British Gas owner boss says ‘no excuses’ after pre-payment meters force out vulnerable people

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, said there are “no excuses” after an investigation found the company sent debt collectors who broke into vulnerable customers’ homes to install prepayment meters. A Times investigation showed a company used by British Gas to pursue debt, Arvato Financial Solutions, forcing their way into homes to fit the devices, … Read more

Australia’s best new music for February

Maple glider – You are still the one For fans of: Julia Jacklin, Lucy Dacus, Angie McMahon It begins with darkness and emerges, slowly, into light. Subtle acoustic strums give way to a sweet, glorious rendition of Shania Twain’s classic ’90s love song, full of soulful harmonies. It’s simple, but therein lies the beauty – … Read more

Mourners demand justice at funeral for Tire Nichols as family calls on Congress to crack down on police violence

Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the life of Tire Nichols Wednesday evening in a ceremony inside the Mississippi Boulevard Baptist Church in Memphis. The 29-year-old Black man was fatally beaten by a group of Memphis Police Department officers last month, and a horrifying film of the incident released last week has revived urgent calls … Read more