Inheritance tax: This is why grandparents hang onto their money | Personal Finance | Finance

Almost half (44 per cent) of UK parents and over a third (35 per cent) of grandparents would gift more money to children while alive if they were able to do so tax-free. On average people believe they can give away £1,575 a year without falling foul of the taxman. In fact, they can gift as much as £3,000 a year without incurring IHT. However only one in 10 of the 4,000 survey respondents knew how much cash they could handover tax-free. Tax experts said leaving a ‘living legacy’ could…

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11 Genius Tips For Managing A Cold Once You’re Already Sick

Catching a cold or the flu is often a miserable reality of the winter months. And while there’s no stopping it once the bug is already in your system, there are ways to make it less dreadful. It all comes down to how you take care of yourself. “You want to make sure that your immune system, which absolutely depends on getting the right nutrients on a daily basis, is being nurtured and supported,” Jonny Bowden, a health expert and board-certified nutritionist, told HuffPost. “The goal, once you get sick,…

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OnePlus DENIES rumours of all-new X2 handset to launch after OnePlus 6 | Tech | Life & Style

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has quashed rumours of an updated OnePlus X model. Reports of an update to the budget OnePlus X started to surface earlier this year, with digital outlet TechPP claiming a redesigned version of the handset would appear before Christmas. TechPP claimed the so-called OnePlus X2 would ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and either 32GB or 64GB of non-expandable internal storage. It would also boast an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 16-megapixel front-facing shooter, with at least a 3000mAh battery. However, Carl…

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Mummified baby orangutan makes miracle recovery – you won’t believe how he looks now | Nature | News

Tragic Gito the three-month old great ape looked like an ancient mummy because he was so drawn and gaunt when he was left to die in the cardboard box. Not only was the youngster dehydrated and feverish, he was also suffering from contagious mange which left him virtually bald, with grey, flaky skin. Because he looked so pitiful when rescuers found him with his arms folded across his chest they feared he was already dead. After two years’ intensive treatment and care, Gito has responded so well he is on…

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Cruises: Six great deals for trips to Cuba, the Mediterranean and more… | Cruise | Travel

SNOW-capped mountains, prolific wildlife including humpback whales and gigantic glaciers are just some of the things you’ll encounter in Alaska. Holland America Line (0843 374 2300 / hollandamerica.com) offers a seven-night Alaskan Explorer cruise on Eurodam from £1,597 (two sharing, full board). Set sail from Seattle on June 2, stopping ports including Juneau, Ketchikan and British Columbia. Price includes return flights from London, free hotel for one night pre-cruise and transfers. There’s a free upgrade from an inside cabin too and $300 onboard spending.  _______________________________________________________ UNPACK only once on this…

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Elise Christie: Team GB speed skater WILL compete in 1000m short track at Winter Olympics | Other | Sport

The Team GB athlete has endured a frustrating Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang so far after crashing out out of the 1500m semi-finals on Saturday, suffering an ankle injury, Christie, who came fourth in her opening event, the 500m after crashing in the final, went to hospital for a scan on her ankle. Initial fears cast doubt over whether she would compete in her favourite event today. But the reigning 1000m world champion took to Twitter this morning to confirm she would ‘try and compete.’ “I’m just about to leave to…

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