It has been confirmed by the Guardian that pretty much all of the big mobile phone companies have reintroduced EU roaming charges. Telecoms expert Ernest Doku has said that Virgin Mobile customers should also be safe from roaming charges “for this year at least.”“Depending on when you last took out a mobile or sim deal or upgraded your phone, you may be shielded from your provider’s new roaming charges as they will not have been written in your contract at the time,” he added. One commented:“Roaming charges are illegal in the EU.”“These are Brexit roaming charges, applied by companies in the UK to customers in the UK. These are Brexit roaming charges, applied by companies in the UK to customers in the UK. So glad mobile companies are now allowed to take back control of how much they will charge.
July 03, 2022 12:18 UTC
The latest census for England and Wales, the first results of which were published last week, shows a population that is bigger than ever, at 59.6 million. Yet that big number in fact represents a slowing-down: the population grew by 7.8 per cent between 2001 and 2011, but the growth dropped to 6.3 per cent between 2011 and 2021. And, having narrowed the gap, erratically, for 60 years, the annual number of births in England and Wales (640,000 in 2019 — the last year unaffected by Covid) is not much higher than the number of deaths (531,000 in 2019). The number of under-fives in England and Wales fell by 7.6 per cent between 2011 and 2021 to 3.2 million. (The overall picture is true of
July 03, 2022 12:01 UTC
Taking place today at Wimbledon is the Parade of Champions with Roger Federer among those in attendance but the greatest champion in history in Martina Navratilova will not be there. Navratilova has attended the tournament prior to today but tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday morning meaning she will not be there according to Stuart Fraser of the Times. She becomes the latest high profile figure to test positive with Matteo Berrettini, Marin Cilic and Roberto Bautista-Agut all in the men's draw as well as Tamara Korpatsch who was due to play doubles with Harmony Tan and caused a social media storm due to comments made about the Frenchwoman.
July 03, 2022 11:41 UTC
There is no legal or political justification for unilateral action on the Northern Ireland Protocol, the Irish and German governments have warned. Mr Berger repeated the EU position that UK unilateral action would be a clear breach of international law. "The majority of businesses told us they are working very well with the Northern Ireland Protocol, what they need is certainty. Certainty in order to attract investment and this certainty is definitely damaged by the Northern Ireland Protocol bill," he said. "There is no doubt the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill breaks international law.
July 03, 2022 10:44 UTC
At the start of the year, Jeremy van den Bergh and his wife, Martine, did something they had never done so early before: they booked their family summer holiday. Amid uncertainty over what might happen to the economy — as the pandemic receded but inflation started to cast a shadow and interest rates began their ascent — the couple decided to take early decisions on their budget, and made sure they could still do the things they enjoyed. “You’re just thinking everything through a bit more,” said chartered accountant Jeremy, 38. SponsoredIn the run-up to their trip, they are now watching the pennies, mindful that energy bills will rise again in October and that the Bank of England is likely to raise interest rates once
July 03, 2022 10:31 UTC
The Wimbledon crowd has been split over whether they enjoyed a drama-filled match between two fiery players who picked up three code violations between them. Australia’s Nick Kyrgios was cautioned for swearing, while Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas breached the rules twice for smashing the ball away into the crowd. Nick Kyrgios falls to the floor during his third round singles match against Stefanos Tsitsipas (Zac Goodwin/PA)The 23-year-old player told journalists: “He (Kyrgios) bullies the opponents. Brothers Alex (left) and Will Page at Wimbledon (Laura Parnaby/PA). “I felt Kyrgios really got under Tsitsipas’ skin, which he’s really good at.
July 03, 2022 10:11 UTC
Sophie Orpen has a problem. A message has popped up on her computer screen in a London office block telling her that half a tonne of surplus spinach is sitting on pallets in Staffordshire. Meanwhile, on a nondescript industrial estate in Nechells, Birmingham, they have their own issues. A dozen or so warehouse workers are wearing anxious expressions along with their reflective jackets. The Tesco lorry is an hour late and they need it to be full of free food
July 03, 2022 09:59 UTC
A new law states that classes must not start before 8.30am, but critics say timetable decisions should be made by schoolsReturning to school after the summer holidays will be a little less painful this year for teenagers in California, who will at least have more time in bed than they are used to. Gavin Newsom, the state’s governor, has introduced the first US law mandating that high school classes cannot begin any earlier than 8.30am. The change follows years of campaigning by parents and experts who argue that America’s children are sleep-deprived and it is harming their mental health. SponsoredStudents who do not get enough rest struggle to perform academically, supporters of the new measure say, and are at greater risk of being involved in car accidents and suicide. Adolescents need extra time in bed in the morning because they stay up later at night
July 03, 2022 09:54 UTC
EE reintroduced roaming charges on 3 March 2022. Three brought back roaming charges from 23 May 2022. Voxi reintroduced roaming charges on 27 May 2022. Roaming charges are back with a bang since Brexit…Almost all the big mobile phone companies, including EE, Sky Mobile, Three and Vodafone have reintroduced EU roaming charges, with giffgaff & Tesco Mobile the latest names to announce contract changes.https://t.co/Sm8vcaPlXU — Slough for Europe 🇪🇺 💙 🇺🇦 (@SloughForEU) July 2, 20223. Roaming charges are back with a bang since Brexit…Almost all the big mobile phone companies, including EE, Sky Mobile, Three and Vodafone have reintroduced EU roaming charges, with giffgaff & Tesco Mobile the latest names to announce contract changes.https://t.co/Sm8vcaPlXU — Slough for Europe 🇪🇺 💙 🇺🇦 (@SloughForEU) July 2, 20224.
July 03, 2022 09:15 UTC
Newcastle have been linked with a few Premier League midfielders this summer. An enquiry for Manchester United’s Scott McTominay was knocked backed early in the window. CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs has revealed that Newcastle have asked about Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans. Jacobs believes Tielemans wants to join Arsenal, who have just added Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira. The task will also be to convince Tielemans his future is at St. James’ Park.
July 03, 2022 07:45 UTC
Every Tour has its earworm and this year’s nifty little number, Tibopino, is out there on YouTube, dedicated to France’s Tour hero Thibaut Pinot. Year after year since the late Laurent Fignon’s runner-up placing to Greg LeMond in 1989, French hopes have been raised, then abruptly shattered. Barring a highly improbable turn of events, 36 years of French frustration in the men’s Tour is about to become 37. A stage win is his ambition, too. In 2022 it will be 30 years since the final stage win for Fignon, the last Frenchman to look remotely like a Tour overall winner.
July 03, 2022 07:36 UTC
Read our privacy noticeSALTASH’S Ashtorre Rock Centre is back and active, reported chairman Lynn Marsh at the annual meeting of Saltash Waterside Community Association held at the centre on June 16. It was the dream of Gerald Truscott and other Waterside people to have a centre and they worked hard to raise money and organise the building of Ashtorre Rock. Ashtorre Rock then remained closed until July 19, 2021. Mrs Marsh also mentioned several good friends and members of Ashtorre who had died, along with their services to the Ashtorre Rock Centre. There are 114 members of the Saltash Waterside Community Association which manages Ashtorre Rock.
July 03, 2022 07:02 UTC
One of the men who claims he was groped last week said it was the first time he had met Chris PincherA young man who accused a government minister of groping him is angry at Boris Johnson for failing to suspend Chris Pincher immediately. He had already resigned as deputy chief whip, saying he had embarrassed himself while drunk. Pincher had the whip withdrawn on Friday. Now two MPs say the minister made unwanted passes at them in 2017 and 2018 RUSSELL HART/ALAMYIt is the latest sleaze scandal to hit the Conservative Party this year. It has now lost four MPs over allegations of sexual misconduct, with a fifth being investigated by the police for
July 03, 2022 05:28 UTC
CRISTIANO RONALDO has requested to leave Manchester United this summer, according to a report. The global superstar is keen to move on from Old Trafford for a second time in his career. The Times report that the Portuguese forward wants to leave the Red Devils should they receive a reasonable offer in this transfer window. Ronaldo, 37, is believed to want to continue playing in the Champions League for as long as possible. And with new boss Erik Ten Hagg just in the door, the Dutchman looks set to head into the new season without United's star player.
July 03, 2022 04:40 UTC
June 22 marked the day when in 1941 the Nazis invaded Soviet Russia in a military campaign which, having failed to secure Russia’s oil fields and with that its ability to destroy Russia before the onset of the ferocious Russian winter, led to Germany’s defeat. And it’s the lack of of that very same oil and an impending European winter that is now foiling the US, via its proxy army, the Nato alliance, in this its latest attempt to conquer Russia. That call has been echoed by France’s President Macron and other European politicians suggesting Ukraine should sue for a peace deal with Russia. Except, selected things….. but if the Russians make an offer for a negotiation, you can’t find it. And, low and behold, we’ve just been rewarded with a trade deal.
July 03, 2022 04:08 UTC