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Brexit: UK to consider longer transition periodBrexit: UK to consider longer transition period

Theresa May says the post-Brexit transition could be extended "by a matter of months".

Brexit: Row erupts over Commons 'meaningful vote'Brexit: Row erupts over Commons 'meaningful vote'

There's anger after the Brexit secretary suggests the choice will be simply "take it or leave it".

Why more young people are using CrimestoppersWhy more young people are using Crimestoppers

Almost half of users are under 35 and one in five is from a black or ethnic minority group - but why?

Baby box safety doubts raised by expertsBaby box safety doubts raised by experts

They say babies should only sleep in them temporarily, with cots and Moses baskets thought to be safer.

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North East among modern slavery highestNorth East among modern slavery highest

The men who trafficked her poured petrol on her and threatened to set her alight.

Active Steps boxing class helps on road to recoveryActive Steps boxing class helps on road to recovery

Donald Wheatley had been in and out of prison 18 times before a boxing club helped change his life.

Druridge Bay mine plan rejection goes to High CourtDruridge Bay mine plan rejection goes to High Court

Banks Mining says the government made an "irrational" decision when rejecting its Druridge Bay plan.

Minibus driver admits drug-driving over A34 death crashMinibus driver admits drug-driving over A34 death crash

A passenger died and three others were injured when the minibus collided with a lorry on the A34.

AskTen - Ten things you may not have noticed last week!


  1. Bad week for second-home owners. The Labour Party has said it hopes to raise up to £560m a year from taxes on 174,000 second homes in England. Properties used as holiday homes would see their council tax bill doubled. The levy would not be imposed on properties let out or used for employment. The Guardian
     
  2. Brexit costing the UK £500m each week. Brexit is already costing the public purse £500m a week, according to new research. The economy is 2.5% smaller than it would have been if UK had voted remain, says the Centre for European Reform. The think tank’s analysis also concludes that the government’s austerity drive would be on the way to completion had Britain voted to stay in the EU. Financial Times
     
  3. UK workers underpaid by £15.6m. The taxman has discovered that UK workers were underpaid by a record £15.6m in the past year. HMRC found that social care, commercial warehousing and the gig economy were the sectors most likely to underpay staff. Some 200,000 workers missed out on being paid at least the minimum wage rate - the highest number since the statutory rate was introduced in 1999. BBC
     
  4. People are depending on you to lead. Will you answer the call to guide them? If you’re ready, the first person you’ve got to lead is yourself. No one else can do this for you. Only you can lead yourself to the kind of growth that keeps you energised and helps you achieve your greatest goals. [READ MORE]
     
  5. Philip Hammond sets next budget on a Monday. The chancellor has arranged the next budget for 29 October - the first time since 1962 that the government has revealed its set-piece tax and spending plans on a Monday. The move comes as Theresa May’s government risks failing to secure a Brexit deal with Brussels and amid uproar and rebellion within its ranks. The date comes before a key Brussels Brexit summit in the middle of November. Office for National Statistics
     
  6. Salary required for city home up 18%. The average salary required of a first-time buyer to purchase a home in the UK’s biggest cities has risen by 18% in the past three years. This means the requirement is above the rate of earnings growth. Research from the Resolution Foundation think-tank has signalled that one in three millennials were unlikely to own their home. The Guardian
     
  7. Woman are better drivers than men. DVLA figures show that woman are six times less likely to be disqualified from driving than men, and 23 times less likely to be disqualified for dangerous driving. RAC
     
  8. Fifa players of year: Marta and Modric. Footballers Luka Modric of Croatia and Brazilian international Marta were given Fifa’s player of the year awards at a ceremony in London last week. Modric has led Real Madrid’s male team to another successful season, while Marta has excelled with US team Orlando Pride. This is the sixth time she has won best female player. The Independent
     
The bottom line. British consumers’ estimated annual expenditure on hotels and travel as a result of having read online reviews is £14bn. However, one in three reviews on TripAdvisor, a popular travel reviews website, is fake. TripAdvisor receives 50 million visits a month from British users. The Times