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Wrecks, DUIs and low credit scores: Here’s how much they can drive up the cost of your car insurance

Finance
Pamela Moore | iStock | Getty Images PlusAh, the joys of the open road and carefree driving, until something happens that makes it cost even more. There are events — i.e., accidents, arrests for driving under the influence, a lapse in coverage — that can drive up the cost of your car insurance. By how much? It depends on a variety of factors, including where you live and the infraction or circumstance that causes the premium to spike."Drivers in certain parts of the country are paying considerably more for their auto insurance, especially after certain life events," said certified financial planner Stephen Kates, insurance analyst for Bankrate.More from Personal Finance:Here’s what post-pandemic travel might look likeHow much you need to earn to afford a houseTax-refund scam targets c...
Chelsea linked with shock move to re-sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku if they fail in transfer pursuit of Erling Haaland this summer

Chelsea linked with shock move to re-sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku if they fail in transfer pursuit of Erling Haaland this summer

Sports
Chelsea will reportedly try to re-sign Romelu Lukaku if they fail in their pursuit of Erling Haaland this summer. The Belgium striker has become one of football’s deadliest strikers since leaving Chelsea in 2014. AFP Lukaku is a goal machine for club and country Getty Lukaku played just 15 times for Chelsea Lukaku, who joined the Blues as an 18-year-old, had prolific spells for West Brom, Everton and Manchester United, before signing for Inter Milan in a £74million deal in 2019. The 27-year-old has scored 42 goals in 62 Serie A appearances for Inter, who are currently leading second-placed AC Milan by six points. The Telegraph claim Chelsea will prioritise the signing of a striker this summer with Timo Werner, ...
‘They threw me away so I would suffer as I died’: How rape is used as a weapon in Tigray conflict

‘They threw me away so I would suffer as I died’: How rape is used as a weapon in Tigray conflict

World
In the Ethiopian city of Adigrat, the general hospital may be the only thing that actually works in a community which now lacks all government-run services.The health facility's front door is firmly open and the wards are full. In fact, there are far more patients than beds, and we watched the staff treat gunshot wounds and shrapnel blasts and the after-effects of beatings in this war-ravaged corner of the Tigray region.The physical damage inflicted by this vicious conflict made a strong impression on our team but the trauma and distress was difficult to handle for there is so much pain in this dilapidated building.Warning: This article contains detailed descriptions of violent rape and other details some readers may find distressing Image: In t...
‘My mother forced me to join… then they shot me’: The return of Islamic State to Syrian refugee camps

‘My mother forced me to join… then they shot me’: The return of Islamic State to Syrian refugee camps

World
We'd been asked into the clinic of a camp called Al Hol to meet a young woman.Seventeen years old, we were told, and here because she'd been shot. We are protecting her identity and we have changed her name. She asked us to call her Mona.If only we could show you her face. It's one of innocence that was ripped from her when she was just 11. Image: Mona was married at 11 years old Married at 11 years old Advertisement ...
‘Bleak future’ for UK pubs as they mark a year since first lockdown closures

‘Bleak future’ for UK pubs as they mark a year since first lockdown closures

Business
UK pubs face a "bleak future" as they mark a year since being forced to close due to the first coronavirus lockdown.Dave Mountford, a publican and campaigner at the Forum for British Pubs, told Sky News that at least 2,000 pubs have already closed permanently. He said the remainder will need significant financial help. "Pubs will need additional financial support for years if they are to recover from this," Mr Mountford said."Many pubs will be reopening with a huge amount of debt. They took bounce-back loans but this industry hasn't bounced back and we don't know if drinkers will even return to wet-pubs. ...