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Valentine’s Day More Expensive Thanks To Tory ‘Cost Of Loving Crisis’, Says Labour

Valentine’s Day More Expensive Thanks To Tory ‘Cost Of Loving Crisis’, Says Labour

[ad_1] Rishi Sunak’s “cost of loving crisis” has made it more expensive to be romantic on Valentine’s Day, Labour has warned. Flowers, wine, chocolate, ice cream, meals out and hotel stays have all soared in price since 2018. Labour said official figures revealed people are paying “l’amour for less”, with the average cost of several classic gifts and treats having increased by 30%. Shadow Treasury minister James Murray said: “Whether it’s flowers or chocolates, a meal out or a night in, even Valentine’s Day is being hit by the Tories’ failure on the economy. “It’s no wonder people have fallen out of love with the Conservatives.” Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures showed cut flowers and chocolate are 14% more expensive. The price of a bottle of wine is now 38% higher – now costing £22. And the cost of a main course in a restaurant has increased by 36%, with a pudding now 30% more expensive. But staying at home still costs more, with chilled pot deserts increasing in price by a 41% and …

Harry Kane in Germany: ‘The kids are loving it. They’ll be speaking the language before me’ | Harry Kane

Harry Kane in Germany: ‘The kids are loving it. They’ll be speaking the language before me’ | Harry Kane

[ad_1] Harry Kane fixes you with the eyes of an overwhelmed compatriot alighting on a familiar face in a strange land. The smile, the clasping handshake and the immediate talk of cricket, England in India, suggest mutual reassurance, a sense we’re all on safer ground now. It’s Sunday morning in Kirchweidach, a village of 2,000 deep in rural Bavaria, just by the Austrian border. It’s a stunning, sunny day in a village as typically Bavarian as you can imagine, all lush meadows, crisp with frost and pretty houses with BMWs and views of imposing snow-clad Alpine peaks in the distance. It’s not Walthamstow. Kane is fulfilling an annual pilgrimage for Bayern players, visiting one of the supporters’ club branches that stretch all over Germany, this being a club owned by fans rather than a nation state or private equity. Here you see the difference and the contrast could not be starker. Everyone is in Bayern Munich shirts, except the rogue individual who has a “Kane” England shirt. Lederhosen abound, Weiβbier is flowing and it’s only …

Jennifer Hudson and Common seemingly confirm their romance in loving exchange

Jennifer Hudson and Common seemingly confirm their romance in loving exchange

[ad_1] Jennifer Hudson and Common are finally (at least, seemingly) confirming that they’re in a relationship after making several appearances together. While the talk show host and American Idol finalist, 42, has previously opened up about being in a serious relationship (without confirming who it was with), the 51-year-old Oscar-winning rapper is now finally breaking his own silence. Common appeared as a guest on the latest episode of The Jennifer Hudson Show, slated to air on Monday, January 22, however a clip released ahead of the show told more of a story. VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson confirms ‘very happy’ relationship Jennifer straight up asked the musician if he was dating someone, and after an enthusiastic round of cheers from the audience, he stated that that was indeed the case. “I’m in a relationship with one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever met in life,” he gushed. “She’s smart, she loves god, she has something real down-to-earth about her, she’s talented.” He then gave away a major hint at the fact that his girlfriend was, in …

Ireland are on a different wavelength and loving the big stage at last | Rugby World Cup 2023

[ad_1] It’s not in their heads. Not any more. It was in the bar rooms and front rooms of Cork and Clontarf, Dublin and Dundalk. It was in the lanes and boulevards of Paris, where optimism and hope flowed like the waters of the Seine. It was in the stands at the Stade de France, where every tackle brought the house down and the Mexican waves were being rolled out long before the end. And most importantly it was out there on the field, where the 23 men of Ireland strode into the quarter-finals of the World Cup as if it were the most natural instinct in the world. They came not just to praise the new Ireland, but to bury the old one. An Ireland that always seemed to spasm in games like this. An Ireland that felt the pressure. For all the respectful words lavished on the Scots this week, once the game began it was clear that these two teams were on entirely different wavelengths. As Ireland worked their mesmerising patterns Scotland …

Cheshire school coach crash driver was ‘loving father’, family say | Cheshire

[ad_1] The family of the driver who died after a school coach crashed on a motorway in Cheshire have paid tribute to him as a “loving husband and father”. Stephen Shrimpton, 40, was one of two fatalities after the coach overturned on the northbound M53 near junction five at Hooton at about 8am on Friday. Jessica Baker, 15, also died and her family issued a photograph of her on Friday evening through Merseyside police as they requested privacy. Jessica Baker. Photograph: Merseyside police/PA The force formally named Shrimpton on Saturday and released a statement from his family that said: “Stephen was a loving husband and father to his wife and his wonderful children, a caring and thoughtful man who would always prioritise others over himself. Stephen will be sadly missed by all his friends and family.” Shrimpton’s family have also requested privacy. A total of 58 people were involved in the incident. Four children who were taken to hospital, including a 14-year-old boy whose injuries were said to be life-changing, were in stable conditions on …

The Joy and the Shame of Loving Football

The Joy and the Shame of Loving Football

[ad_1] This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. Welcome back to The Daily’s Sunday culture edition, in which one Atlantic writer reveals what’s keeping them entertained. Today’s special guest is the staff writer and author Mark Leibovich. Mark has recently written about the long-shot presidential candidate who has the White House worried, and how Moneyball broke baseball. First, here are three Sunday reads from The Atlantic: The Culture Survey: Mark Leibovich Mark wrote a little introductory note for our newsletter readers, so I’ll attach that here before we get to his culture-survey responses: Okay, I will admit to just rereading a bunch of these recent culture surveys and marveling at how well-read, well-watched, and well-listened some of my Atlantic colleagues are. Intimidating! They set such a high and considered bar. Now allow me to lower it. In comparison, my tastes are a hodgepodge of high-low delights …

Tourists Risk Loving Fireflies to Death

Tourists Risk Loving Fireflies to Death

[ad_1] This article was originally published in bioGraphic. One dusky June evening, two days before the 2022 Pennsylvania Firefly Festival, the biologist Sarah Lower sat on a back porch, watching the sky for a specific gradation of twilight. A group of Lower’s students from Bucknell University hung around her, armed with butterfly nets and stopwatches for counting the time between firefly flashes—a way to differentiate between the multiple lightning-bug species that live here at the edge of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest. This postindustrial expanse of second-growth trees and hills pimpled with oil wells also happens to rank among the world’s best places to see fireflies. Once the cloudy sky blushed red from its last glimpse of the setting sun, I set out with Lower and her students toward the forest edge. Moving from habitat to habitat as the evening deepened, Lower narrated which species we saw and their different behaviors. Her students, meanwhile, netted their way down a wish list of research samples. First up was Photinus macdermotti, a firefly species that emits two quick …

Family pay tribute to ‘loving and funny’ teenager fatally stabbed in Lancashire | UK news

[ad_1] A “compassionate, loving and funny” teenager who died after a double stabbing in Lancashire has been named by police. Matthew Daulby, 19, from Liverpool, was stabbed in the market town of Ormskirk during an altercation shortly after midnight on Saturday and died in hospital, Lancashire constabulary said. Another 19-year-old man, whose name has not been disclosed, was also treated for stab injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening. Daulby’s loved ones paid tribute to him in a statement released on Saturday night. They said: “Matthew was the most compassionate, loving and funny young man with a bright future ahead of him. “He adored his family, and cared for them with utmost loyalty. He loved spending time with them and gave his love so generously, making sure everyone knew how much he loved them. “He had a zest for life and was always looking forward to holidays with his family and friends. He was surrounded by love from his family and we will miss him every day, for the rest of our lives.” Officers …

Families of East Sussex couple pay tribute to ‘funny and loving pair’ | UK news

[ad_1] The families of a married couple who were found dead at their home have paid tribute to the “funny and loving pair” as a man is due to appear in court charged with their murder. The bodies of Josh Bashford, 33, and 30-year-old Chloe were found at their home in Newhaven, East Sussex, on Friday. Derek Martin, also known as Derek Glenn, 64, of Moulsecoomb Way, Brighton, who police say was known to the two victims, has been remanded in custody to appear at Brighton magistrates court on Monday. DCI Kimball Edey of the Surrey and Sussex major crime team said: “Our thoughts remain with the families of the two victims at this extremely difficult time. While our work to establish the exact circumstances of what happened are ongoing, we are not seeking anyone else in connection with the matter. “I’d like to thank the public for their understanding and remind them not to speculate or comment on anything which could jeopardise our investigation in the meantime.” A Sussex police spokesperson said that postmortem …