£400m in Child Trust Funds opened 18 years ago waiting to be claimed

Teenagers are sitting on £400 million in childhood savings they may not know exist. Around 200,000 Child Trust Funds (CTF) are still waiting to be claimed – with an average of £2,000 in each, figures reveal.  The investment and cash savings accounts were opened for every child born between September 1, 2002, and January 2, … Read more

People aren’t waiting for your roadmap, Boris! Lockdown-weary Brits enjoy coffees with pals

Boris Johnson’s cautious approach to easing restrictions quickly came under strain as lockdown-weary Britons jumped the gun on his road map and started mixing with friends.  Coffee catch-ups in the park and outdoor sport remain banned until March – but after nearly a year of draconian Covid measures people took advantage of the recent good … Read more

TEN MILLION patients on NHS waiting lists: One in six could find themselves waiting for treatment

NHS waiting lists could hit a record ten million by April – with one in six people in England needing treatment, a report warns. Researchers claim that the pandemic turned the NHS into the ‘National Covid Service’, with six million fewer referrals in 2020 than 2019. Now health workers are braced for a surge from … Read more

TEN MILLION patients on NHS waiting lists: One in six could find themselves waiting for treatment

NHS waiting lists could hit a record ten million by April – with one in six people in England needing treatment, a report warns. Researchers claim that the pandemic turned the NHS into the ‘National Covid Service’, with six million fewer referrals in 2020 than 2019. Now health workers are braced for a surge from … Read more

Nicholas Brendon is ‘waiting to speak on’ Joss Whedon allegations as he undergoes surgery

Buffy The Vampire slayer star Nicholas Brendon says he is ‘waiting to speak on’ the recent allegations made against series creator Joss Whedon and his on set conduct. ‘It’s very personal for me so I’ll speak on that when I’m ready to speak on that because [Whedon] and I had a relationship,’ said the actor, 49, … Read more

Nicholas Brendon is ‘waiting to speak on’ Joss Whedon allegations as he undergoes surgery

Buffy The Vampire slayer star Nicholas Brendon says he is ‘waiting to speak on’ the recent allegations made against series creator Joss Whedon and his on set conduct. ‘It’s very personal for me so I’ll speak on that when I’m ready to speak on that because [Whedon] and I had a relationship,’ said the actor, 49, … Read more

As Woodford launches a new firm, savers are still waiting for answers

Disgraced fund manager Neil Woodford is still under investigation by the City watchdog – but that hasn’t stopped him setting up an investment firm in a bid to revive his career. Woodford’s original investment empire collapsed in 2019 and since then, savers who entrusted him with their money have lost at least £1billion. That is … Read more

NHS waiting list for routine operations hits 12-year high with almost 225,000 patients

The number of patients waiting more than a year for routine operations on the NHS has hit its highest level since April 2008, official figures showed today. Almost 225,000 people had went at least 52 weeks without treatment in December, according to NHS England. For comparison, the figure was below 2,000 for almost every month … Read more

NHS waiting list for routine operations hits 12-year high with almost 225,000 patients

The number of patients waiting more than a year for routine operations on the NHS has hit its highest level since April 2008, official figures show. Almost 225,000 people had been on the spiralling lists for more than 52 weeks by December, according to the latest figures from NHS England, a 12-year high. For comparison, … Read more

Waiting more than a YEAR for NHS treatment will become the norm after Covid pandemic

Waits of more than a year for NHS treatment will become a staple moving forward due to the damage done by the winter Covid wave, health services bosses warned today.  In a letter to the Prime Minister, the NHS Confederation claimed people should not expect non-Covid care to rebound as quickly as it did last … Read more