TSB customers report online problems

TSB customers report online problems

TSB customers have reported problems with their online banking after weekend upgrades to the company’s systems.

The bank warned its users that it was carrying out upgrades between 16:00 BST on Friday and 18:00 on Sunday.

But a number of customers were still facing problems on Sunday evening. One customer was credited with £13,000 he didn’t have, and could see details of someone else’s account.

TSB apologised and said it is working to fix the issues as a priority.

Report Laim McKenzie, from Paisley, in Scotland, signed into his app shortly after 18:00 on Sunday and discovered the problem.

The 20-year-old said: "I saw the details of one other account holder, as well as my own."My balance, because of my overdraft, is in minus, but my balance was showing at £13,000."I closed the app and went in again at 19:00 and only my account was showing – but my balance was showing at zero."I’ve closed the app again and have not been able to access it since."Other customers have taken to Twitter to complain about issues, including being unable to log into their internet banking accounts, being unable to transfer funds and not being able to make payments. Report Report Report TSB has […]

REVEALED: Councils Have Failed To Spend £375m Earmarked To Ease The Housing Crisis

REVEALED: Councils Have Failed To Spend £375m Earmarked To Ease The Housing Crisis

Councils across the UK are hoarding hundreds of millions of pounds set aside for affordable homes, HuffPost UK can reveal.

Data obtained by this website shows more than £375million is sitting in councils’ bank accounts instead of being used to tackle the housing crisis.

Two-thirds of that cash – £235million – is being held by just 14 councils.

Labour-run Southwark has £52.6million in the bank, while Camden – also controlled by Labour – has £37.6million.

Tory-run Kensington and Chelsea, which has yet to find new homes for two-thirds of those families affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy , has £21million for affordable housing sitting unspent.

And in an embarrassing twist for the Government, one of the worst offenders is in the constituency of Housing Minister Dominic Raab, with Elmbridge in Surrey sitting on £8million.While almost £140million of the unspent cash has been earmarked for schemes – although not yet been spent – almost £100million has not even been allocated to specific projects.One housing campaigning group labeled the findings as “staggering”, while the National Housing Federation called it “deeply concerning”.The money comes from a piece of planning law called Section 106 Agreements, which allows councils to get money from developers in exchange for granting planning […]

Thanks To Macron, France And The US Is The New ‘Special Relationship’

Thanks To Macron, France And The US Is The New 'Special Relationship'

All relationships face stresses and strains, no matter how long they’ve lasted and how important they are. That’s true in world affairs just as much as in other spheres of life: personalities clash, tensions mount, and once-firm bonds become stretched to breaking point.

That, at any rate, is what is happening on the global stage right now. While the UK and the US enjoy their ‘special relationship’, the US is also being wooed by France; and this week the French President is visiting the Trump White House on a charm offensive. Meanwhile, the British government, however, is still looking at the phone and waiting for Trump to ring. There is no pending reciprocal visit; indeed, the special relationship looks somewhat mundane and prosaic against the blossoming association between France and the US.

In part, this is because Emmanuel Macron has played his hand with Trump more convincingly than Theresa May. Taking a pragmatic approach to the personality-driven US President, Macron has forged a close personal relationship with him, resulting in warmer Franco-American relations. The UK, however, has been less willing to be lured in by Trump.

The basic fact of the matter is that the UK is losing out to its Gallic […]

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal hurt by lack of unity, says departing manager

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal hurt by lack of unity, says departing manager

Arsene Wenger: BBC Sport pundits discuss ‘phenomenal’ outgoing Arsenal boss Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the lack of unity among fans in recent seasons has been "hurtful" to the club.

The Frenchman announced on Friday he would step down at the end of the season after almost 22 years in charge.

Some fans have turned on Wenger as they look set to miss out on a Premier League top-four spot for the second successive season.

"The image we gave from our club is not what it is and not what I like," said Wenger, 68.

Arsenal beat West Ham 4-1 on Sunday to stay sixth in the top flight.

The Gunners finished outside the top four last term for the first time since Wenger arrived at the club, and are now 11 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, with four matches remaining.Their hopes of reaching the Champions League rest on winning the Europa League.Fans have held "Wenger out" signs at Arsenal matches, while there have been empty seats at home games in recent months."I was not tired," said Wenger after Sunday’s win, when talking about his decision to quit."Personally I believe this club is respected all over the world, much more than in England."The fans did […]

Australian Labor Party will ban gay conversion therapy if elected

Australian Labor Party will ban gay conversion therapy if elected

Leader of the Australian Labor Party Bill Shorten. | Photo: Takver / Flickr The Australian Labor Party (ALP) vowed to ban gay conversion therapy if they win the next federal election.

As it currently stands, the only state of Australia with a ban on gay conversion therapy is Victoria.

Shadow Health Minister Catherine King told The Age : ‘Gay conversion therapy is discredited and dangerous.’

She added: ‘As the federal shadow health minister, I urge all jurisdictions to follow Victoria’s lead and ban gay conversion therapy.

‘If this issue isn’t resolved before the next election, and I’m lucky enough to serve as health minister afterwards, it’ll be a personal priority for me,’ she said.

The next federal Australian election could be as early as August this year. But what about free speech? The move to ban gay conversion therapies country-wide comes after the Victorian Liberal Party’s state council considered proposing a motion to let doctors ‘ offer counselling out of same-sex attraction or gender transitioning. ‘Then most federal Liberal party members openly condemned the motion.But in an interview with the current health minister Greg Hunt, he said everyone has a right to free speech. He personally disagrees with the practice but refused to […]

Riverdale writer hints at bisexual sex scene in upcoming episode

Riverdale writer hints at bisexual sex scene in upcoming episode

Cast of Riverdale. | Photo: Disney ABC Television Group / Flickr A writer for hit-show Riverdale just hinted at a bisexual sex scene in the upcoming last few episodes of the season.

Writer Brian E. Paterson took to Twitter to answer questions from fans about the end of season two.

In recent episodes, Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) came out as bisexual and become very close with Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan), who is also bi.

Toni even broke out Cheryl from conversion therapy and then shared a super cute kiss while doing so.

So when one fan asked if it was likely we’d see another kiss between the pair.

Paterson responded: ‘Lol. We’ve got stuff on tap better than just kisses.’He also tweeted: ‘Don’t fret, Choni fans — there is some really good stuff coming in our final few episodes. Hang in there.’Choni is a combination of the names Cheryl and Toni. Vanessa Morgan: ‘You don’t see bisexual characters a lot’ In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, Vanessa Morgan explained she didn’t know they were making Toni bisexual until the press release.However, she knew the character Toni Topaz was bisexual in the comics Riverdale is based on, Archie Comics.She said: ‘I was so excited […]

Trans activists are demanding regulations for doctors performing genital surgery

Trans activists are demanding regulations for doctors performing genital surgery

Doctors performing surgery A group of transgender activists—all of whom have undergone genital surgery— have released an open letter to the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH). The purpose is to request reform in their regulations.

Under the current policies, surgeons are allowed to become members of the WPATH collective without providing any real proof of training when it comes to these sensitive surgeries (with the exception of being licensed plastic surgeons).

‘We the undersigned are writing as current and former patients who have undergone genital surgery related to our gender identity, namely, Vaginoplasty, Metoidioplasty and Phalloplasty procedures. Surgeons performing these procedures hold membership in the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) and utilize that membership to signal value to prospective patients,’ the letter reads.

‘In light of this affiliation, we believe that oversight and intervention is necessary to maintain the reputation of the WPATH as a whole. The performance of transgender genital surgery is an exceptionally interdisciplinary endeavor, and WPATH is uniquely positioned to reduce harm being done to vulnerable patients by the current lack of oversight.’

‘It is our request that the association evolve to offer a form of accreditation for surgical membership in WPATH. Furthermore, we believe that […]

Dad of man who claims painkillers turned him gay says he’s lying

Dad of man who claims painkillers turned him gay says he's lying

Scott Purdy says painkillers turned him gay. | Photo: This Morning / ITV The father of the man who claimed painkillers turned him gay says his son is lying about having no previous attraction to men.

Scott Purdy came out as gay about two weeks ago via a Facebook status.

He alleged painkillers for his chronic injury turned him gay, so he had to break up with his girlfriend.

When the news broke, it made viral headlines and Scott appeared on ITV’s This Morning show.

Scott said besides a brief experimentation phase when he was younger, he only had eyes for women.

He said: ‘I never had no desires for men. I didn’t look upon men like “I really want you.”‘ Nigel Purdy: ‘His whole life has been a lie’ But now his estranged father is calling him out for lying.Scott’s father Nigel claims relatives always thought he was bisexual because he had previously slept with a man.Nigel told The Mirror : ‘I know my son and we have always just assumed he was bisexual. As it turns out, he is gay. It’s just the way he was, even when he was younger.He continued: ‘It was his general mannerisms. A parent knows their […]

In Italy, same-sex couples must lie about how their children were conceived

In Italy, same-sex couples must lie about how their children were conceived

In Italy, only children conceived from ‘heterosexual sexual intercourse’ are deemed legitimate Same-sex couples in Italy have to lie about how their children were conceived due to regressive laws.

These retrograde laws, pushed by the Catholic Church, require a child be conceived through ‘heterosexual sexual intercourse’ in order for parents to register their child.

The same laws also punish heterosexual couples who choose In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to conceive.

Currently, it is illegal for same-sex couples to adopt their partner’s children in the country. Though same-sex unions were recognized in Italy in 2016, a clause in the law bans adoption of stepchildren. Latest case

Chiara Foglietta, a lesbian mother, delivered her baby boy, Niccolò, last week. However, she refuses to lie about how he was conceived. ‘Employees tell me both yesterday and today: you must declare that you had a union (sexual act) with a man to recognize your son. There is no formula to say you did medically assisted procreation,’ Foglietta wrote on Facebook.

‘Each child has the right to know their own history, the set of events that have generated it, and has the right to claim rights to those who wanted it.’‘Once again, reality has to adapt to bureaucracy and […]

LGBT Pride House Will Be Open At World Cup In Russia

LGBT Pride House Will Be Open At World Cup In Russia

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held this summer in Russia, a country with a history of anti-LGBT discrimination and oppression , but LGBT attendees will have at least one oasis of safety.

Despite the nation’s anti-LGBT policies, prominent Russian LGBT leaders will set up a Pride House in host city St. Petersburg, USA Today reports . While seen as one of Russia’s most cosmopolitan cities, St. Petersburg has been particularly inhospitable to LGBT rights . Netherlands’ midfielder Wesley Sneijder According to Russian news service Fontanka, LGBT visitors to the soccer championship will be able to “find shelter” at the St. Petersburg site, organized with international support but without official backing from Russia’s government.

The Pride House will stand in defiance of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s controversial anti-gay legislation, including the so-called “gay propaganda” law banning the promotion of “nontraditional relationships” to minors. While same-sex relationships in Russia aren’t criminalized outright, homophobic violence is commonplace and often un-investigated.

A recent survey found that 39% of Russians believe it is “likely or highly likely” that LGBT foreigners will be targeted for attacks during the tournament, and about 13% of Russians are “irritated” by the presence of LGBT foreigners. FBL-ENG-PR-WEST HAM-EVERTON FARE, Europe’s […]