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Month: February 2022

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School children enjoy day out at the Mart

Trinity Rotary Club of King’s Lynn organised an annual kids day out at the Mart on Thursday.Some 367 children attended from local schools along with teachers, parents and helpers who were given free use of the fairground attractions for two hours.The schools attending were Greyfriars, Green Park, Howard, Eastgate, Whitefriars and Churchill Park.Trinity Rotary Club of King’s Lynn organised the annual day out for children at the Mart on Thursday, […]

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This is not diplomacy we are at war Ukrainian MP calls for more Western help

A Ukrainian MP in Kyiv has called on western powers like the UK to do more to help following Russia’s invasion, warning “this is not about diplomacy any more… we are at war”. Inna Sovsun, deputy leader of the Holos Party, said even stricter economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia and that Ukrainians require thousands more weapons, while a no-fly zone needs to be set up over the country […]

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Bank of England considers withdrawing affordability test for mortgage lending

The Bank of England is considering ditching an affordability rule for mortgage lending and wants to know what impact this could have on the market. Two recommendations were introduced in 2014 to help guard against a material increase in household indebtedness that could potentially make an economic downturn worse. These were a loan-to-income limit and the affordability test, which specifies a “stress interest rate” for lenders to consider when assessing […]

todayFebruary 28, 2022 9


Scottish FA joins counterparts in refusing to face Russia until further notice

The Scottish Football Association has joined its English and Welsh counterparts in refusing to face Russia at any level until further notice. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has prompted a number of European associations to say they would refuse to play against them, including the Polish, Swedish and Czech federations, who are part of a four-team World Cup play-off draw with Russia. Scotland are due to face Ukraine in a […]

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Unacceptable Truss statements sparked Putins nuclear alert Kremlin claims

Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s nuclear deterrent on high alert after “absolutely unacceptable” remarks by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, the Kremlin has claimed. The Russian president said he had placed Moscow’s nuclear forces on a “special regime of combat duty” in response to “aggressive statements” from members of the Nato defence alliance. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov went further on Monday to blame the escalation during Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine on Ms […]

todayFebruary 28, 2022 9


Fresh measures will help Ukrainians seek refuge in UK Defence Secretary hints

Fresh measures to help Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion are likely to be introduced, the Defence Secretary has hinted, as the UK Government came under pressure to act. Ben Wallace said on Monday that the move to allow immediate family members to join Ukrainians settled in the UK is only a “first step” as Vladimir Putin’s assault continued. Mr Wallace dismissed the Russian president putting his nuclear forces on […]

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Primark sales to jump 60 after pandemic recovery

That's according to parent company, Associated British Foods Associated British Foods (ABF) has said rebounding business at its Primark fashion stores mean its sales and profits are “strongly ahead” of last year. The value fashion brand’s parent company said Primark sales are set to jump 60% for the 24 weeks to March 5, compared with the same period last year, due to reduced pandemic restrictions. It said all Primark outlets […]

todayFebruary 28, 2022 8


Average petrol prices hit record 151 per litre

That's according to figures from data firm Experian Catalist Average UK petrol prices have exceeded £1.51 for the first time. The typical cost of a litre of petrol at UK forecourts was 150.65p on Saturday and 151.25p on Sunday, according to figures from data firm Experian Catalist. The average cost of a litre of diesel is also at a record high, reaching 154.69p on Saturday and 154.72p on Sunday. RAC […]

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