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.... . But councils across England have told the BBC that they have been awaiting further guidance from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Small firms hit by rates relief delay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:14:13 PM
.... . But councils across England have told the BBC that they have been awaiting further guidance from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). ...
English house-building at highest for a decade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:42:17 AM
....The number of new homes being built in England is at its highest level for ten years, according to government figures. The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) said 162,880 homes were started in 2016/17, with 147,960 completed. ...
Tory claims over energy price cap are just hot air | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 06:46:24 PM
....In reply, Montague may plead that profits at Aviva Investors improved 30% last year to £139m, so describing it as a “permanent flop” is harsh. Yet even he would surely admit that the division is not pulling its weight in the way that M&G does at the Prudential and LGIM does for Legal & General. ...
What does the business world make of Trump 100 days in? The jury is still out image
....Thanks to the supreme court, corporations are people too and as the fight for equal bathroom rights for transgender people in North Carolina has shown, corporations are increasingly more liberal in their views than the Trump administration. On issues such as the environment, women’s rights, immigration and the treatment of the LGBTQ community, it’s not hard to see companies increasingly siding with consumers and activists against the Trump administration (especially if the president’s poll numbers keep falling). ...
Minister makes U-turn over £300m business rates relief fund image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:16:40 PM
....”. The DCLG website was updated over the weekend with the following statement added to the relevant homepage: “The government has considered the responses to the consultation on the scheme announced at spring budget 2017 for discretionary business rates relief and determined that final allocations to local authorities will be made according to the draft allocations published as part of the consultation. ...
El Paso: the border city grappling with the ramifications of Trump's proposals image
.... The one good thing I would say is that we are more proud of who we are,” he says. And in this topsy turvy political climate, when a Republican president rails against free trade, the climate change-accepting, LGBT-friendly, free trade-loving O’Rourke is having a moment. ...
Uncharted 4 wins best game at Bafta awards image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:22:52 PM
....Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch won best multiplayer. The team-based first-person shooter was designed for e-sports and is notable for featuring LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) characters. ...
Four million leaseholders in England 'at risk from rip-off fees' image
....". A DCLG spokesman said it was "unacceptable" that homebuyers were "being exploited with unfair charges and unfavourable ground rent agreements". ...
From Coke’s flower power to Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad – how ads co-opt protest image
.... This is largely why we have seen so many companies adopting a caring and sharing identity over the past two decades. Hitching its wagon to the environment, or LGBT rights, or feminism, for example, is a way for a brand to look good, which increases consumer loyalty, which makes the brand more money. ...
HSBC adds new transgender titles including M and Misc image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 05:28:12 PM
....HSBC decided to extend the number of gender-neutral prefixes available to customers after feedback from employees, Mr Barette added. A spokesperson for LGBT lobby group Stonewall said: "It's great to see an increasing number of organisations prioritise issues affecting trans people. ...
HSBC offers choice of transgender titles for bank's customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 04:03:20 PM
....The announcement, which coincides with International Transgender Day of Visibility, on 31 March, is the latest initiative aimed at a community that has struggled for recognition from a variety of organisations and corporations. Heather Williams, assistant director of insight at Manchester’s LGBT Foundation, said: “We welcome today’s announcement by one of high-street banking’s biggest players. ...
Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 03:00:35 PM
....7cm) respectively, mean a more stretched aspect ratio than before, pushing the screens closer to the top and bottom of the handsets. As a consequence, Samsung's logo no longer features on the front, and the physical home button is replaced with an on-screen icon - in a similar manner to rival Android phones from Huawei and LG. ...
If big business is to thrive, it needs a strong welfare state | Phil McDuff image
.... Taking NICs out of the equation would give firms the financial room to raise wages, and enforcing minimum income standards would give them the incentive to pass the tax break back on to workers, rather than simply banking it offshore. If all our late capitalist system has to offer is a race to the bottom on wages and the privatisation of state services, isn’t it time to ask what the point of it is? Why are we cutting living standards to the bone and putting LGBT kids on the street to preserve a system that delivers payday loans instead of pay rises? If the wealthy want us to believe that their desired flexible market economies deliver growth for all, they need to start delivering. ...
EU workplace headscarf ban 'can be legal', says ECJ image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:08:02 AM
....For years, courts across Europe have faced complex decisions on religious symbols in the workplace. Jonathan Chamberlain, a partner at UK firm Gowling WLG, told the BBC that Tuesday's ruling reflected "what has been the UK's approach for some years". ...
From V-necks to handcuffs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:52:51 AM
....It is what is known in a chaebol, a term specific to the country which refers to large family-owned conglomerates that typically have global operations. Others include LG, Lotte and Hyundai. ...
Home ownership in England at a 30-year low, official figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:32:32 PM
.... The Generation Rent campaign group said runaway house price inflation and the difficulty of saving a deposit had trapped millions in private rented housing, “even more [people] than in the days of slum landlords like Rachman”. The latest English Housing Survey, produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), found that of the estimated 22. ...
MWC 2017: Sony launches slow-mo Xperia XZ Premium phone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:45:47 AM
....Sony's smartphone market share is small, but it usually makes its sensors available to rivals about six to 12 months after they debut. Apple, Samsung, LG and Xiaomi are among those to have used its technology in recent handsets. ...
Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 04:30:03 PM
....The announcement was made ahead of the start of the Mobile World Congress tech show in Barcelona. LG, Huawei and Lenovo are among others to have unveiled new devices. ...
MWC 2017: Google brings Assistant to more Android phones image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:47:07 PM
....The service, like Siri on iPhones, allows users to interact with apps and ask questions. LG was one of the first smartphone makers to reveal it would feature the assistant on its new device, the G6. ...
MWC 2017: LG G6 phone wants to run two apps at once image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:28:32 PM
. LG's latest flagship smartphone has an elongated display in order to make it better suited to showing two apps at once. ...
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MWC 2017: LG G6 phone is made for split-screen apps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:03:56 PM
. LG has ditched the modular design of its previous flagship smartphone and unveiled a new top-end model that is designed for split-screen uses. ...
Faulty tumble dryers: More than 40,000 sign recall petition image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 11:51:57 AM
....". The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents 48 Fire Brigades in England and Wales, said Whirlpool should begin a "mass publicity" campaign to warn people not to use their dryers. ...
World’s first transgender doll to be unveiled at New York toy fair image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 06:50:08 PM
. The world’s first transgender doll is being unveiled at the New York toy fair this weekend, modelled on the US teenager and LGBTQ campaigner Jazz Jennings. ...
Giggs and Neville skyscrapers 'threaten Manchester's heritage' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:00:37 AM
....”. A DCLG spokesman confirmed that the government had received the requests to call-in the application but declined to comment further. ...
Left out in the cold over housebuilder’s reservation fee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 07:01:07 AM
....”. Back to the DfCLG. ...
Councils to be told to build thousands more new homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 12:01:22 AM
....New centralised standards will be set for local councils to project their future housing needs, with the expectation that the plans will be reviewed every five years. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) did not respond to requests for information on how cash-strapped councils would finance the projections to meet the new standards. ...
Direct Line turns its back on homeowners trying to help refugees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 07:00:28 AM
....“We plan to buy a few more homes in the area. Brighton is a very accepting community, it’s quite multicultural and has a large LGBT community. ...
Stonewall names Lloyds the UK's most inclusive employer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 12:01:22 AM
....Law firm Pinsent Masons came second, followed by US banker JP Morgan, while intelligence agency MI5, which was top last year, was joint-fifth with the Welsh Assembly. Stonewall, the leading LGBT rights charity, said its workplace equality index attracted a record 439 submissions, with 92,000 people taking part in a survey about workplace culture. ...
CES 2017: Samsung and LG TVs battle to blend in image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 06:07:16 AM
. South Korean tech giants LG and Samsung have launched TVs that aim to better blend in to consumers' living rooms. ...
Lloyd's of London's Inga Beale made a dame in New Year honours list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 10:30:11 PM
....She became chief executive of the insurance market in 2014, becoming the first woman to hold the position in Lloyd’s 328-year history. In 2015, Beale became the first woman and bisexual person to top the annual power list of the world’s leading 100 LGBT executives. ...
Murder cops wanted Amazon Echo data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 11:55:48 AM
....The spokesman added that utterances are not stored by Echo devices, and the associated audio is only accessible via the cloud and can be deleted by relevant account holders. Bentonville's police force said it had also managed to extract data from Mr Collins' LG smartphone. ...
First-time buyer aid cash: SW England gets biggest share image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 03:35:17 AM
....Councillor Martin Tett, for the Local Government Association, . LGA housing spokesman, said there must be a "renaissance in house building by councils" to provide enough affordable homes to rent and buy: "This means powers and funding [being] given to councils to replace sold homes and reinvest in building more of the genuinely affordable homes our communities desperately need. ...
Home ownership by 25-year-olds halves in 20 years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 08:30:07 AM
....Home ownership among 25-year-olds has fallen by more than half in 20 years, according to council leaders. A survey carried out for the Local Government Association (LGA) by estate agents Savills showed that just 20% of those aged 25 own their own property, compared with 46% two decades ago. ...
Home ownership among 25-year-olds in England and Wales has halved in 20 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 12:01:31 AM
....Home ownership has dropped from 46% of all 25-year-olds two decades ago to 20% now, the Local Government Association said. The LGA, which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, said more homes for affordable or social rent are needed to allow people to save up for a deposit and get on the housing ladder. ...
Brexit migration rules could harm City's lead in financial services technology image
....Other new research suggests that non-Europeans are also being put off by London’s growing isolation after the vote for Brexit. A survey of American executives by law firm Gowling WLG indicates almost 40% of them are considering moving their British office to the EU, and two-thirds of the 533 US companies surveyed say the Brexit referendum was already having an effect on investment choices. ...
Councils make extra £60m from parking charges and fines image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 05:31:28 AM
....Brighton and Hove Council said the surplus reflected the fact Brighton was a large city and that nearly all of its surplus from on-street parking was used to buy bus passes for the elderly or disabled people. The LGA, which represents councils in England and Wales, said local authorities must "strike a balance" when setting charges to ensure there were parking spaces available and traffic was not held up. ...
Hong Kong rainbow lions spark LGBT rights debate image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 11:24:57 AM
....One of Hong Kong's icons - a pair of lions guarding the HSBC building - has been given a rainbow-coloured makeover. Replicas of the two lions have been painted as part of the bank's "Celebrate Pride, Celebrate Unity" campaign for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights. ...
Housebuilding is up – but what type of homes are being built? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 08:45:32 AM
.... When surplus stock has increased or decreased from one year to the next, the impact on house prices is negligible. But houses are being built: according to Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) figures, there were 189,650 dwellings completed in England in the financial year ending March 2016, up 11% on the year before. ...
Housing gets £4bn boost to increase number of new homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 07:00:27 AM
.... New homes for social rent, considered by some to be the only truly affordable housing, are already disappearing, with recent figures showing they accounted for just one in five affordable homes last year. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils around the country, welcomed the additional funding for housing, but called on the government to include social rented homes in the package. ...
Just about managing? In towns like Pontypool that’s a dream | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... Add the millions lavished on Ford in Bridgend. Most of all, look at the LG factory into which Westminster and Cardiff pumped so much political and financial capital – and which was soon abandoned. ...
Black Friday: a shopper’s guide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 07:00:01 AM
....For example, at the time of writing Amazon was offering Bang & Olufsen noise-cancelling in-ear headphones for £109 that were going for £199 at retailers including John Lewis. And while an LG 43-inch Ultra HD 4K smart TV, down from £599 to £399, looked like a real bargain, you can pick up what appears to be a higher-spec version of the TV for £399 – reduced from an RRP of £749. ...
Number of affordable homes built in England slumps to 24-year low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 02:57:48 PM
....Fewer affordable homes were built in the past year than any time in the past 24 years, while there was a 52% fall in the supply of new homes in just 12 months. Builders put the finishing touches to 32,110 affordable homes in England in the year to the end of March 2016, compared with 66,600 over the previous year, according to figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). ...
Boom in office-to-home conversions drives rise in housing stock image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 06:49:41 PM
....A big increase in the number of offices and shops converted into flats is behind a surge in England’s housing stock, official figures show. There were 189,650 dwellings added to the housing stock in England between April 2015 and March 2016, up 11% on the year before, according to Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) figures. ...
MPs' corporate governance inquiry: what are the key issues? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 02:05:19 PM
.... The TUC also suggests bonuses should be 10% of the total pay package. Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), a big City investor, has backed publishing the ratio between the chief executive’s pay and that of the median employee but does not set an ideal gap. ...
Rubik's Cube puzzled after losing EU trademark battle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 01:38:40 PM
....”. Alex Brodie, a partner with international lawyers Gowling WLG, said:“Simba Toys have been successful, after 10 years of legal wrangling, in getting rid of Rubik’s 3D cube trademark. ...
Rubik's Cube shape not a trademark, rules top EU court image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 01:12:55 PM
....As part of the Simba Toys challenge, in 2014 the European Union General Court decided the three-dimensional trademark was valid, and ordered Simba to pay costs. Alex Brodie, a partner at Gowling WLG, said that the judgement was "no surprise" given the ECJ handed down a similar decision regarding Lego bricks in 2010. ...
Seeing red when my London Bus Driving School course disappears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 07:00:26 AM
.... The only way to do that is to train with one of the contracted bus operators. The firm, which trades as LGV Drivers Training Ltd, is still listed as “active” on the Companies House register but a spokesperson for Companies House confirms that the process has begun to strike it off as it has failed to file annual accounts. ...
Pay-to-stay uncertainty leaves tenants too little time, says council image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 07:00:11 AM
....It said councils needed to invest millions in new IT systems, hire new staff and write to more than 1 million social housing tenants to try and understand household income and approve individual tenant bills by January. Nick Forbes, LGA senior vice chair, said: “Pay-to-stay will affect thousands of social housing tenants across the country, with the average affected households seeing their rents rise by £1,065 a year. ...
Metro Bank lets customers choose Mr, Ms, Mrs and Mx image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of November 2016 06:22:12 PM
....She added that she hoped Metro's move would encourage others to follow suit. A spokesperson for LGBT lobby group Stonewall said: "The changes that Metro Bank has made to its forms give important and much-needed recognition to people who do not identify as either male or female. ...
200 before lunch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 08:20:07 PM
....The well-off drive from Monterrey to shop in McAllen's large mall, and the city operates much of the supply side for the maquilas, or manufacturing factories, based a few miles away in Tamaulipas. The likes of Panasonic, Sony and LG employ hundreds of thousands in Reynosa, and McAllen gets the corresponding logistics, warehousing, and corporate offices, including a Japanese chamber of commerce. ...
Smart home threat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 11:10:24 PM
....While most agree that common security standards are a good idea, the unhelpful response has been to set up a number of competing associations each developing their own standards: the Online Trust Alliance, the IoT Security Foundation, the Open Connectivity Foundation, and the Industrial Internet Consortium, for example. Meanwhile the big tech companies - Apple, Amazon, LG and Samsung primarily - still believe they can create their own closed ecosystems and dominate the smart home market using their own standards. ...
Broadband must be affordable for poor, say councils image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 11:13:04 PM
....The subsidy would give low-income families a basic service of at least 10Mbps, it said. According to an LGA report, one in four adults lacks basic online skills. ...
Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The unanswered questions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of October 2016 03:55:07 PM
.... . And it is notable its domestic rival LG has included removable batteries in its two current top-end models. ...
Basic flood protection 'missing in high risk areas' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of October 2016 12:04:49 AM
.... . This demand is supported by the Local Government Association (LGA). ...
Warning over doorstep mattress sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 8th of October 2016 09:03:10 PM
....Councils across England have dealt with mis-sold mattresses:. Simon Blackburn, the chairman of the LGA's safer and stronger communities board, said: "These fly-by-night sellers don't care about the risks these mattresses pose, they just want to make a quick buck and leave you with phoney details so they can't be traced. ...
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Panasonic reveals bendable battery at Ceatec image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of October 2016 12:13:29 PM
....Experts said it was "an exciting development" but Panasonic was not the first company to work on this. Ben Wood, an analyst with research company CCS, told the BBC: "Other manufacturers such as LG and Samsung are also putting huge efforts into more flexible technology, be that in batteries, screens or more. ...
Record numbers left homeless after eviction by private landlords in England image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 02:21:44 PM
....The end of an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) was cited by nearly a third of the 15,170 households in England who were classed as homeless in the three months to June – a number that was up 10% on the same period last year. The problem was particularly acute in London, accounting for 41% of all homelessness acceptances in the capital during the period, according to figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). ...
Banker 'corrupted by boys' jollies perks' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of September 2016 01:39:54 PM
....". Consultant Mr Mills allegedly arranged for Mr Scourfield to receive free travel at the expense of Bradman Lake Group Ltd (BLG), and gave him access to his American Express card. ...
Executive pay to be investigated by MPs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of September 2016 08:27:15 AM
....He said his pay was based on the performance of WPP, the world's largest advertising group. On Friday, Legal and General Investment Management, (LGIM) which manages £853bn in assets wrote to Britain's top 350 firms warning that they must take note of the increasing unease about large bonuses and pay. ...
Call for broadband speed comparison checking sites image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 11:11:07 PM
....Consumers should be able to easily compare the maximum broadband speeds they could get at their home from various providers, councils say. The Local Government Association (LGA) wants internet service providers to surrender accurate data about speeds to resolve the issue. ...
Apple's iPhone 7 ditches traditional headphone socket image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 06:31:47 PM
....This allows the owner to quickly switch to a tighter shot without sacrificing image quality, and also allows the device to offer 10x zoom - double the amount than before - by digitally cropping the photo in the camera app. A similar feature is already available on LG's G5 phone. ...
Rough diamonds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 03:31:34 PM
....Homosexuality is a contentious issue in Africa. In most countries on the continent gay sex is illegal, while attitudes towards the LGBT community are generally hostile. ...
Android 7.0 Nougat released by Google image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of August 2016 05:59:36 PM
....For now, only Nexus-branded handsets and tablets can get the update. Google says a forthcoming phone from LG will also have the software pre-installed. ...
Intel factory to make ARM-based smartphone chips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 12:29:49 PM
....Intel has announced that one of its factories will start making smartphone chips based on designs by the UK-based firm ARM. LG has been announced as the first client to take advantage of the tie-up. ...

Ministers urged to give councils the power to charge utility companies £2,000 a day for road works 
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....Ministers are being urged to give councils the power to charge utility companies £2,000 a day for digging up roads in a bid to end the gridlock for millions of motorists. The Local Government Association (LGA) has said all councils across England and Wales should be given the power to charge companies a daily rate for work on key roads. ...
The Guardian view on housing policy: a rethink is needed | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 06:41:58 PM
.... Meanwhile the rent councils receive is being cut year on year. The LGA foresees a £2bn hole in council finances by 2020. ...

Government claim 9 in 10 homes get super-fast broadband is 'incredibly suspicious', former Tory minister says
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....It comes after research suggested that rural areas are only receiving a fifth of the typical advertised broadband speed, amid mounting pressure for a ban on "misleading" adverts. Calling for changes to advertising rules, the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents over 370 local councils across the UK, has warned that advertised broadband speeds are far off the true experience of customers living in remote locations. ...
Right-to-buy reform urged as council leaders fear for social housing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 11:01:21 PM
....Council leaders in England have called on the government to make urgent reforms to the right-to-buy scheme, after figures showed that the number of sold-off homes replaced by local authorities fell by more than a quarter last year. Analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) showed that 12,246 council homes were sold to tenants under right to buy in England in 2015-16, but just 2,055 replacements were started by councils – a drop of 27% on the previous year. ...

Gay couple left 'humiliated' after Sainsbury’s hand-holding complaint
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 06:24:03 PM
....". Hundreds of kissing couples previously took over a Brighton Sainsbury’s in support of LGBT rights after a lesbian couple were told to leave unless they stopped kissing. ...

Rural broadband customers receive less than a fifth of advertised speeds, local councils warn 
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....Rural areas are only receiving a fifth of the typical advertised broadband speed, it has emerged, as pressure is mounting to ban "misleading" adverts. Calling for changes to advertising rules, the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents over 370 local councils across the UK, has warned that advertised broadband speeds are far off the true experience of customers living in remote locations. ...

Germany warns Erdogan that bringing back death penalty will end Turkey's EU hopes
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....“They had cut Wisam violently. So violently that two knives had broken inside him,” a flatmate named only as Gorkem, who identified his body, told the Turkish LGBT magazine KaosGL. ...

Gay Syrian refugee found beheaded in Istanbul amid concerns Turkey does not protect EU asylum seekers
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.... . His flatmate Gorkem, who went to identify his body, told the Turkish LGBT magazine KaosGL: “They had cut Wisam violently - so violently that two knives had broken inside him. ...

Melania Trump naked pictures row 'may help Donald Trump win LGBTQ and single white male vote'
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....". “I think this probably might wrap up the LGBTQ vote for Trump," he said. ...

Isle of Man law opens door to heterosexual civil partnerships 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 06:22:54 PM
.... Lawyers said they might not be recognised at all. Peter Tatchell, the veteran LGBT rights activist who has been spearheading the campaign for straight civil partnerships, said the uncertainty could only be resolved by couples testing the law. ...

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