Furloughed dad of four left with just £600 to support his family

Furloughed dad of four left with just £600 to support his family

A dad of four who has been on furlough during the coronavirus lockdown says he has been left with just £600 a month to support his family. Jonathan Mank says the government’s coronavirus income support scheme has failed him as he’s ‘fallen through the cracks’….

Virgin Mary's face is left botched in £1,000 painting restoration disaster

Virgin Mary's face is left botched in £1,000 painting restoration disaster

A Spanish art collector has slammed a restorer who botched his classical painting of the Virgin Mary – leaving her face looking ‘unrecognisable’. The fine art copy was of a famous 17th century painting known as The Immaculate Conception of Los Venerables by the baroque…

Search is on to find owner of £152,000 in gold left on a train

Search is on to find owner of £152,000 in gold left on a train

A train passenger left gold worth more than £150,000 in a carriage. The mystery owner now has five years to claim their fortune, which was found on the train between St Gallen and Lucerne in Switzerland. In total, more than 3kg of gold was discovered,…

Why coronavirus has left some on benefits £1,000 worse off

Why coronavirus has left some on benefits £1,000 worse off

The rapid changes in the welfare system in response to the coronavirus crisis have created an “unsustainable” difference in support for people with Universal Credit (UC) and those with older “legacy” benefits, a watchdog warned. The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) said that UC’s annual…

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