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Visitors to the Home Show might win £5,000 (Pic: supplied)
One first-time buyer will win a whopping £5,000 towards a new home. Ginetta Vedrickas explains
Want your own home but still struggling to save for a deposit? One lucky buyer will win £5,000 towards the cost of their first home when they register for next month’s First Time Buyer Home Show in Islington.
‘When doing the sums, buying a property can be a costly business,’ says Lynda Clark of First Time Buyer magazine. ‘It’s often the upfront expenses that really act as a stumbling block for first-timers.’
As well as the chance of a cash prize, visitors to the show can get information on buying and see the latest homes on offer from providers including L&Q and Barratt Homes. Legal and financial experts will give free advice on getting on to London’s property ladder and seminars on shared ownership and…
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Originally posted on CBS Los Angeles:
PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — An assistant superintendent who worked for the Palmdale School District has been fired due to child abuse allegations as well as her role in a dog fighting ring, authorities said.
Pauline Winbush has 30 days to appeal the school board’s unanimous decision.
“The public should know that the board and district staff has acted professionally and diligently throughout this entire matter,” stated Raul Maldonado, superintendent of schools, in a statement about the firing.
The district placed Winbush on paid administrative leave Dec. 1, and then voted Tuesday to terminate her employment agreement.
KCAL9’s Rachel Kim says Winbush is awaiting trial on dog fighting, animal cruelty and child-abuse charges. The school board said it fired Winbush after its own investigation.
Winbush and her boyfriend were each charged with four felony counts of dog fighting, 17 felony counts of cruelty to an animal, one felony count of child abuse and several Los Angeles…
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Originally posted on TIME:
An American atheist blogger was hacked to death on Thursday in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.
Two unidentified assailants attacked Avijit Roy and his wife Rafida Ahmed Bonna with machetes as the couple returned from a book fair, reports Agence-France Presse.
“He died as he was brought to the hospital. His wife was also seriously wounded. She has lost a finger,” said local police chief Sirajul Islam.
Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen, had received multiple threats from Islamic fundamentalists in the past for his writings.
He founded Mukto-Mona, a secular blog that featured liberal writings from around the Muslim-majority nation. He had published several well-known books including Biswaser Virus (Virus of Faith.)
There has been a string of attacks on secular writers and academics in the South Asian country. In 2013, atheist blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider was hacked to death by fundamentalists, sparking nationwide protests.
Hardline Islamists in the country have…
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Originally posted on CBS Los Angeles:
BALDWIN PARK (CBSLA.com) — Investigators are trying to determine what led to the fatal stabbing of a man Thursday evening in Baldwin Park.
The unidentified man was found at a home in the 4700 block of Main Avenue, the Baldwin Park Police Department said.
The man’s 18-year-old girlfriend was found several houses away suffering from unspecified injuries. She was taken to a hospital.
Neighbors told CBS2/KCAL9’s Stacey Butler that the couple had been fighting at the time of the attack.
Police would not discuss how the stabbing occurred.
No arrests have been made.
Originally posted on 9to5Mac:
Former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson is getting back into the fashion game. The man who helped shape the Cupertino company’s retail arm made the jump to become CEO of JCPenny after exiting Apple in 2011, but was eventually removed from his position there as well.
The undeterred Johnson announced today that he would be leading a $16 million round of funding in online women’s retailer Nasty Gal. Johnson has also been appointed to the retailer’s board of directors. Nasty Gal is currently in the process of launching its own physical stores, though it currently only has one location in Los Angeles.
Originally posted on Daily Savings From All You Magazine:
Enjoy summer for less this year! Here are 18 sites can help save you money on everything the season has to offer, from movie tickets to bathing suits, rainy day craft supplies to hotel rooms.
• Go to the movies for less (or for free) with GoFoBo.com and Fandango.com/FreeMovieTickets
Sign up at GoFoBo for invitations to advance screenings of not-yet-released films near you. On Fandango, earn rewards for completing special offers, making the money spent on those summer blockbusters go farther.
Sample savings: Complete one of these offers to get a free Fandango movie ticket; buy Despicable Me 2 tickets and get a free song download on iTunes.
• Keep track of sales at all your favorite stores with ShopItToMe.com/Threads
In need of a new bathing suit or summer sundress? Use Shop It To Me Threads to find sale items in your…
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