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Britain's payments regulator on Tuesday fined five payments companies including Mastercard a total of 33 million pounds ($45.01 million) for cartel behaviour involving prepaid cards issued to vulnerable people on welfare benefits. Mastercard received the largest fine of 31.56 million pounds ($43.04 million). The other companies fined were allpay, Advanced Payment Solution, Prepaid Financial Services and Sulion.
Up to 80,000 people are thought to be affected but communication has been cut off with the Pacific nation
Princess Diana’s former personal protection officer has criticised Prince Harry’s legal bid for Scotland Yard to provide him with armed bodyguards when in the UK. The Duke of Sussex is seeking a judicial review of Home Secretary Priti Patel’s decision to strip him of his police protection team, claiming it is too dangerous to visit the UK without Scotland Yard bodyguards.
The addition has been made to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.
Winchester College did not use ‘basic safeguards’ during the 1970s and 1980s in allowing John Smyth QC to infiltrate the school, a review has found.
Sales in the retailer’s travel division fell, with airports and railway stations hit, but high street stores had a better time.
Colombian man creates hand gestures so blind friend can watch football
Boris Johnson’s former senior adviser Dominic Cummings appeared before reporters outside his home on Wednesday morning. He spoke only to ask the assembled media to move away from his house while his wife and son walked to school. Regarding lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street, Mr Cummings said, “If I say anything, I’ll say it later on.”.
A professor accused of treating a pair of PhD students like slaves by asking them to do her gardening, redecorate her home and go underwear shopping has won a £15,000 payout after a tribunal ruled she was wrongly sacked.
‘Gwynt Glas’ project will be 20 times larger than the biggest floating facility built to date
Dominic Cummings will be interviewed as part of an investigation into parties and gatherings at Downing Street during coronavirus restrictions. Boris Johnson's former chief adviser confirmed to Sky News that he will be involved in the probe, which is looking at events in Number 10 and other government departments.
Nearly 10 million students are gradually returning to school in Colombia, despite the spread of Omicron variant infections in the country. Students will not be required to show proof of vaccination. Colombia recorded a record number of Covid-19 infections in almost two years with more than 35,000 cases reported in one day.
A man died and two other people were seriously injured after they were "thrown" from a vehicle and trailer when a bridge collapsed. Police were called to a farm in the Moor Lane area of Roeburndale in Lancashire just before 4.30pm on Tuesday. Ambulance crews, the fire service and mountain rescue also attended the scene.
Nicola Sturgeon said she is “cautiously optimistic” about Scotland’s coronavirus situation ahead of a statement announcing possible changes to restrictions. The First Minister said the country is “in a better position than I feared we would be before Christmas”, but would not comment on whether she plans to follow Wales with a mass easing of Covid rules. Her comments came as the Scottish Tories called for the scrapping of most coronavirus restrictions, with the exception of face coverings.
Teams of daring young men grappled in the dirt with furious bucking bulls at an often-lethal Indian festival that has been a proverbial red rag to animal rights activists.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has warned that the threat of foreign interference in UK politics is growing, after a Chinese spy was discovered to be working at the heart of Westminster.
The man was among several others travelling in a vehicle which fell into a river on a farm in Lancashire.
Inflation climbed to 5.4% last month, its highest rate since March 1992, as Britain's cost of living squeeze intensified, official figures show.
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to revisit part of its decision not to protect Yellowstone National Park’s bison as an endangered species
The emergence of community fridges during the pandemic helps communities help each other while fighting food waste.