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HSBC and Santander owe more than 115,000 customers money for overdraft charges

HSBC and Santander owe more than 115,000 customers money for overdraft charges

HSBC and Santander will have to give money back to thousands of customers, after charging them for entering into overdrafts without any warning. It was found that HSBC broke the overdraft rules twice, whereas Santander was found to have broken these rules six times. Breaking overdraft rules Both banks will now have to give back […]

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Netflix could still be charging you money even if you cancelled your account – here’s how to check

Netflix could still be charging you money even if you cancelled your account – here’s how to check

Former Netflix users are being warned their old accounts may have been reactivated without permission, which could see them unwittingly charged a subscription fee. Customers who previously had a subscription to the streaming service are being urged to check their bank account to check for charges. Reactivated accounts Netflix holds on to user data for […]

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General Election 2019: Boris Johnson ducks climate debate as IFS calls main parties’ manifestos ‘not credible’

General Election 2019: Boris Johnson ducks climate debate as IFS calls main parties’ manifestos ‘not credible’

Johnson and Farage duck out of climate debate, “racist” Johnson book rediscovered, and the IFS labels Labour and Tory spending plans “not credible” – all this and more in today’s election brief. Climate change debate – the key quotes For the first time ever in a General Election, party leaders have debated the climate emergency […]

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These are the warning symptoms of flu and norovirus parents need to know – and how to stop the viruses spreading

These are the warning symptoms of flu and norovirus parents need to know – and how to stop the viruses spreading

As is the case every year, cases of the flu and norovirus are on the rise. But while the two diseases may have similar symptoms, they are caused by different viruses, and have different treatments. What is Norovirus? The NHS describes the virus as “a stomach bug that causes vomiting and diarrhoea. It can be […]

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Aldi and Home Bargains will be closed on Boxing Day – this is why

Aldi and Home Bargains will be closed on Boxing Day – this is why

Supermarkets and shops experience a surge in shoppers over the Christmas period and are usually open extended hours, alongside Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. However, Aldi and Home Bargains have once again decided to go against the grain and remain closed on Boxing Day, in order to give staff a well-earned break. […]

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Mothercare has slashed its prices by 50% to shift remaining stock – here are some of the best deals

Mothercare has slashed its prices by 50% to shift remaining stock – here are some of the best deals

The childcare retailer, which went into administration earlier this month, has lowered prices by up to 50 per cent as part of its closing down sale. From today (Thursday, November 28), customers can buy pushchairs at half price, while all items of furniture is 30 per cent off. Bargain prices Here are some of the […]

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These are your consumer rights if you want to return Black Friday items or receive faulty products

These are your consumer rights if you want to return Black Friday items or receive faulty products

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, but with the consumer frenzy about to begin – do you know your rights? This is everything you need to know both before and after you buy on Black Friday 2019. Know your consumer rights It’s important you know your rights as a […]

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Thousands of inactive accounts may soon be deleted from Twitter – what you need to know

Thousands of inactive accounts may soon be deleted from Twitter – what you need to know

Users have been warned by Twitter that their accounts could be deleted if they haven’t signed in by December 11 – but it appears that is no longer the case. Any account that hadn’t been signed into for more than six months was at risk of being deleted, but Twitter has now announced that the […]

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You can get a free children’s book from McDonald’s this Christmas – here’s how

You can get a free children’s book from McDonald’s this Christmas – here’s how

Book lovers can get their hands on a free story from McDonald’s this Christmas, as the fast food chain is giving away 500,000 children’s books. Customers will be able to get a copy of The Christmas Adventures of Archie, which follows the tale of Archie the reindeer and his friends as they deliver their Christmas […]

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General Election 2019 briefing: YouGov poll predicts big Tory victory – forcing Labour to rethink their strategy

General Election 2019 briefing: YouGov poll predicts big Tory victory – forcing Labour to rethink their strategy

YouGov predict a big Conservative win, Labour claim to have proof that the government is in talks to sell off the NHS, and Boris Johnson suspends a Scottish Tory candidate for racist remarks – all this and more in today’s Election Briefing. YouGov MRP poll predicts large Tory majority Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party is on […]

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Cash ISAs with high interest rates could be a scam – here’s how to tell

Cash ISAs with high interest rates could be a scam – here’s how to tell

Individual Savings Accounts (or ISAs) can be a great way of saving money, but those looking to invest are being warned to be wary of cash ISA scams that are promising a high level of interest. A recent investigation by The Times has revealed that some adverts for Cash ISAs on Google are offering extremely […]

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These ‘free’ Android apps could end up costing you £150 in hidden fees

These ‘free’ Android apps could end up costing you £150 in hidden fees

Experts have warned Android users about apps that charge ‘secret’ fees once their free trial period elapses. Cyber security firm Sophos says so-called ‘fleeceware’ applications take advantage of Play Market policy loopholes to charge app users huge fees. Many of the apps in question have been downloaded by tens of millions of Android phone users. […]

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You can get a personalised Toblerone bar for Christmas – here’s where and when

You can get a personalised Toblerone bar for Christmas – here’s where and when

Few gifts are better than the gift of chocolate – even more so when it has an added personalised touch. This Christmas, chocolate fans have the chance to get their hands on a unique Toblerone bar, with their name emblazoned across the front of the packaging. Personalised chocolate The personalised bars will be available to […]

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Kids say their parents are ‘clueless’ when it comes to Fortnite and other video games – here’s a cheat sheet

Kids say their parents are ‘clueless’ when it comes to Fortnite and other video games – here’s a cheat sheet

Parents in the UK are clueless when it comes to video games – according to their own children. A study of 1,000 kids aged eight to 17 found three in five have pointed out their mum and dad’s lack of gaming knowledge. More than half have been left frustrated by their parents’ attempts to speak […]

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General Election 2019: Corbyn defends his record on anti-Semitism and Jo Swinson wins legal battle against SNP

General Election 2019: Corbyn defends his record on anti-Semitism and Jo Swinson wins legal battle against SNP

Corbyn faces off against Andrew Neil, SNP leaflets banned by High Court, Waspi Women, and voter registration surges in the minutes before the deadline passes – all in today’s election briefing. Labour leader grilled on anti-Semitism Jeremy Corbyn refused four times to apologise to British Jews after the Chief Rabbi accused him of allowing anti-Semitism […]

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The way you claim child benefit could affect your state pension – here’s everything you need to know

The way you claim child benefit could affect your state pension – here’s everything you need to know

Hundreds of thousands of parents could be losing out on a £250 boost to their future state pension due to the way they claim child benefit. Figures obtained from HMRC by Royal London show that in more than 200,000 couples, the higher earner is claiming the child benefit – something that often happens unwittingly when […]

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You can get paid £50 an hour to visit Christmas markets – here’s how to apply

You can get paid £50 an hour to visit Christmas markets – here’s how to apply

If you love the festive period and a trip to a Christmas market, then this job vacancy could be perfect for you. An online exhibition platform is searching to hire members of the public as ‘Christmas Fair Testers’. What does the job involve? As a Christmas Fair Tester you will travel around the UK for […]

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Research has found that most Black Friday deals aren’t actually good value – here’s what you need to know

Research has found that most Black Friday deals aren’t actually good value – here’s what you need to know

Research by consumer rights watchdog Which? suggests that the overwhelming majority of Black Friday ‘bargain items’ are actually sold for the same price or less after the sales end. Analysts at Which? tracked the prices of 83 products before, during, and after Black Friday last year. They found that 95 per cent of items were […]

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Kevin the Carrot toys are being listed for more than £400 on eBay – do you have one?

Kevin the Carrot toys are being listed for more than £400 on eBay – do you have one?

Dream Christmas gifts come in all shapes and sizes, but this year there appears to be a huge demand for Aldi’s Kevin the Carrot toys. The lovable characters are being listed for hundreds of pounds on eBay after the supermarket sold out within hours of the toys going on sale online. On sale for more […]

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General Election 2019 briefing: Chief Rabbi attacks Labour’s record on anti-semitism and Conservative candidate has ‘Thick of It’ moment

General Election 2019 briefing: Chief Rabbi attacks Labour’s record on anti-semitism and Conservative candidate has ‘Thick of It’ moment

Britain’s Chief Rabbi criticises Corbyn, the BBC apologises for “misleading” clip of Johnson, and a Tory candidate is caught out by a microphone – all this and more in today’s election briefing. Britain’s Chief Rabbi speaks out against Labour In an article published in the Times today (26 Nov), Britain’s Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, wrote […]

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Universal Credit: ‘Desperate’ claimants are crowdfunding to meet basic needs

A growing number of Universal Credit claimants are resorting to crowdfunding just to make ends meet. More than 800 campaigns linked to the controversial benefit system have been set up on crowdfunding site GoFundMe in the past year – a five-fold rise from the year before. Poverty charity Turn2us said the situation was “really quite […]

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Fact-checking the election: fake newspapers and a squirrel hoax

Fact-checking the election: fake newspapers and a squirrel hoax

The UK election campaign continues to unleash yet more disinformation – with political parties stepping up to grab the headlines. First Draft, a global non-profit organisation, is keeping close tabs on disputed content and media manipulation during the general election campaign. Investigations from their collaborative CrossCheck project – in which newsrooms around the country share […]

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Quiz: Are these popular foods vegan? Test your knowledge to find out

Quiz: Are these popular foods vegan? Test your knowledge to find out

With the plant-based way of life now popular with many, there are certain foods that need to be avoided as part of this lifestyle. But do you know if these popular foods are vegan or not? According to wearefeel.com, certain foods qualify as being vegan, while others don’t. Take the quiz to test your knowledge.

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You can now visit the prison where the real Peaky Blinders gang were locked up

You can now visit the prison where the real Peaky Blinders gang were locked up

A Victorian jailhouse where the the real-life Peaky Blinders gang were once locked up is being opened to the public. Fans of the the BAFTA award-winning BBC series can now get a look inside Birmingham’s eerie Steelhouse Lane Lock-up, which operated from 1891 to 2016. The Grade-II listed 19th century jail housed the original members […]

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This is how you can get boxes of fruit, veg, bread and more from Morrisons for just £3

This is how you can get boxes of fruit, veg, bread and more from Morrisons for just £3

Morrisons has announced that it will sell boxes of unsold groceries for just £3.09 on the anti-food waste app, Too Good To Go. The supermarket (the first in the UK to partner with Too Good To Go) has pledged to reduce its food waste by 50 per cent by 2030. The move aims to help […]

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General Election 2019: Conservative manifesto launches amid more fact check questions

General Election 2019: Conservative manifesto launches amid more fact check questions

Boris Johnson expected to face questions over his election promises, Tony Blair to speak out and Nicola Sturgeon will be on the Andrew  Neil show tonight- all this and more in today’s general election briefing. Conservative party manifesto questions Boris Johnson is expected to face questions this week over the veracity of his election promises […]

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Cold and unsettled conditions forecast for UK next week – Met Office explains if Arctic blast is on its way

Cold and unsettled conditions forecast for UK next week – Met Office explains if Arctic blast is on its way

As December looms, temperatures are expected to drop and the potential of snow is always on the horizon. And with the weather already turning drastically cooler, questions of the UK being hit by heavy snow are already on the horizon. Here’s what the Met Office said will be in store. ‘Unsettled weather conditions’ The weather […]

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You can now buy iconic props from the Friends TV series at auction – here’s what’s for sale

You can now buy iconic props from the Friends TV series at auction – here’s what’s for sale

TV sitcoms are a dime a dozen, but few live up to the comedic gold of beloved American comedy Friends. While the last episode of the 10 season-strong show may have aired in 2004, it remains as popular as ever – and now fans can get their hands on a little slice of the show […]

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Talking words and music – Malcolm Middleton on Human Don’t be Angry and Arab Strap’s mini-reunion

Talking words and music – Malcolm Middleton on Human Don’t be Angry and Arab Strap’s mini-reunion

Perhaps I worry too much, but I’m always aware my interview call could be interrupting a meal, or distracting someone’s driving. Or in this case, butting in just as inspiration strikes. Malcolm Middleton, however, has no problem taking my call. “It’s cool, I just recorded what I was doing, so it’ll not be forgotten”. The […]

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TSB customers left without wages due to glitch – what to do if you’re affected

TSB customers left without wages due to glitch – what to do if you’re affected

Some TSB customers have been left without their wages in their accounts after the bank failed to process a number of overnight payments. TSB admitted that a “small number” of customers failed to receive their money this morning (22 Nov), forcing it to offer emergency cash to those affected. “Delayed overnight” Customers who did not […]

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