Pension ‘error’ led woman, 82, to suicide

“My mother felt she couldn’t discuss her finances with anyone,” he said. All payments stopped The inquest heard that in 2014 she received an inheritance, but the DWP told her it would not affect her pension. She received a state pension, as well as a pension credit top-up. However, in 2017, “action was taken to suspend her pension credit”. Rather than her state pension continuing while the credits were reviewed, all payments were stopped “due to an administrative error”. The inquest heard there was no record of any correspondence from Mrs Worrall to the DWP about the matter. Her cause of death was given as multiple major traumatic injuries due to a fall from height. MP informed Coroner John Gittins …

These are, we kid you not, actual questions people Google about Cinco de Mayo

(CNN)You know the old saying, “There’s no such thing as a stupid question?” When is Cinco de Mayo? Cinco = 5. de Mayo = of May. So, May 5. What is Cinco de Mayo in Spanish? Cinco de Mayo. When is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in Mexico? On Cinco de Mayo. When is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in the US? *Sigh. On Cinco de Mayo. When is Cinco de Mayo in Portland, Oregon? We’ve been through this already. When was the Cinco de Mayo war? There was no Cinco de Mayo war. The holiday celebrates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It was a relatively minor battle — the French reclaimed Puebla a …

Clinical waste collection costs double

But Garry Pettigrew, the ex-boss of HES, which went into liquidation four months after all of its staff were made redundant, has claimed his firm charged a maximum of £11m per year – about £211,500 per week – for the collections. Image caption Waste was piled on top of containers at health centres in Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld in January but has since been collected BBC Scotland published pictures in January showing bags of clinical waste piled high at three health centres in North Lanarkshire and at the time estimates suggested up to 300 tonnes of clinical waste and 10 tonnes of anatomical waste were also piled up at the HES plants in Dundee and Shotts, North Lanarkshire. Environment Secretary …

‘Batwoman’ Teaser Shows Lesbian Superhero Guarding Over Gotham City

Batwoman” series and promptly released a moody teaser. Ruby Rose, stands sentry over Gotham City as the moon glows and her cape flutters in the wind. “Batwoman” gender fluid, got the “Batwoman” role last summer and appeared in the Arrowverse crossover event “Elseworlds,” In the series, Batwoman will be fighting crime in Gotham about three years after Batman has disappeared, according to RELATED COVERAGE Ruby Rose Suits Up As Batwoman In First Look At Arrowverse Crossover Ruby Rose Became Very Emotional After Landing The Role Of Batwoman New 'Batwoman' Series Could Make History With Lesbian Superhero

Stewart: I’d bring country together as PM

Conservative leadership: Javid and other contenders take to the stage Rory Stewart: Brexit red lines ‘could shift’ The hustings to be our next prime minister, in all but name In March Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss told The Sunday Times if she were leader she would use money saved by Brexit to fund tax cuts for businesses and young people. Justine Greening told the same paper she would be tempted to enter the race to ensure the Conservatives bring a modern approach and equality of opportunity. And Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said it is “entirely possible” she will launch a bid for the Tory leadership once Mrs May steps down. ‘Reach out’ Mr Stewart was …

Nurse denied world record for not running London Marathon in a skirt

A British nurse who ran the London Marathon in her uniform said she was denied a Guinness World Records listing because she wasn’t wearing a skirt, only scrubs. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP) “I’m sure Guinness World Records don’t intend to cause offense, but it would be nice if they decided to revise their criteria instead of reinforcing old gender stereotypes,” she told the magazine. Last Sunday marked the 39th running of the London Marathon, which saw over 42,000 people cross the finish line. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed Trending in Sports Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Duchess of Sussex gives birth to boy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrince Harry says he and Meghan are “absolutely thrilled” The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a boy, the Duke of Sussex has announced. A beaming Prince Harry said they were “absolutely thrilled” and thanked the public for their support. He said Meghan and the baby were doing “incredibly well”, adding that they were still thinking about names for the infant, who was delivered at 05:26 BST. Buckingham Palace said the baby weighed 7lbs 3oz (3.2kg), and that the duke was present for the birth. The baby boy is seventh in line to the throne, behind the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and his children – Prince George, Princess …

Injured iguana still in protective custody a month after owner swung it at an Ohio restaurant manager

A bright teal iguana with green flecks on its skin was named Copper by police. (Painesville Police Department) The reptile has remained in the protective custody of the Lake County Humane Society, which says she needs a surgery that would cost about $1,600; according to intake coordinator Allison Rothlisberger, the procedure can’t be done without the approval of a judge. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The Humane Society is seeking tax-deductible donations to pay for the surgery. For now, the animal is getting basic care to make it as comfortable as possible. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

How Tulisa shaped one of the decade’s biggest hits

Her new single Daddy was released last month, the first of a three-single record deal she has signed. It’s captured attention with the help of its sexualised video – which sees a pink-haired Tulisa performing alongside pole-dancers while singing: “I wanna call you daddy, make you want all my love.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Britney Spears and Will.I.Am released, Scream And Shout, which Tulisa had originally recorded “And Will.I.Am heard it through the producer and, being a lot closer to him than I am, basically went ‘give me this record’.” Will had approached Tulisa to ask for her permission, but she was keen to keep the song for herself. Some discussion followed about whether they could team up …

Buttigieg, husband attend Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class

PLAINS, Ga. – Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) and his husband, Chasten Glezman, have joined the large crowd at former President Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class in Plains, Georgia. At Carter’s invitation Buttigieg stood and read from the Bible as part of the lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church. Carter told the audience that two other Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Amy Klobuchar (KLOH’-buh-shar) of Minnesota, had previously attended his classes. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Kim Jong Un Supervises ‘Guided Weapons’ Test; Trump Says: ‘I’m With Him.’

North Korean leader Analysts believe one of the weapons was a Following earlier reports of the tests, President Donald Trump, oddly, tweeted Saturday: “I am with him,” referring to Kim. changed the word “missiles” to “projectiles” because it was unclear what was launched. violation of an inter-Korean military agreement. “Our military has ramped up surveillance and vigilance in case of a further launch from North Korea,” the Joint Chiefs said, reported The Washington Post. “South Korea and the The drill tested “large-caliber long-range multiple rocket launchers and Kim stressed the strike was needed for combat readiness to “defend the political sovereignty and economic self-sustenance” of the nation in the face of threats and invasion, KCNA reported. Tough the U.S. was not mentioned …

The Harrowing Inside Story Of A Harlem School Run By A Hate Group

NEW YORK — Ten years ago, “Daily Show” correspondent Jason Jones sat down to interview a pastor in the classic style of the program ― the correspondent played straight while talking to someone with ridiculous ideas. The interviewee, James Manning, had plenty. Manning, highlight of the interview one more time after thatSouthern Poverty Law Center the two units of which are called Great Tomorrow’s USA Elementary/Middle and Atlah High School. His persona there is anything but an entertaining spectacle. Around the same time Manning was gaining notoriety for his dangerous rhetoric, he locked a teenage boy named Sharif Hassan in the church’s basement, according to Hassan and several other congregants and students from that time. For three full school days …

FBI Arrests Suspect In Plot To Bomb Planned White Nationalist Rally In California

FBI agents arrested a U.S. military veteran who allegedly plotted to bomb a planned FBI affidavitplanned white supremacist rally for the purpose of causing mass casualties said deadly shooting at a Chabad synagogueNew Zealand mosque shooting YouTube U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna spoke at a press conference about a foiled attack in Long Beach, California, on Monday. There was no further threat to the public and no known co-conspirators in the Long Beach attack plot, officials said Monday. Investigators had been following Domingo’s New Zealand mosque terror attack federal charges The federal government has come under criticism for its  Rather than specifying a designated terrorist organization that Domingo’s alleged plot was meant to support, the FBI affidavit indicates that he faces a …

Rape victims asked to hand phones to police

Director of Public Prosecutions Max Hill said they would only be looked at where it forms a “reasonable line of enquiry”, with only relevant material going before a court if it meets stringent rules. The digital consent forms can be used for complainants in any criminal investigations but are most likely to be used in rape and sexual assault cases, where complainants often know the suspect. The forms state that victims will be given the chance to explain why they don’t want to give consent for police to access data, but they are also told: “If you refuse permission for the police to investigate, or for the prosecution to disclose material which would enable the defendant to have a fair …