Ex-Olympian businesswoman hits out as business rates rise by more than £70,000

An Olympian turned businesswoman was hit with a £30,000 bill and given 14 days to pay up after the council nearly doubled business rates during lockdown.  Sarah Lindsay owns the Roar Fitness gym chain which has branches in Liverpool Street, Bank and Kensington, with clients including model Daisy Lowe, fashion designers Charlotte Olympia and Henry … Read more Ex-Olympian businesswoman hits out as business rates rise by more than £70,000

Beyond Bitcoin: Number two crypto Ethereum is climbing faster and has given rise to ‘DeFi’

The world of cryptocurrency is dominated by the entity which started it all; Bitcoin. It is the oldest, most valuable, and best known digital currency by a distance.  The number two by all these measures is Ethereum. Its value has actually risen faster in recent times but it does not receive anywhere near the same … Read more Beyond Bitcoin: Number two crypto Ethereum is climbing faster and has given rise to ‘DeFi’

Asos deifies Covid gloom as sales rise by 36%, with Just Eat and Lidl following suit

Asos deifies Covid gloom as sales rise by 36%, with Just Eat and Lidl following suit Asos’ sales rose by 24% to £1.36 billion in the four months to December 31  It has focused on pyjamas and T-shirts with customers forced to stay at home As takeaway orders soared, orders at Just Eat spiked by 58% … Read more Asos deifies Covid gloom as sales rise by 36%, with Just Eat and Lidl following suit

Judas and the Black Messiah trailer follows the rise and fall of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton

Daniel Kaluuya delivers a powerful performance that could vault him among Oscar contenders this awards season as shown in the new trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah. Kaluuya (Get Out) portrays iconic Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was betrayed by FBI informant William O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield), who infiltrated the group as part of … Read more Judas and the Black Messiah trailer follows the rise and fall of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton

Angela Merkel warns Germany’s Covid cases will rise TENFOLD’ if they don’t stop ‘BRITISH virus’

Angela Merkel warns Germany that they must ‘stop this BRITISH virus’ or the country ‘will see TEN TIMES as many Covid-19 cases by Easter’ The Chancellor said she expects Germany’s current lockdown to last until April Merkel said she needs up to 10 weeks to control the ‘British virus’ in the country Donald Trump has … Read more Angela Merkel warns Germany’s Covid cases will rise TENFOLD’ if they don’t stop ‘BRITISH virus’

Samsung’s profits SOAR to $8bn thanks to rise in working from home

Samsung’s profits have soared by more than 25 per cent in three months as working from home during the pandemic has driven demand for its technology. The South Korean tech giant said their operating profits have soared to $8.23billion (9 trillion won) as a result of their fourth quarter successes which they announced on Friday.  … Read more Samsung’s profits SOAR to $8bn thanks to rise in working from home

Millions of Virgin Media customers set to see prices rise by up to £54 a year

Millions of Virgin Media customers will see prices rise by up to £54 a year from March: Are other broadband suppliers following suit? UK cable customers will see an increase between £2.50 and £4.50 a month  This would mean an increase of £54 a year for some households  We asked other suppliers whether they are … Read more Millions of Virgin Media customers set to see prices rise by up to £54 a year

Energy prices tipped to rise as lockdown sees households use more

Like almost every other sector, the coronavirus pandemic had a huge impact on the energy market in 2020.  Among the many other financial fallouts, many households used more energy as they were told to stay home and more fell behind on their energy bills, leading to a 40 per cent rise in arrears after the pandemic hit. … Read more Energy prices tipped to rise as lockdown sees households use more

Bitcoin continues meteoric rise, soaring above $30,000

Bitcoin continues meteoric rise, soaring above $30,000 for first time less than three weeks after smashing through $20,000 mark By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:54 GMT, 3 January 2021 | Updated: 21:54 GMT, 3 January 2021 Bitcoin has continued its meteoric rise, soaring above $30,000 for the first time less than three … Read more Bitcoin continues meteoric rise, soaring above $30,000

The rise of the old terrors: referrals of over 60s to counter-extremism scheme rockets by nearly 90%

OAPs suspected of being terror threats have rocketed by 90 per cent in three years –  after authorities focused on far-right figures ‘to appease critics of the scheme’.  In 2020 alone 97 over 60s were flagged up to Prevent, the Government’s strategy for identifying those who could be at risk of becoming dangerous extremists. It … Read more The rise of the old terrors: referrals of over 60s to counter-extremism scheme rockets by nearly 90%