Lottery good causes income down 15% as players shun draws

Lottery good causes income down 15% as players shun draws

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Good causes income goes to a range of projects, including Olympic and Paralympic athletesThe National Lottery has raised less money for good causes as players turned from draw-based games to scratchcards, the public spending watchdog says. The National Audit Office said lottery owner Camelot’s good causes income fell 15% to £1.6bn in the year to April. Camelot told auditors scratchcards, where sales fell by 2% last year, gave a smaller amount to good causes than the draw, where sales fell by 13%. Camelot said it…

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How Community Corner raises funds for local community

How Community Corner raises funds for local community

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Broken pipeline cuts British supply during peak energy demand

Broken pipeline cuts British supply during peak energy demand

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s biggest pipeline from its North Sea oil and gas fields is likely to be shut for several weeks for repairs, its operator said on Tuesday, disrupting gas flows and sending international crude prices to their highest since mid-2015. FILE PHOTO: A general view shows Grangemouth oil refinery in central Scotland on April 25, 2008. REUTERS/David Moir/File Photo The closure has struck during a winter freeze in Britain, where snow and ice have driven up demand for heating fuel just as gas flows through the network, which…

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Toni Mascolo, co-founder of salon chain Toni & Guy, dies

Toni Mascolo, co-founder of salon chain Toni & Guy, dies

Image caption Toni & Guy opened their first salon in Clapham during the 1960sThe co-founder of the hairdresser chain Toni & Guy – Giuseppe “Toni” Mascolo – has died at the age of 75. Mr Mascolo and his brother, Gaetano ‘Guy’ Mascolo, opened their first salon in south London in 1963. Offering an “Italian style” hairdressing service, the unisex salon grew into an international brand and staple of the British high street. Mr Mascolo, who was the chief executive of the firm, died on Sunday surrounded by his family. The…

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