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

ChatGPT on track to surpass 100 million users faster than TikTok or Instagram: UBS

ChatGPT, the AI ​​chatbot that has received widespread attention since its launch two months ago, is on track to surpass 100 million monthly active users (MAUs), according to data compiled by UBS. This would mean that ChatGPT would be adopted faster than even TikTok or Instagram owned by Meta (META). According to UBS’s calculations, TikTok … 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

Bird flu spreads to foxes and otters

Wardens clear dead birds from Staple Island, off the Northumberland coast, where the impact of bird flu is evident – Owen Humphreys/PA Wire (file image) Britain is in the midst of its biggest ever outbreak of bird flu and the virus has now spread to mammals, according to authorities. Bird flu has killed millions of … Read more

take a key from the women’s window

Russo and McCabe ask to ruffle feathers Arsenal’s late bid for Manchester United forward Alessia Russo and Chelsea’s reported interest in Arsenal’s Katie McCabe have stirred the pot. Players moving between rival clubs is much more common in women’s football than in men’s football. Short-term contracts are the norm, while large cash transfers are a … Read more