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Priced out of the property market? You could barge in 3h Updated Priced out of the property market? You could barge in 
A second-hand 40ft narrowboat might cost about £25,000 – almost a tenth of the price of an average £240,000 bricks-and-mortar home. Toby (pictured) bought a 49-foot barge.
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TONY HETHERINGTON: Some bright Spark sent debt collectors when I was in credit3h Updated TONY HETHERINGTON: Some bright Spark sent debt collectors when I was in credit
I switched from Spark Energy to Extra Energy, but since November last year I have been persistently phoned by debt collector Opos Ltd, claiming I owe Spark £172.
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Labour could soon be back and trigger a rise in prices: How to stop inflation burning up your cash3h Updated Labour could soon be back and trigger a rise in prices: How to stop inflation burning up your cash
Here – as the prospect of a Corbyn-led Government raises the threat of a new inflationary surge – we show what you can do to stop it burning away your wealth.
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SMITH & WILLIAMSON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Smart money is on AI as new fund grows 43% in two years3h Updated SMITH & WILLIAMSON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Smart money is on AI as new fund grows 43% in two years
Daring investors who back firms creating this 'intelligence' or putting it to use in business – or both – are likely to be the biggest financial winners.
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MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Plug into fuel cells with Ceres Power for a profits boost 3h Updated MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Plug into fuel cells with Ceres Power for a profits boost 
Ceres Power is a fast-growing fuel cell firm based in West Sussex The shares are £1.75 and should rise in value as the business develops and gains news customers.
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CASH IN THE ATTIC: Thunderbird merchandise that can fetch £5003h Updated CASH IN THE ATTIC: Thunderbird merchandise that can fetch £500
One legacy of the sci-fi series Thunderbirds is that related collectables have sky rocketed in the half century since the puppets first appeared on TV.
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How to invest in chocolate and build a tasty nest-egg 3h Updated How to invest in chocolate and build a tasty nest-egg 
Chocolate isn’t just for Easter. It is a treat devoured in most households every week and the manufacture of cocoa and confectionery is worth £1.1billion to the UK economy.
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£13m profits tonic for NHS partner Healthcare at Home3h Updated £13m profits tonic for NHS partner Healthcare at Home
Healthcare at Home, which supplies drugs and provides care for patients at home, saw revenues rise 5 per cent to £1.82billion in the year to October 2018.
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US stock market flotation earns Zoom boss Jonathan Chadwick £20m 3h Updated US stock market flotation earns Zoom boss Jonathan Chadwick £20m 
Video conferencing firm Zoom listed on Nasdaq on Thursday, becoming the latest major technology firm to offer shares.
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US raider Coast Capital in the driving seat at FirstGroup after boosting stake further3h Updated US raider Coast Capital in the driving seat at FirstGroup after boosting stake further
The move has triggered speculation that Coast Capital Management is set to make fresh demands for a shake-up.
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Housebuilder Persimmon faces new investor revolt over controversial bonuses3h Updated Housebuilder Persimmon faces new investor revolt over controversial bonuses
Advisory group PIRC has instructed investors to oppose the pay report for a second year running at the annual meeting early next month.
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STOCK WATCH: New Deliveroo director may be hungry for a fresh float 3h Updated STOCK WATCH: New Deliveroo director may be hungry for a fresh float 
The technology start-up has hired Frank McGlade as its director of corporate and business development.
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City bad boy Frank Timis returns to stage a crypto cash coup3h Updated City bad boy Frank Timis returns to stage a crypto cash coup
Multi-millionaire tycoon Frank Timis, who has twice been convicted of being a heroin dealer, was revealed as the largest shareholder in Argo Blockchain.
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Russian fugitive allegedly used the proceeds of a major bank fraud to buy £45m London home3h Updated Russian fugitive allegedly used the proceeds of a major bank fraud to buy £45m London home
Georgy Bedzhamov bought the property in Belgrave Square in 2015 for £15.2million via a loan from a shell company based in the British Virgin Islands.
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Baker that makes burger buns for McDonalds seeks UK buyer 3h Updated Baker that makes burger buns for McDonalds seeks UK buyer 
City sources said Irish-Swiss food giant Aryzta was talking to potential buyers.
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HAMISH MCRAE: Rock-bottom interest rates are here to stay 3h Updated HAMISH MCRAE: Rock-bottom interest rates are here to stay 
In the UK, policy is frozen until there is some resolution to Brexit, but ten-year gilts yield 1.25 per cent. That says the market thinks that sterling interest rates will stay low for several years.
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Owner of scandal-hit mental healthcare giant The Priory Group to test market for a £1billion sale 3h Updated Owner of scandal-hit mental healthcare giant The Priory Group to test market for a £1billion sale 
City sources said Acadia Healthcare, a US-listed company, has appointed a financial adviser to explore ‘strategic options’ for The Priory Group.
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Brexit move by Standard Life Assurance sparks fury 3h Updated Brexit move by Standard Life Assurance sparks fury 
The company has had 355 complaints from policyholders – with the vast majority angry about losing access to the UK’s regulatory protection.
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Unilever among firms flouting prompt payment rules4h Unilever among firms flouting prompt payment rules
Foods giant Unilever has admitted it takes 90 days to pay its suppliers – despite signing up to a Government code that promises that bills will be paid within 60 days.
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How I helped track thieves who stole my £74,000 Merc4h How I helped track thieves who stole my £74,000 Merc
When Claire Totman was woken at 3am by the sound of thieves starting the engine of her £74,000 Mercedes GLS in her driveway she did not hesitate to act.
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India Elections 2019: Farmers Are Hurting and Millions Are Voting7h India Elections 2019: Farmers Are Hurting and Millions Are Voting
The ruling B.J.P. party has not yet delivered the “good days” it promised to farm voters, who make up half of the electorate. In debt and despair, some wonder if anyone can.
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Why are airlines so keen on the fantasy of the Mile-High Barbie? | Barbara Ellen7h Why are airlines so keen on the fantasy of the Mile-High Barbie? | Barbara Ellen
Flying might still be an adventure but we can do without the retro presentationHow did it come to this – women required to produce a sick note because they’ve been struck down by… unsexiness? It seems that
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How Luxury Developers Use a Loophole to Build Soaring Towers for the Ultrarich in N.Y.8h Updated How Luxury Developers Use a Loophole to Build Soaring Towers for the Ultrarich in N.Y.
The spread of these buildings overlooking Central Park is provoking a backlash amid a broader debate about affordable housing, extravagant projects and the city’s identity.
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Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet9h Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Workers at a 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina have complained of defective manufacturing, debris left on planes and pressure to not report violations.
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The private frontier: corporate space explorers stand by for a $1tn lift-off10h The private frontier: corporate space explorers stand by for a $1tn lift-off
Trump’s ambitions for US lunar exploration will be a further boost to the billionaires building a new generation of rocketsPresident Donald Trump has struggled with some of his signature policy promises, but now he has set his sights higher: a return to the moon, five decades after humans last set foot there. The White House has spoken of landing the first woman on the moon within five years and Trump’s vice-president, Mike Pence, has made it clear that the private sector – much of it backed by a handful of billionaires – could play a big part in the plans.
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Google takes belated action on ‘copycat’ site that tricks unwary users10h Google takes belated action on ‘copycat’ site that tricks unwary users
An unofficial Dartford crossing website is just one instance of online mimicry that costs users dearA website that tricks unwary drivers into paying three times the cost of using the Dartford crossing has been removed from the top of Google search results, following pressure from the
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The consumers’ champion chasing Mastercard for £14bn10h The consumers’ champion chasing Mastercard for £14bn
Ex-financial ombudsman Walter Merricks tells why he took on the case that could now pay each adult in the UK £300When the Consumer Rights Act came into force in 2015, one man was keeping a keen eye on businesses failing to serve their customers properly. So when Mastercard didn’t respond to a ruling from the European commission that it was profiting unfairly on transaction fees, the “lack of contrition” propelled him into action. Joining forces with the largest law firm in the world devoted solely to business litigation, Walter Merricks decided to take on the biggest class action in British history, believing millions of consumers had paid higher prices in shops for 16 years because of allegedly excessive transaction fees. “I thought, ‘Right. You’re on’,” the former financial ombudsman told the
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Why climate change could damage your pension11h Updated Why climate change could damage your pension
If the war to save the planet is going to be won, then the victory is more likely to be achieved by pin-striped executives in boardrooms than by a bunch of yogic hippies.
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He Stopped a Global Cyberattack. Now He’s Pleading Guilty to Writing Malware.11h He Stopped a Global Cyberattack. Now He’s Pleading Guilty to Writing Malware.
Marcus Hutchins, a British security researcher credited with halting a huge outbreak of ransom software in 2017, accepted United States charges over previous activity.
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The new hybrid Toyota Camry helps keep your complexion fresh with a cunning air purification system13h Updated The new hybrid Toyota Camry helps keep your complexion fresh with a cunning air purification system
Toyota's new Camry saloon will return to the roads this summer after a gap of 15 years. It has a special air purification system that provides fresh in-car air.
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Ethical funds that make big firms change for the better13h Updated Ethical funds that make big firms change for the better
For savers who want to bring about change in a more pragmatic way and don't fancy bringing London to a standstill, investing wisely could be the answer.
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Bidders seek to land Thomas Cook takeover14h Bidders seek to land Thomas Cook takeover
Thomas Cook, one of the oldest names in the British travel industry, is being circled by potential bidders as lenders ‎to the company prepare for crunch talks over the state of its finances.
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Ethical mobile operator the Phone Co-op proves popular14h Ethical mobile operator the Phone Co-op proves popular
The Phone Co-op joined the Midcounties Co-Operative in June 2018, the largest consumer co-operative in the country, which is also responsible for many other businesses.
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Is that tax refund text or email genuinely from HMRC, or a scam?14h Is that tax refund text or email genuinely from HMRC, or a scam?
Young adults who are unfamiliar with the tax system are prime targets for fraudsters luring them with bogus refunds via text message, warn HMRC officials.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Halting HS2 because of Crossrail would be nimbyism disguised as zero budgeting14h ALEX BRUMMER: Halting HS2 because of Crossrail would be nimbyism disguised as zero budgeting
The Crossrail delays and overspend are hugely disappointing. Europe's biggest and most complex construction project was due to be up and running last December but could now be delayed until 2021.
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‘You Have Robbed the Farmer’: Rural Indians Are Hurting, and Millions Are Voting16h ‘You Have Robbed the Farmer’: Rural Indians Are Hurting, and Millions Are Voting
The ruling B.J.P. party has not yet delivered the “good days” it promised to farm voters, who make up half of the electorate. In debt and despair, some wonder if anyone can.
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Why you should pay your parents £100 board a month19h Why you should pay your parents £100 board a month
Researchers calculated that young adults save £8,000 a year by living at home – and worked out how much they should pay for board each month
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An Isa with 8.24% fixed interest a year. Is that simply too good to be true?19h An Isa with 8.24% fixed interest a year. Is that simply too good to be true?
It’s an eye-catching offer popping up in Facebook newsfeeds this month. But, in the wake of a controversial mini-bonds scandal, people are wary. As one financial expert advises ‘stay away’, we spell out the facts It’s an advert that’s been popping up in many people’s Facebook newsfeeds during the last few weeks, for a “Platinum Isa” that pays a fixed 8.24% a year. That’s certainly an eye-catching rate, and it prompted one of those who contacted Guardian Money to say: “It looks too good to be true.” There have also been discussions about the product on the forums of sites such as MoneySavingExpert.com, with
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Half of England Is Owned by Less Than 1% of Its Population, Researcher Says21h Updated Half of England Is Owned by Less Than 1% of Its Population, Researcher Says
A new book identifies aristocrats, investors and companies that own vast portions of the country, amid growing complaints about land scarcity and economic inequality.
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After Social Media Bans, Militant Groups Found Ways to Remain22h Updated After Social Media Bans, Militant Groups Found Ways to Remain
Hezbollah and other groups classified as terrorist organizations by the United States have changed their social media strategies to stay on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
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DealBook: Socialist! Capitalist! Economic Systems as Weapons in a War of Words22h Updated DealBook: Socialist! Capitalist! Economic Systems as Weapons in a War of Words
The economist Joseph Stiglitz discusses Bernie Sanders, social policy and how we define ourselves — and one another.
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HMRC: Beware of tax rebate text message scams25h HMRC: Beware of tax rebate text message scams
Fraudsters send fake messages during the tax rebate period, the government warns.
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Wealth Matters: 4 Tax Strategies That Could Make a Divorce Settlement Easier26h Updated Wealth Matters: 4 Tax Strategies That Could Make a Divorce Settlement Easier
Divorce negotiations are never easy, and they became more complicated this year, thanks to the tax overhaul. Here are four tips for taxpayers to consider.
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Here’s Soylent’s New Product. It’s Food.26h Updated Here’s Soylent’s New Product. It’s Food.
The Silicon Valley food-drink of choice is now a ‘complete nutrition platform.’ The beverage plot thickens.
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Before Fisher-Price’s Rock ’n Play Recall, Safety Fears and Dubious Marketing26h Updated Before Fisher-Price’s Rock ’n Play Recall, Safety Fears and Dubious Marketing
The company knew for years about potential risks linked to its popular sleeper and about pediatricians’ objections to the way the product was being pitched to parents.
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29h Ancestry.com Apologizes for Ad Showing Slavery-Era Interracial Couple
The genealogy company said it had pulled a video ad that depicted an interracial couple fleeing the antebellum South.
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Betting on the Royal Baby29h Updated Betting on the Royal Baby
In Britain’s celebrity pregnancy economy, Meghan Markle’s unborn child is inspiring wagers, luxury cookie tins and diamond-encrusted jars of diaper rash cream.
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Strategies: ‘Medicare for All’ Is Hammering Health Care Stocks. For Now.31h Strategies: ‘Medicare for All’ Is Hammering Health Care Stocks. For Now.
The popularity of proposals for a government-run, single-payer system among Democratic presidential candidates has hurt health care stocks, despite their strong earnings.
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Merger Talks of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank Roil Emotions32h Updated Merger Talks of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank Roil Emotions
A proposed deal is meeting resistance from labor, regulators and some shareholders. But there is also political momentum in Germany for a tie-up.
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Senator McConnell, a Tobacco Ally, Supports Raising Age to Buy Cigarettes32h Senator McConnell, a Tobacco Ally, Supports Raising Age to Buy Cigarettes
Seeking re-election to a seventh term, the senator cited the rise in teenage vaping as a reason to curtail sales of tobacco and other products.
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Romford borrowed more in payday loans than Leeds in 201833h Romford borrowed more in payday loans than Leeds in 2018
Town took out £15m, compared with £14.7m, despite vastly smaller population, data shows The people of Romford in east London borrowed more money via payday loans in 2018 than the entire population of Leeds, according to official data. A study based on the figures named Birmingham as “the payday loan capital of the UK”, with its residents borrowing a total of £37m in 2018 as their personal finances came under pressure.
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Rockeries are back in fashion, say British garden centres33h Rockeries are back in fashion, say British garden centres
With many gardeners short of weeding time, rocks and alpine plants are in vogue this Easter A rockery revival is under way. A new generation of gardeners, inspired by Instagram images, are once again buying boulders to build rock gardens that had until recently been written off as an old-fashioned idea. Garden retailers and designers are reporting a comeback for rockeries, which are now viewed as low maintenance and a welcoming environment for garden wildlife.
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The Real Stars of the Internet33h Updated The Real Stars of the Internet
The rater has become the rated.
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National Enquirer sale: newsstand mogul James Cohen to buy tabloid33h National Enquirer sale: newsstand mogul James Cohen to buy tabloid
CEO of Hudson News will reportedly pay $100m for supermarket tabloid known for salacious stories and cozy relationship with Trump The National Enquirer’s owners have made a deal to sell the tabloid, after sparking scandal with the controversial tactics they have used to suppress stories damaging to Donald Trump.
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Let’s move to Ely, Cambridgeshire: still haunted by its past33h Let’s move to Ely, Cambridgeshire: still haunted by its past
‘I can imagine a rather fabulous Nordic-noir inspired TV detective series being set there’
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The Most Measured Person in Tech Is Running the Most Chaotic Place on the Internet33h Updated The Most Measured Person in Tech Is Running the Most Chaotic Place on the Internet
YouTube’s C.E.O. spends her days contemplating condoms and bestiality, talking advertisers off the ledge and managing a property the size of Netflix.
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US newsstand mogul James Cohen to buy National Enquirer34h US newsstand mogul James Cohen to buy National Enquirer
Former head of Hudson News will reportedly pay $100m for weekly magazine The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of a US airport newsstand chain, after a rocky year
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Stagecoach calls for inquiry after rail bid document leak34h Updated Stagecoach calls for inquiry after rail bid document leak
The firm wants an investigation into how rail franchise bid documents were sent to a rival.
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34h Your Money Adviser: Before Deciding on a College, Look Closely at the Financial Aid Letter
Schools are not required to use the same terminology in their offers. And an “award” could mean a grant — or a loan. “Celebrate,” one expert says. “Then, decide.”
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Are You a Very English Butler? The U.K. Government Needs You35h Are You a Very English Butler? The U.K. Government Needs You
The Foreign Office has advertised for two butlers responsible for delivering “V.I.P. hospitality” and managing a wine cellar. Maximum annual salary: £30,000.
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Terra Firma chief leaves after Hands bust-up37h Terra Firma chief leaves after Hands bust-up
The chief executive of Terra Firma Capital Partners, the buyout firm best known for its ill-fated ownership of the EMI record label, has stepped down after falling out with its billionaire founder.
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Work Friend: The Wages of Being a Woman at Work40h Work Friend: The Wages of Being a Woman at Work
Let’s just say they’re a little low.
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Idyllic corner of Kent under threat as property mogul reveals plan for nearly 4,000 new homes40h Updated Idyllic corner of Kent under threat as property mogul reveals plan for nearly 4,000 new homes
Kent Property developer Mark Quinn harbours ambitions to build a new town, complete with shops, schools and restaurants, on land that sits between the villages of Finglesham, Ham and Northbourne.
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Pound pops after UK retail sales smash City expectations thanks to shoppers splashing out on food40h Pound pops after UK retail sales smash City expectations thanks to shoppers splashing out on food
The month-on-month bounce, driven predominantly by food stores, was a big beat on the 0.3 per cent drop expected by the City.
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What are the best ethical savings accounts available in Britain?40h What are the best ethical savings accounts available in Britain?
As anyone trying to get across Waterloo Bridge this week has found out, going green is in the headlines again. But if you're interested, what providers put your money to 'good' use?
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Record £785m paid out by pet insurers last year40h Record £785m paid out by pet insurers last year
A record £785m was paid out by pet insurers in 2018 as increasingly sophisticated treatments pushed up costs.
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So what are the chances of getting £300 off Mastercard?42h So what are the chances of getting £300 off Mastercard?
According to a former ombudsman, Mastercard owes that to pretty much everybody Mastercard charges allegedly resulted in consumers overpaying for goods in shops to the tune of £14bn, and if a class action is successful, it will mean
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National Enquirer sold to US magazine distributor42h National Enquirer sold to US magazine distributor
The tabloid has been embroiled in recent high-profile scandals involving Donald Trump and Jeff Bezos.
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Homes with stained glass windows – in pictures43h Homes with stained glass windows – in pictures
From a converted chapel in Bristol to a Victorian church in North Yorkshire, here are some homes with colour
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