Thanks you for your questions.
1, you should go to admin > Venustheme > Ves Blog > Configuration, Open tab “Module Settings” and disable the option “Enable Latest Module”
2, Please provide me the link to check the issue. I just check our demo, I don’t see the problem: http://venusdemo.com/magento/maxx/index.php/?___store=it
3, Maybe your site are missing close html tag.
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