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  • Weather Threat To 'Biggest Xmas Shopping Day'

    December 23, 2013 8:34 AM 13

    As stores brace for rush of shoppers there are fears the experience will become one of 'shop til you drip' amid winter storms. It is predicted 15 million shoppers will hit stores in a 'manic Monday' rush for Christmas goodies, spending £2.6m a minute. But the spending spree could fall short of retailers' expectations as a series of weather warnings threaten

  • Morrisons delivers groceries online with Ocado

    December 23, 2013 12:38 AM 14

    SUPERMARKET group Morrisons has launched its long-awaited online food business to grab a chunk of the growing cyber-grocery market. Its website went live yesterday and ­deliveries should begin across the ­Midlands from January 10 and half the UK by early 2015. Morrisons had faced widespread criticism for trailing rivals such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Wal-Mart’s

  • Digital rights risk inconsistency, say MPs

    December 23, 2013 12:12 AM 13

    A proposed new law designed to improve consumer protection for purchasers of digital music risks being inconsistent, a committee of MPs has said. The government has proposed a Consumer Bill of Rights, to update some laws that have been unchanged for decades. But the Business Select Committee said it would mean a refund for someone who bought a faulty

  • Vince Cable: Reconsider Help to Buy scheme

    December 22, 2013 12:46 PM 16

    The Help to Buy scheme to lift the housing market should be reconsidered by the government, according to Business Secretary Vince Cable. He told the BBC: "We certainly need to look at that [scheme] again. It was conceived in very different circumstances." Help to Buy has been criticised by some who say it has boosted house prices too quickly. He warned

  • BoE's Bailey: Watching UK housing market, not out of control - paper

    December 22, 2013 8:44 AM 10

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England is watching Britain's fast-rising housing market closely and has the tools to take the heat out of it if needed, the central bank's Deputy Governor Andrew Bailey said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday. "We are very focused on the housing market," Bailey told the Sunday Telegraph. "We have to be very careful

  • Panic Saturday is here! One THIRD of Britons will hit the streets today to snap up last-minute Christmas gifts... and we'll be spending £1.8m A MINUTE

    December 21, 2013 5:49 PM 20

    Millions of last-minute Christmas shoppers flocked to the high street today in one of the busiest retail weekends of the year. Panic Saturday saw cities across the country packed with bargain-hunters, many hoping to secure discounts of up to 75 per cent. Over 15million people - around 31 per cent of the adult population - were expected to shop today

  • Why there’s no Postwoman Patricia

    December 21, 2013 5:55 AM 25

    This weekend an army of postal workers will deliver Christmas cards and other holiday packages across the western world. No surprise there: though we live in a cyber-age, December still produces a blizzard of mail in North America and Europe. But in one respect, there is a quirky and little-noticed difference in this blizzard on both sides of the Atlantic

  • Millions paid to delayed South East rail passengers

    December 21, 2013 3:09 AM 15

    Train companies operating in south east England have paid out more than £2 million in a year as compensation to passengers for delays in journeys. Passengers can claim compensation if they are delayed by more than 30 minutes, under the Delay Repay scheme. In 2012/13 Southeastern paid out more than £520,000, and Southern passengers received £805,000. First

  • Hart in Hampshire revealed as UK's most desirable place

    December 21, 2013 2:50 AM 18

    The most desirable place to live in the UK has been named as Hart in Hampshire for the third year in a row. The district's residents were found to be the healthiest and live the longest in the UK, while employment was well above the national average. Uttlesford in Essex was in second place followed by South Northamptonshire which jumped 27 places to third

  • Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine

    December 20, 2013 2:11 PM 13

    Thinking of posting a shock via Royal Mail? Read this first If you’re thinking of posting a shock for servicing or if you have sold your unwanted shock or even if you are buying one from an online shop, you may want to read this before using Royal Mail as it appears it’ll likely get disposed of, leaving you shock less and out of pocket. “In August 2013 I had a break-in