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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.
‘He leaves it everywhere,’ she said of habit
Peruvian authorities sealed off three beaches Monday after they were hit by an oil spill blamed on freak waves caused by the volcanic eruption in Tonga.
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.
Londoners working from home on a Monday are skipping exercise and feel more demotivated and stressed as a result, research has found. The introduction of Plan B restrictions last month saw most workers return to their homes, though Boris Johnson has been urged to scrap working from home guidance at the end of the month to boost London’s economic recovery. According to a study conducted by Fitness First, nearly half (45 per cent) of Londoners said that exercising on a Monday made them more productive.
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.
A 40-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter after a five-year-old British girl was killed in a "high-speed" skiing crash in Switzerland.
The film will follow the life and career of the comedian who rose to fame with comedy spoof versions of classic songs.
MPs debated Nadine Dorries’ announcement that the BBC licence fee would be frozen at £159 for two years.
The coming year will reveal if the country is serious about developing its wind energy.
Boris Johnson's 'partygate' scandal gets an explicit Cassetteboy RATM remix
The chief executives of several major American passenger and cargo airlines have warned of an impending "catastrophic" crisis that could come in less than two days when telecommunications companies deploy a new 5G service. The new C-Band 5G service set to be rolled out by AT&T and Verizon on Wednesday could leave a significant number of widebody aircraft unusable, the airlines warned. "Unless our major hubs are cleared to fly, the vast majority of the traveling and shipping public will essentially be grounded," wrote the chief executives of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and others.
The investiture took place at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Wednesday.
Defence secretary Ben Wallace has invited Russian counterpart for talks in London
The addition has been made to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.
‘Congrats you just killed off the joke as usual,’ wrote one viewer
Officials said they planned to “explore” how they could make the century-old name “clearer” and avoid any unwanted connection with the disgraced Duke.
Energy bills could soar by around £700 for average households from April 1 unless the Government steps in.
The rapid spread of the Omicron variant, combined with the roll-out of up to 20 billion doses of vaccine means the COVID-19 pandemic could be over this year, according to one of the world's leading public health experts. The more infectious variant will have increased levels of COVID-19 immunity globally.