No reverse on 6.1% student interest rate

The government is not shifting on plans to increase interest charges on student loans in England – which will rise to up to 6.1% from the autumn term. There had been speculation about a rethink over interest charges because of fears of excessive levels of debt. But on Tuesday the Department for Education and the Student Loans Company confirmed the ...

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Parliament defends silencing Big Ben to protect workers

Parliament has defending silencing the chimes of Big Ben for four years to protect workers’ hearing during restoration works. Cabinet minister David Davis described the move as “mad” and newspapers also criticised the decision. But a UK Parliament spokesman said that “prolonged exposure to the chimes would pose a serious risk to the hearing” of those working on the project. ...

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Woman bitten on the face by stranger outside nightclub

A woman was left with permanent scarring when she was bitten on the face by a man outside a nightclub. The 18-year-old victim had left Pryzm nightclub in Clarence Street, Kingston, south-west London in the early hours of Sunday, 25 June when she was approached by the stranger. The blond-haired man then put her in a headlock and bit into ...

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Search for stranger who paid stranded girl's £85 train ticket

A mother has launched an appeal to try to find a generous stranger who bought her stranded daughter an £85 train ticket home. India Ballancore, 16, missed her return train to Bristol from Stockport, Greater Manchester, on Sunday. Her mother Andrea said the stranger stepped in and paid for a new fare after India was told her ticket was not ...

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Antonio Reyes-Minana jailed for infecting men with HIV

A 25-year-old man who deliberately infected two other men with HIV has been jailed for seven years. Antonio Reyes-Minana knew he was HIV positive when he had unprotected sex with the men separately in 2008 and 2012, Nottingham Crown Court heard. Test results showed that the same virus was present in both victims and Reyes-Minana, from Nottingham. Reyes-Minana, who denied ...

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Charlie Gard's parents to use £1.3m fund for charity

Charlie Gard’s parents have announced they will use £1.3m donated by well-wishers to set up a charity foundation to help other children with rare diseases. Chris Gard and Connie Yates announced their decision on a fund-raising website following Charlie’s death. The couple had appealed for cash to pay for overseas medical treatment for their son. More than 84,000 people donated ...

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Lynda Bellingham's Son Pulls No Punches As He Slates Stepfather Michael Pattemore

In a fresh interview with The Mirror, Michael Peluso brands his stepfather “nothing” and a “pretender”, insisting that he will never impact his bond with his family. Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock Michael Peluso Alan Davidson/Silverhub/Rex/Shutterstock Lynda Bellingham and Michael Pattemore Click here to Read from the source

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Kesha Reaches Out To Taylor Swift As Sexual Assault Case Reaches Its Conclusion

Kesha has shown her support for Taylor Swift, amid her sexual assault case against American radio DJ David Mueller. The ‘Praying’ singer shared her support for Taylor on Monday (14 August), shortly before a jury in Denver, Colorado found David Mueller guilty of putting his hand up her skirt and grabbing her bottom during a meet-and-greet in 2013. Ilya S. ...

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Ryan Reynolds Pays Tribute To Stuntwoman Following Tragic Death On Set Of ‘Deadpool 2’

Ryan Reynolds has paid tribute to stunt driver Joi ‘SJ’ Harris after she was killed on the set of ‘Deadpool 2’ in Vancouver. The actor, who plays the lead role in the films, took to Twitter to express his “heartbreak” following the tragic accident. Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment Ryan Reynolds He wrote: “Today, we tragically lost a member of our crew ...

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Celebrity Big Brother's Sarah Harding Ignites Girlband War Over Fifth Harmony 'Slutty' Digs

Sarah Harding has unknowingly found herself at the centre of a girlband war, following her comments about Fifth Harmony in the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house. The former Girls Aloud singer was seen slating the newcomers to the pop scene during a conversation with Chad Johnson, that was shown during Monday (14 August) night’s ‘Bit On The Side’. REX/Shutterstock Sarah and Chad ...

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