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Parents Spend Almost £2,000 Before A Baby Is Even Born

Purchasing a new cot, pram and car set for an expectant new-born can be pricey but the actual costs of preparing for a new baby have been revealed in a recent study. According … Continue reading “Parents Spend Almost £2,000 Before A Baby Is Even Born”


British railways branded the worst in Europe

A study has revealed that Britain’s railways are the worst in Europe when it comes to affordability, efficiency and speed. The union-commissioned report by think-tank Just Economics has revealed that the network trails … Continue reading “British railways branded the worst in Europe”


Insurers fined for file tampering

RBS owned insurance companies Direct Line and Churchill has been fined for tampering with files. The files in question are customer compaint files which had been submitted to the Financial Services Authority (FSA). … Continue reading “Insurers fined for file tampering”


Cops waste thousands prosecuting ‘headbutt man’

POLICE wasted thousands of pounds of taxpayers money on a case after CCTV footage revealed that a Special Constable had ‘lied’ about being head-butted.   David Dwyer was charged with assault following an … Continue reading “Cops waste thousands prosecuting ‘headbutt man’”


Tougher times ahead for disability car cheats

Cheats who abuse the Motability Car Scheme are in for a tougher time. The warning comes as the disability car charity moves to fully implement changes following a review of the car scheme … Continue reading “Tougher times ahead for disability car cheats”


Largest hoard of roman coins ever discovered

A METAL detector enthusiast has spoken for the first time about the moment he discovered one of the UK’s largest ever hoards of Roman coins – after 34 years of searching. Jethro Carpenter, … Continue reading “Largest hoard of roman coins ever discovered”


Educating one million girls to tackle poverty

Britain will help up to a million of the poorest girls in the world go to school, the Deputy Prime Minister announced today. The Girls Education Challenge is a new project that will … Continue reading “Educating one million girls to tackle poverty”


Sell by dates could be a thing of the past – saving families hundreds a year

Clearer date labels will help shoppers save money and stop perfectly good food being thrown away, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said today as Defra published new guidance for food and drink manufacturers. The … Continue reading “Sell by dates could be a thing of the past – saving families hundreds a year”


In just 12 months students cost of living has gone up £42.56 per month

The monthly cost of being a student has risen by £42.56 in the last twelve months according to analysis* by Family Investments, a leading children’s saving provider. Students have seen their monthly living … Continue reading “In just 12 months students cost of living has gone up £42.56 per month”


Barclays cuts fixed rate mortgages by up to 0.41 percentage points

In its eighth rate reduction in a row Barclays yesterday made cuts of up to 0.41 percentage points to 60 per cent of its Woolwich fixed rate mortgage range. The Great Escape fixed … Continue reading “Barclays cuts fixed rate mortgages by up to 0.41 percentage points”


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