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Ambulance called to Caroline Flack’s house day before her death

Ambulance called to Caroline Flack’s house day before her death

Entertainment
An ambulance was called to Caroline Flack's home the day before she took her own life.It is understood paramedics attended Flack's flat in east London at 10.30pm on Valentine's Day. A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called shortly after 22:30 on 14 February to a residential property on Northwold Road, N16."Crews attended and, following a clinical assessment, the person was not taken to hospital. Due to patient confidentiality we cannot comment further." Image: Laura Whitmore and Caroline Flack pictured in January last year The former Love Island presenter, 40, was found dead on Saturday, the day after the ambulance crew attended her flat. ...
House passes bill regulating PFAS use, cleanup on military bases, in drinking water

House passes bill regulating PFAS use, cleanup on military bases, in drinking water

Business
Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A bill requiring the Pentagon to work with communities to clean up chemical contamination in drinking water passed in the House, but faces an uncertain future. The PFAS Action Act of 2019, which the House of Representatives passed on Friday, requires the reclassification of two types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, as hazardous materials. If the law is enacted, perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, and perfluoroactanesulfonic acid, or PFOS, would be reclassified as toxic substances. Contaminated areas would be classified as Superfund sites, accelerating their cleanup process. PFOA and PFOS are the key ingredients of foams used by the U.S. military for firefighting, although the Defense Department has limited their use in training, and can be found in drinking...
Which UK cities have seen the highest house price growth over the past decade?

Which UK cities have seen the highest house price growth over the past decade?

Business
The average price of a home across the UK's 20 biggest cities has gone up by almost £90,000 over the last decade, according to a study.Zoopla claims the figure (£89,987) is a bigger increase than the average house price rise across the whole of the country during the same period, at £62,218 - or around 54%. Image: The study claims the average price of a home in major UK cities has increased by nearly £90,000 In London, average prices have grown by £204,400 - with the typical cost now at £479,000 - compared to £257,200 for a home outside the capital.The property website predicts city house prices to rise by 3% next year as demand returns to the market following the general election result.Richard Donnell, research and insight director
House passes defense bill creating Space Force, paid parental leave

House passes defense bill creating Space Force, paid parental leave

Business
Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to pass the annual defense spending bill, authorizing the creation of Space Force and passing a provision that provides all federal workers with 12 weeks paid parental leave. House Democrats pushed for the paid federal leave provision in exchange for the elevation of Air Force Space Command to its own branch of the military. President Donald Trump, who ordered the creation of the Space Force in February, negotiated with Democrats to fund the sixth branch of the military in exchange for the parental leave. Republicans objected to the paid leave, which is expected to cost the government $ 3.3 billion over five to 10 years. The bill passed the House in a 377-48 vote, with 41 Democrats and six Republicans opposing it, along wit...
House Democrats propose eliminating $10,000 limit on state and local tax deductions

House Democrats propose eliminating $10,000 limit on state and local tax deductions

Finance
New York, New YorkE+ | Getty ImagesThere are three weeks left in the year, and House Democrats are taking a last shot at ending the $ 10,000 limit on state and local tax deductions.Rep. Thomas Suozzi, D-N.Y, along with Reps. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., and Mike Thompson, D-Calif., proposed the "Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act."The measure is scheduled for markup by the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday alongside the "Know Your Social Security Act," a bill that aims to aims to reinstate mailed Social Security statements.Suozzi's bill is the latest effort by blue states to fight back against certain provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.The overhaul of the tax code, which went into effect in 2018, imposed a $ 10,000 limit on state and local tax deductions that ite...