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This is how to find out if you have savings in a forgotten Child Trust fund – and how to recover them if you do

This is how to find out if you have savings in a forgotten Child Trust fund – and how to recover them if you do

Did you put money away for your child in a fund years ago and have only just remembered about it? If so, thousands of children’s forgotten savings are set to be moved into Isa accounts automatically, in order to stop them from losing any tax-free benefits. Forgotten Child Trust Funds According to OneFamily, around six […]

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Here’s when Blue Monday falls in 2020 – and why it’s ‘the most depressing day of the year’

Here’s when Blue Monday falls in 2020 – and why it’s ‘the most depressing day of the year’

Blue Monday, allegedly the most depressing day of the year, falls this month. As well as being the name of one of New Order’s biggest hits from the 1980s, Blue Monday has become known as the single most depressing day of the year. But is it really? Here is everything you need to know about […]

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TV cameras to be allowed in high profile court cases in England and Wales

TV cameras to be allowed in high profile court cases in England and Wales

TV cameras may one day be allowed to film in Crown Courts in England and Wales. Currently, filming is not permitted, with the concern being that televising trials could deter victims, witnesses and jurors from taking part. But draft legislation for filming is being laid down in Parliament, and the Crown Court (Recording and Broadcasting) […]

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ASK Italian fined £40k for misleading customers with fake ‘luxury lobster’

ASK Italian fined £40k for misleading customers with fake ‘luxury lobster’

ASK Italian has been fined £40,000 for misleading customers by selling a ‘luxury lobster’ dish that had been artificially flavoured. The restaurant chain’s lobster and king prawn dish was found to be largely made up of artificially flavoured white fish. Only 35% lobster Trading Standards discovered that the most expensive dish on the menu at […]

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Landlords could face £30k fines if electrics are unsafe in rented homes

Landlords could face £30k fines if electrics are unsafe in rented homes

New Government regulations introduced this week will see landlords face fines of up to £30,000 if they fail to carry out electrical safety checks. They will come into force for new tenancies from July 1, 2020 and will affect existing tenancies from April 1, 2021. The new rules stipulate that landlords in the private rented […]

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Spotify has launched playlists and podcasts specifically for pets – here’s what’s on them

Spotify has launched playlists and podcasts specifically for pets – here’s what’s on them

If your pet enjoys a good tune or gets lonely when you leave the house, then Spotify might have the perfect solution. The audio streaming company has brought out a range of playlists which are specifically designed to soothe furry friends. Pet playlists The pet playlists are based on subscribers’ own musical tastes, alongside the […]

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A highly infectious SARS-like virus originating in China is spreading – here’s what you need to know

A highly infectious SARS-like virus originating in China is spreading – here’s what you need to know

Concerns are rising across Asia due to a new coronavirus crossing the border between China and Japan. The virus has resulted in the death of one patient and has infected dozens of others. The virus The virus is a new strain of coronavirus which is in the same family as SARS and MERS (Middle East […]

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A free Google Chrome extension can warn you if your passwords have been hacked – here’s how to get it

A free Google Chrome extension can warn you if your passwords have been hacked – here’s how to get it

With so much of our lives revolving around using the internet, be it for work or for leisure, keeping your passwords and account details safe should be a high priority for everyone. Many websites pose a threat to our online security, but there is an extension from Google Chrome which aims to keep you and […]

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Going to the cinema counts as a ‘light workout’ – according to scientists

Going to the cinema counts as a ‘light workout’ – according to scientists

Going to the cinema has been a beloved pastime for many of us, and with the Oscars right around the corner, there are loads of must see films that are required viewing. Now it seems you don’t have to feel guilty about choosing a movie night over the gym, since a new study has found […]

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This is how low income families can get free or discounted fridges, cookers and furniture

This is how low income families can get free or discounted fridges, cookers and furniture

Those on a lower income can access a multitude of grants and discounts, which are available to help them buy essential white goods for their homes. Who offers free or reduced cost appliances? The appliances – which include fridges and cookers – are offered by charities, nonprofit organisations, the Government, and private companies. Grants on […]

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