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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”


Morality demands rethink of UK-Swiss tax deal

Ministers should urgently rethink plans for a deal with Switzerland which would see UK tax evaders let off lightly while harming poor countries, says Christian Aid. ‘We fear that the agreement will be … Continue reading “Morality demands rethink of UK-Swiss tax deal”


Who needs a degree? UK’s self-made vocational elite worth £17.6 billion

 A-level students might think twice about their career options as research released to celebrate WorldSkills London 2011 the UK’s biggest showcase of vocational skills for over 20 years reveals the riches accrued by … Continue reading “Who needs a degree? UK’s self-made vocational elite worth £17.6 billion”


Young Drivers Hit With £4,000 Average Car Insurance Cost

This is the first time since the Confused.com/Towers Watson Car Insurance Price Index began in 2006 that average annual car insurance costs for young men have exceeded £4,000. Bizarrely, young male drivers in … Continue reading “Young Drivers Hit With £4,000 Average Car Insurance Cost”


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