian police have appealed for help to identify the two gunmen who carried out Friday’s attack on a hotel in the capital, Bamako, in which killed 22 people.

Pictures of their bodies have been shown on state TV and police have asked for the public’s help to identify them.

Malian and international troops stormed the Radisson Blu hotel to free guests and staff being held hostage. read more

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Black Friday Today

Black Friday Today

Black Friday 2015: UK Shoppers expected to almost DOUBLE their spend on fashion, tech and more.

According to data UK shoppers will double their spending during this year’s Black Friday on 27 November 2015.

The stats, from Emarsys – a global marketing software provider, predict we will be doubling our average spend on the latest fashion items, as well as tech, sports and larger outdoor items – with average order values increasing to £122+.

This year’s Black Friday is also estimated to be the UK’s first online shopping day event to make £1 billion. read more

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