Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by The sweet spot A reader who’s a new mother herself struggles to celebrate a co-worker’s pregnancy. ByCheryl Strayed and Steve Almond Oct. 2, 2018 Dear Sugars, A younger colleague, whom I do not consider to be a personal friend, was open about having an affair with a married man. When she became pregnant, the married man left his wife and three children for her. Our office is having a baby shower for this colleague, and I’m finding it difficult to be supportive. I’m particularly sensitive to this because I’m a relatively new mother, and I cannot imagine losing my husband and family in the way that this man’s soon-to-be-ex-wife has. I feel sick thinking about the heartbreak and betrayal that she must feel. I’m also sad for their children, who are … [Read more...] about My Colleague Had an Affair. Now She’s Having a Baby. Do I Have to Act Happy?
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The Dartford Crossing to the east of London allows drivers to cross the River Thames between Kent and Essex. Made up of two tunnels and a bridge, the crossing sees thousands of vehicles cross every day. A lack of capacity means its often hit by bad traffic , particularly when accidents or bad weather close routes. Motorists are required to pay a small charge every time they use the crossing. We've rounded up everything you need to know about paying the Dart Charge. What is the Dartford Crossing? The crossing comprises of two tunnels and the Queen Elizabeth II bridge. As the only permanent crossing on the Thames in the East of London, it is used by up to 160,000 vehicles a day. It spans the river as the A282 (connecting to the M25 ) from Purfleet in Thurrock on the north side, to Dartford in Kent on the south side. The west tunnel opened in 1963, the east tunnel in 1980 and the bridge in 1991. Each tunnel is 1,430m long, while the cable-stayed bridge is 137m high and 450m long. … [Read more...] about What is the Dartford Crossing charge and how to pay it
There are some things you need to know before the French government starts taking your taxes directly out of your salary (called "prelevement a la source in French) at the beginning of 2019. Here's a list of the main questions and answers people are asking right now and if there are any missing that you would like information on, please email us at [email protected] and we will answer them and add them in. Will the change affect me? The reform concerns nearly all taxpayers at all levels of income in France who are earning through their work or their pension. In all, some 38 million households are set to be affected by the change. From January 2019 income tax (called impôt sur la revenu in French) will automatically come out of salaries, pensions and substitute income, for example in the case of maternity leave, job seekers' allowance and sickness compensation. What if I'm self-employed? Those … [Read more...] about Q&A: What the big change to income tax in France means for you
PATIENTS would have to pay £25 to see their GP under controversial plans unveiled yesterday. Britain’s biggest doctors’ union says billing for some NHS services is the only way to beat a lack of cash. They argue it could help to ease demand in the same way a 5p charge on plastic carrier bags has vastly reduced use. But patients groups warn proposals will lead to sick folk dying because they can’t afford to be seen. The British Medical Association will debate the motion at their annual meeting in Brighton on Sunday. If passed, the union will lobby ministers. The call comes after Prime Minister Theresa May pledged an extra £20billion a year Brexit dividend for the NHS. A doctor’s appointment typically costs the NHS around £25 but operations and some drugs can cost tens of thousands of pounds extra. GPs also want patients to be able to make top-up payments for treatments that are being increasingly rationed, such as IVF. Mike Forster of … [Read more...] about Patients would have to pay £25 to see their GP under controversial plans
ENGLAND is heading back to the polls TODAY for the local elections. Here's all you need to know about the next democratic contest in the UK, which could put Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn under pressure should their parties perform badly. When are the local elections? Polling day for the local elections is TODAY, May 3, 2018, as 156 councils go up for grabs in England. Voting can be done in a number of ways – by proxy, by post, or in person. Those voting in person will need to head to their local polling station to cast their ballot. Voting is normally held in a large local building, such as a school, community centre or church. The location of your polling station will be on the poll card sent to you. If you can’t find the poll card, you can contact your local authority to find out. You can find contact details for your local Electoral Registration Office on the government website. Which ward am I in? Local elections are broken down by wards which each elect a … [Read more...] about Local elections 2018 voting day is TODAY! Who are the candidates in my ward, do I have to vote and how often do elections get held?