Moves report: Feeling first-time lucky?

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Visitors to the Home Show might win £5,000 (Pic: supplied) 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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Assistant Palmdale School Superintendent Fired Over Child Abuse, Dog Fighting Allegations

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CBS Los Angeles

PALMDALE (  —  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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An American Atheist Writer Been Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

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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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Neighbors: Man Fatally Stabbed In Baldwin Park Had Been Fighting With Girlfriend

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CBS Los Angeles

BALDWIN PARK ( — 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.

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