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Cowboy builder who took £300,000 from four separate families is jailed for nine months

A cowboy builder who that took £300,000 from four separate families but left their homes in ruin has been jailed. To complete Tony Mottram’s, 45, unfinished work- his victims had to fork out an extra £200,000, leaving them out of pocket and their ‘lives ruined’. Details of Mottram’s disastrous building work was heard by St […]

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Tory peer John Gummer gave speeches benefiting clients as watchdog probes £600,000 in payments

Tory peer John Selwyn Gummer spoke in support of measures that would benefit green businesses that paid his private company more than £600,000 during a dozen House of Lords debates, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. The former Minister, who has been chairman of the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) since 2012, is being […]

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Last man to live in one of Britain’s ‘ghost villages’ dies aged 98

The last survivor of one of Britain’s ‘ghost villages’ left empty after the residents were evicted by the British Army during the Second World War has died at the age of 98. Donald Balls was serving as a signalman for the Royal Air Force in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) when his family and 1,000 residents were […]

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David and Victoria Beckham ‘keen to put on a united front by throwing £30,000 New Year’s Eve party’

David and Victoria Beckham are reportedly throwing an epic £30,000 New Year’s Eve party.  The former footballer, 43, and Spice Girl, 44, are said to have invited twenty of their closest friends and family to a showstopping bash, held at their Cotsworld estate, according to The Sun.  It appears that the pair, who were rocked […]

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Charity that raised more than £1,000 to pay for homeless hotel stay praises Hilton for stepping in

‘It restores faith in humanity’: Hilton gives 28 rough-sleepers rooms for Christmas Eve and Christmas night after hotel backs out at last minute The Raise The Roof Hull Homeless Project had raised over £1,000 for the rooms  Royal Hotel, in Hull, due to host the guests for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day  But group was left […]

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National Lottery is accused of breaking its rules on political donations

The national lottery has awarded £500,000 to a transgender lobbying group after it received backlash for granting a charity who support trans children funding. The organisation has been accused of supporting political agendas, which it has a strict rule against, by giving two LGBT groups money to fund their media and influencing campaigns. The grant has […]

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Dad who raised £2,000 for Christmas is targeted by scammers posing as him to ask for MORE donations

A father-of-five who set up a fundraising page to pay for his children’s Christmas presents has been targeted by scammers posing as him online.  Ben Buckley set up a GoFundMe page to raise £2,000 after he cut back his hours at work when his wife suffered complications while pregnant with their fifth child. But the 32-year-old […]

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Mother and daughter living in a hospital room for FIFTEEN months costing taxpayers £180,000

Ruth Kidane has become one of the most familiar faces at Barnet Hospital in North London.  The 21-year-old, who has a rare, degenerative muscle-weakening disorder, is very happy here and loves the staff. ‘They’re brilliant,’ she said in a barely audible voice when we met this week. Ruth is confined to a wheelchair and sometimes […]

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People’s Procession sees 10,000 march through London in a ‘nation’s thank you’

Millions of people all over the country have paid tribute today to the efforts and sacrifices of those who fought and died in the Great War. To end a day filled with poignant tributes, stunning flaming beacons were lit in several towns and cities as a thank you to those who fought in World War […]

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Reykjavik drunk dry by 7,000 US troops who descended on the Icelandic capital after NATO exercise

Reykjavik runs out of beer as its supply is drunk in a single weekend by 7,000 US troops in Iceland for NATO exercise A significant number of the bars were forced to make emergency beer runs  Restaurateurs said they had never experienced anything like the situation  Up to 50,000 troops from 29 NATO allies had […]

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