Stolen contactless cards can still be used even after they are cancelled, banks reveal

Spending on contactless cards topped £25billion last year (Picture: Getty) Stolen contactless cards can still be used by thieves even after they have been cancelled, it has emerged.  Due to a ‘weakness in the system’, five of the UK’s biggest banks have admitted that stolen contactless cards can still be used when they’re ‘offline’. Nationwide, RBS, Lloyds, HSBC and Barclays all ...

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The Real Thing star Eddy Amoo dies aged 74

The Real Thing star Eddy Amoo has died aged 74 (Picture: REX/Shutterstock) The Real Thing star Eddy Amoo has died aged 74. His friend Simon Sheridan said he had passed away suddenly in Australia, and paid tribute to the star calling him an ‘inspirational character’. The legendary Merseyside singer was part of 1970s band The Real Thing and was well-known for ...

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White House on lockdown after vehicle strikes security barrier

The White House is on lockdown (Picture: Getty) The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. A female driver has since been arrested, an official said. This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more follows.  Click here to Read from the source

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To Find A 'Cure' For Dementia – We Must Be Ambitious

In 2013, leaders of the G7 nations agreed the goal of finding a cure or disease-modifying therapy for dementia by 2025. This ambitious commitment has the hallmarks of a ‘moonshot’: being thought almost impossible to achieve and requiring a radical shake-up of the global research landscape in terms of funding, political intent, regulation and co-ordination. Since then, we’ve seen all ...

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I Lost My Daughter To Rett Syndrome – Now I'm Sharing My Story To Help Others

When you are facing some of your hardest moments you can take some comfort in the knowledge that you are not alone. People crave for stories of others who have lived through their journey’s. Companionship, empathy, understanding all these things are so desperately needed to survive. Sharing your story isn’t easy, personally right now I actually would like to run ...

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It Is Time To Recognise Loneliness As An Epidemic

Many mortal illnesses are close to being cured, but there is one still barely acknowledged, and it’s an epidemic: Loneliness. Illness? I think so, an insidious, creeping menace; cruel, unforgiving and invisible, an embarrassment for many to even acknowledge.  And whilst we should applaud the Prime Minister for recently giving a minister responsibility for it, what a shame it’s been ...

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Black Panther, Representation And Me

As I sat down in the Leicester cinema and took my singular seat, as the adverts and trailers began to roll, and as I took a deep breath, I found myself looking around discreetly and clocking all the other people attending this 2:40pm showing of Black Panther. It was half term in the UK so of course there were children ...

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Not All Female Work Colleagues Will Be Friends. Get Over It

When I worked in a bank back in my early 20s it was my first ‘proper’ job. Before then I had been at college (mainly bumming about) and then worked in retail for a bit before deciding I wanted to earn more money and meet new people. Lucky for me I met some amazing new people, two of which are ...

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In Eastern Ghouta, You Can Deliberately Murder Children And No One Will Stop You

An illegal slaughter is taking place in Eastern Ghouta as result of one of the most brutal bombardments of the Syrian conflict. In the past three days alone, the death toll has reached more than 300, and continues to climb. The numbers of children among the dead are hard to confirm, and numbers creep up by the hour, but make ...

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Meghan Markle Appoints Amy Pickerill As Her 'Girl Friday': What It Really Takes To Be A Top Royal Aide

Mark Cuthbert via Getty Images Amy Pickerill has been appointed as Meghan Markle’s assistant private secretary  “Expect to see her everywhere Meghan goes, making sure things run like clockwork,” says royal commentator Claudia Joseph of Meghan Markle’s top new aide. “Amy Pickerill will be the lynchpin in Meghan’s team, her right-hand woman, confidante and girl Friday.” It was revealed this week that Pickerill – ...

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