News / UK and world by Press Association October 16, 2018, 3:13 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Inflation is forecast to have edged down in September, as a spike in prices for recreational activities cooled off. Consensus estimates predict the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Consumer Prices Index (CPI) of inflation will have dropped to 2.6% for September. That is compared to 2.7% in August. Inflation in the recreation and culture sector is also expected to fall sharply on the anniversary of a price surge last year. Games, sports goods and cameras in particular will see a decline after a spike in the price of computer games and theatre tickets over the summer, which is now likely to be reversed. Victoria Clarke, economist at Investec, said: “It seems likely that the recreation and culture category impact will unwind in September; it has enjoyed two outsized monthly increases, so it will struggle to match last … [Read more...] about Slide in video game and theatre ticket prices expected to weigh on inflation
A £150k family home up for grabs for price of raffle ticket BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A GAA club in Co Down has launched a competition with a rather unusual star prize - a brand new house. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/a-150k-family-home-up-for-grabs-for-price-of-raffle-ticket-37423518.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37423516.ece/2db73/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-10-16_new_44935922_I1.JPG Email A GAA club in Co Down has launched a competition with a rather unusual star prize - a brand new house. St Patrick's GAC Mayobridge, home to the county's oldest Gaelic club, will be handing the keys of the property over to the lucky winner next August. The eye-catching three-bedroom property in Banbridge is the main prize in the club's latest fundraising raffle. Entries are priced at £100 a go. The winner will be moving into their new home worth £150,000. Other prizes include a new Honda CRV vehicle, £10,000 in cash … [Read more...] about A £150k family home up for grabs for price of raffle ticket
PUBLISHED: 14:52 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:41 15 October 2018 Sam Gelder Cllr Paul Convery, Cllr Rowena Champion, Cllr Sara Hyde, Cllr Una OHalloran, and Cllr Claudia Webbe protesting the closures at Caledonian Road and Barnsbury station. Archant Islington’s transport chief fears ticket office closures at two Overground stations in the borough will hit vulnerable people hardest. Cllr Claudia Webbe has written to transport watchdog TravelWatch and mayor Sadiq Khan about the plans from Arriva Rail London, which would affect Caledonian Road and Barnsbury and Canonbury.She said: “Islington Council is committed to making our borough a fairer place for all, and this includes working hard to deliver a transport network that is sustainable, accessible and genuinely affordable for all local people. “I am concerned the proposed closures of ticket offices in Islington will have a negative impact on disabled, elderly and other more vulnerable … [Read more...] about Islington councillors protest Overground station ticket office closures
BELOVED comedian Peter Kay pulled out of his UK tour for 2018 late last year. Here's what he's said about why he cancelled his highly-anticipated return to the stage and what to do if you bought tickets... Why did Peter Kay cancel his tour? After eight years away from the stage, Peter Kay announced he was coming back with another live tour. The comedian said he would "returning to his most successful hobby - stand-up". However, on December 13, 2017, he announced all the dates had been cancelled. In a statement on Twitter, he wrote: "Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects. "This unfortunately includes my upcoming stand-up tour, Dance for Life shows and any outstanding live work commitments. "My sincerest apologies. This decision has not been taken lightly and I’m sure you’ll understand my family must always come first. "I’ve always endeavoured to protect my family’s privacy from the … [Read more...] about Why did Peter Kay cancel his tour in 2018, where in the UK was he set to perform and can you refund tickets?
Amy Huschka Detroit Free Press Published 11:18 AM EDT Oct 15, 2018 A Michigan lottery player won $1 million in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. The winner, who bought the ticket at the Kroger at 43893 Schoenherr Road in Sterling Heights, matched the numbers drawn — 11-14-32-43-65. The winner should call the Michigan Lottery at 517-373-1237 to collect their prize. The prize must be claimed at the lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Tickets for Powerball are valid for one year from the drawing date. More on freep.com: 87-year-old man wins $500,000 on instant lottery ticket Remaining Michigan Sears stores likely impacted by bankruptcy Another player, location unknown, matched the five numbers in Powerball to also win $1 million. No one matched the five numbers and the Powerball number, so the estimated jackpot for Wednesday's drawing is $345 million ($199 million cash value). Powerball plays can be purchased for $2 each at lottery retailers across the … [Read more...] about Mich. lottery: $1M Powerball ticket sold in Sterling Heights