Vladimir Putin unleashes a new phase of war

Eight years after Russia annexed Crimea, it has claimed sovereignty over an even larger chunk of Ukrainian territory through military force and sham “votes”. The post-second world war settlement in Europe lies shattered. By declaring that any attack on the annexed regions would be treated as an assault on Russia itself, and that Moscow sees … Read more

Off-payroll (IR35 Reform) plan to be scrapped – 10 essential facts

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng, revealed the excellent news in his mini-budget on 22nd September 2022 that the Government plans to repeal the Off-payroll (IR35 Reforms). Since then, considerable confusion has spread across social media platforms, the most common mistake being that “IR35 has been repealed”. It hasn’t, and IR35 will remain. Let’s … Read more

What path is Hurricane Ian taking?

Hurricane Ian made landfall for the third time this week in South Carolina after tearing a ruinous path across Florida and Cuba. Ian roared ashore as a Category 1 storm near Georgetown with sustained winds of 85 miles per hour (140 kilometres per hour) at 2.05pm (eastern time) on Friday. The small town is around … Read more

Putin takes swipe at Giorgia Meloni by cutting off gas to Italy days after she backed Ukraine

Putin takes his first swipe at Giorgia Meloni by completely cutting off gas supplies to Italy just days after the right-wing leader backed Ukraine Italy reported that Russia’s Gazprom has suspended its gas supply until Monday The gas giant said that the delay is due to a transport issue in Austria However it follows Italy’s … Read more

Scores of Iraqis injured in anti-government protests in Baghdad | Iraq

Iraqi security forces have fired teargas and stun grenades to disperse stone-throwing protesters in clashes that wounded scores of people near Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, where hundreds marked the anniversary of anti-government unrest in 2019. At least 86 people were wounded on Saturday, about half of them members of the security forces, and 38 protesters were … Read more

Liz Truss says ‘sabotage’ responsible for Nord Stream leaks during meeting with Danish PM | World News

Liz Truss has agreed the cause of the leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines was “sabotage”, her spokesperson has said. The British prime minister was discussing the ruptures in the Russia-Germany gas supply lines with the Danish PM during the latter’s visit to Downing Street on Saturday. It is believed to be the first time … Read more

The Love, Indus Freedom Of Expression Line Limiter is hailed a ‘miracle’ cream – save $22 now

‘My smile lines are disappearing before my eyes!’ Meet the first ever cream designed to fill in creases around the mouth (and it works wonders on forehead lines too!) By Zoe Griffin For Dailymail.com Published: 08:54 EDT, 1 October 2022 | Updated: 08:54 EDT, 1 October 2022 SHOPPING: Products featured in this Mail Best article … Read more

Mum shares son’s story to raise awareness – despite abuse from trolls

Lacey fights off horrific trolls and is keen to share Christian’s story (Picture: Jam Press/@laceyandchristianbuchanan) A mum whose son was born with no eyes revealed the shocking trolling he is subjected to – and says she is determined to raise awareness of facial differences by sharing his story. Tennessee-born Christian Buchanan had amniotic band syndrome … Read more

Hurricane Ian: 77 killed and many unaccounted for after one of strongest, costliest storms in US history | US News

At least 77 people have been confirmed dead after Hurricane Ian struck the US – with rescuers desperately searching for survivors among the ruins of flooded homes. The remnants of one of the strongest and costliest hurricanes in American history is now headed north, with authorities in Florida and South Carolina left assessing the damage. … Read more