Arsenal XI vs Newcastle: Confirmed team news, predicted starting lineup, injury latest Premier League today
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta faces a number of selection concerns ahead of tonight’s match with Newcastle United.
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Coronation Street spoilers: Faye Windass comes clean about Adam Barlow’s attack tonight
Faye makes a huge decision.
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Mini movie mogul hoping for Oscar success says Covid wasn’t all bad for short films
ShortsTV thrived in a year of Covid and a $2bn rival landing on its doorstep
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Is our solicitor wrong when she says we owe £10,500 in stamp duty?
We are replacing our main residence but my husband owns a buy-to-let flat Q My husband and I are due to exchange on a house today and we were under the impression during the four-month conveyancing process that we would not have to pay stamp duty because we were buying a replacement for the main residence we had sold. Our solicitor, however, has told us we are liable for £10,500 of SDLT as my husband owns a buy-to-let flat (it was his previous residence when we met five years ago) but I think she is advising us incorrectly. Based on an article of yours a few years back, and the government guidelines detailed in it, I think we should still be exempt as we are replacing our main residence with this sale and purchase. Is it as simple as that? FSA Yes, it is that simple and the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) guidance published in March 2016 has not changed. Under the heading “higher rates for additional properties”, it says: “You will not pay the extra 3% SDLT if the property you are buying is replacing your main residence and that has already been sold”. In your case, because you have sold your main residence and are buying a new one to replace it, you should not have to pay the higher rate of SDLT. To confirm this, you might want to get your solicitor to use the SDLT calculator mentioned in the guidance. Continue reading...
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Vulnerable person cut off from landline and broadband for weeks
TalkTalk service was cut off when the road was dug up and Openreach has not fixed itI am writing on behalf of an 84-year-old friend who lives alone. Just before Christmas, on 21 December, his landline and broadband both stopped working, and, ever since, we have been trying to get him reconnected. It seems that the road was dug up and the workmen managed to mix up the phone lines. All his landline calls are going to another house’s voicemail.We called his supplier, TalkTalk, and someone was sent out on New Year’s Eve. We were told that the road will have to be dug up again, but nothing has happened. Continue reading...
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Now the vaccine is here, I feel a sudden urge to make the most of lockdown | Emma Brockes
It is easier to weather the first flush of a crisis than beat out time in its dying days – but some good can come of this momentFor the last week or so, a new type of text has been reliably coming in, in various states of excitement and relief, from friends – medics, teachers – sending photos of their vaccination certificates. Some received stickers after the jab, rather as one does after voting, bearing the legend: “I got my Covid-19 vaccine”. One wonders if, in the design departments of the large New York hospitals, there was a temptation to round out that statement with the exclamation mark we’re all surely feeling.It is tremendously good news, obviously, that despite continuing problems with rollout, more than 370,000 people in New York have been vaccinated up until the end of Saturday. It also raises to the level of frank incredulity the cognitive dissonance of this bizarre period. While a tiny proportion of the population is now safe from the virus, in a single week in January, more than 3,000 people died of Covid in California alone and infection rates in the US – as in Britain – remain staggeringly high. A new president will soon be inaugurated, but the old one continues to foment trouble. Things are, assuredly, looking up. Meanwhile, members of the National Guard sleep on the floor of the Capitol. Continue reading...
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Coronation Street spoilers: End of an era as the Platts leave the street tonight
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Entrepreneur Lisa Johnson shares how she went from being £30k in debt to becoming a multi-millionaire
She went from being £30,000 in debt to becoming a multi-millionaire.
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EastEnders spoilers: Ash Panesar cheats with Peter Beale after huge Iqra Ahmed row?
Will Ash betray Iqra?
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Hollyoaks spoilers: Tom Benedict Knight reveals ‘fireworks’ as newcomer Brad King causes ‘mayhem’
Brad makes quite the impression upon his arrival, and actor Tom told us all about what's to come.
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Solskjaer copied Ferguson blueprint for Man United draw vs Liverpool
Man Utd remain top of the Premier League after a goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield and their performance had echoes of Sir Alex Ferguson's best teams.
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Pep Guardiola jokes that he's spending 50th birthday today 'following protocols'
Pep Guardiola turns 50 on Sunday and saw his Manchester City side beat Crystal Palace for an early birthday present.
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Pep Guardiola finally reveals his hand in Premier League title race
Man City boss Pep Guardiola will have to confront the reality that the Blues are firmly in the Premier League title race.
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Uber is offering free rides to get you to your coronavirus vaccine appointment
The taxi firm has vowed to transport vulnerable passengers for their jab free of charge
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UK coronavirus LIVE: Covid vaccines for over-70s as new travel rules come into force
Millions of over-70s and clinically extremely vulnerable Britons will begin receiving invitations to book coronavirus jab appointments today as the Government rapidly speeds up the UK’s mass-vaccination programme.
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Arsenal vs Newcastle: Prediction, TV channel, live stream, team news, time, h2h results, odds - preview
Arsenal will this evening be looking to ensure their draw against Crystal Palace in midweek was a mere blip as they host Newcastle United in the Premier League.
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Phil Spector’s ex-wife Ronnie brands convicted murderer a ‘lousy husband’ as he dies aged 81
The convicted murderer died from coronavirus complications.
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FTSE 100 flat as traders digest strong China growth but worries over Covid spread
The FTSE 100 was set for a flat start to the week today amid concerns about new Covid variants tempered the positivity over Joe Biden’s pledge for a near $2 billion economic stimulus plan.
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Fears of ‘inside attack’ at Biden’s inauguration, defence officials warn
A security threat within the ranks will be a big risk for president-elect Joe Biden and other VIP attendees at the inauguration, according to defence officials 
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s staff’s departure was ‘painful’ amid Megxit
MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry were hit with "painful lows" last year including the departure of an important member of staff.
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Should I book a holiday? Your travel questions answered
Everything you should know about travelling right now.
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'Gone but never forgotten' - tribute to young dad found in prison cell
Hearing is told that 22-year-old joiner was found hanged in his cell
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Kim Kardashian hails fans ‘love and support’ amid Kanye West ‘divorce’
Kim Kardashian has paid thanks for those that have supported her during the difficult past few weeks as rumours that she is preparing to divorce Kanye continue to circle
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The Latest: Chinese province ups restrictions amid outbreak
A Chinese province grappling with a spike in coronavirus cases is reinstating tight restrictions on weddings, funerals and other family gatherings, threatening violators with criminal charges
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Transfer news LIVE! Ozil latest; Arsenal track Toney; Dele Alli update; Man United, Chelsea rumours today
January transfer window - LIVE!
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Covid vaccines to be offered to over-70s and clinically vulnerable as jab roll-out continues
Over-70s and clinically extremely vulnerable people will begin receiving invitations for coronavirus jabs this week in a “significant milestone” for the vaccination programme.
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From Billie Eilish to Phoebe Bridgers: How ASMR crossed over into pop
Soft, spooky whispers have become a dominant force in everything from folk to hip-hop, and it’s only going to get bigger, writes Ed Power
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Boris Johnson under pressure as Labour force vote on £20-a-week Covid-19 boost to Universal Credit
Labour will force a vote in the Commons to stop millions plunging into poverty
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NGOs demand action not promises as EU accused of ‘failing to protect seas’
Environmental groups propose urgent plan to stop overfishing and safeguard marine life, as existing laws go unenforcedA coalition of NGOs is calling for an urgent ban on destructive bottom trawling in EU marine protected areas, after the failure of member states to defend seas.The ban is part of a 10-point action plan to “raise the bar” to achieve biodiversity targets, which they say will not be met by current promises, such as last year’s high-profile pledge by world leaders at the UN summit on biodiversity in New York to reverse nature loss by 2030. Continue reading...
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