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Will the Coca-Cola truck get cut?

Will the Coca-Cola truck get cut?

Lifestyle
Coca-Cola, the sugary drink company beloved by children and adults alike, is getting its annual truck tour scaled back. This comes after 83 organisations, local charities and campaigners spoke out against the company handing out free sugary drinks. https://www.instagram.com/p/BqPW80dFsQw/ The tour started last week in Glasgow and will end on 16th December in London, after stopping at 24 different locations across the UK. This is 14 fewer stops than last year in response to the Sugar Smart campaign, which aims to reduce the average person's sugar intake through awareness campaigns. The thousands of beaming fairy lights coming from the two trucks along with their free 150ml Coca-Cola’s, Coke Zero’s and Diet Coke’s have been welcomed by all since 1995. However, last year The Public H
#BrexitChaos: Stephen Barclay and Amber Rudd as new cabinet ministers

#BrexitChaos: Stephen Barclay and Amber Rudd as new cabinet ministers

News, UK
Live Updates: Stephen Barclay has been appointed as the new Brexit Secretary post Raab resignation. While, Amber Rudd returns to the cabinet as Work and Pensions Secretary, after McVey quit yesterday.  https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking/status/1063469672178360320 https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking/status/1063463262019293185 Friday, 11 am: 20 MPs have reportedly submitted their letters of no confidence in the Prime Minister but Michael Gove stands his ground. After surviving a tough grilling in the House of Commons on Thursday, the PM now has to defend herself from betrayal in her own party. 48 letters of no confidence must be sent to the backbench 1922 Committee for a change in Conservative leader to be made. That's 15% of the Conservative party. Michael Gove environment secretary,
Who are the MPs that resigned following #Brexit?

Who are the MPs that resigned following #Brexit?

Featured, Investigations, Specials, UK
Senior and junior members of parliament have quit over the #Brexit deal.    Voice of London lists all MPs who have resigned because of the on-going turmoil of Britain’s exit from the EU. We have created a timeline with every MP, their reason and what they had to say when resigning their position. Words by Noura Abou Zeinab | Subbing by Maria Campuzano Photo credit: UK Parliament (unless otherwise stated) Related posts: http://thevoiceoflondon.co.uk/brexit-countdown-whats-next/ http://thevoiceoflondon.co.uk/brexitchaos-20-mps-voting-no-confidence-in-may-but-gove-stays/  
Virgin Media and EE fined £13.3M for overcharging customers

Virgin Media and EE fined £13.3M for overcharging customers

News, UK
Ofcom fined the two companies for overcharging roughly 500,000 broadband and phone customers for wanting to leave their contracts early. According to the BBC, Ofcom says that nearly 500,000 customers are affected by excessive exit fees, in addition to 82,000 Virgin customers being over-billed by £2.8M. Virgin said it would appeal. https://twitter.com/Ofcom/status/1063340993204883456 Ofcom said that both companies broke consumer protection rules by not clearly informing customers beforehand that they would have to pay if they ended their contract early and by imposing an “excessive” fees to leave. Gaucho Rasmussen, the Director of Investigations and Enforcement at Ofcom, said: “EE and Virgin Media broke our rules by overcharging people who ended their contracts early. Those people wer
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