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August 13, 2018 3:56 PM Victims of pension scammers lost an average £91,000, regulators say

A total of 253 victims reported to Action Fraud that they had lost more than £23m to pension scammers in 2017. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) are urging the public to be on their guard when receiving unsolicited offers about their pensions and to check who they are dealing with. According to the regulators, highly 6

August 8, 2018 7:47 AM Terrified middle Englanders ‘would vote for Pol Pot over Jeremy Corbyn if they thought it would protect their house prices’

MOST middle Englanders are so terrified of Jeremy Corbyn they would happily vote for Cambodian despot Pol Pot, it has been confirmed. The Institute for Studies found that nearly all middle Englanders who own their own property would vote for many of histories greatest monsters as long as they thought it would not effect their house price including, Genghis 8

July 31, 2018 11:51 AM Housing benefits claimants facing long waits for claims to be processed

THOSE seeking housing benefits in south Essex are facing long waits for their claims to be processed, which a charity has warned could lead to homelessness. Between April 2017 and March 2018, new claimants waited on average of 26 days in Southend, 34 days in Basildon, 23 days in Castle Point and 20 days in Rochford. This waiting time can be worrying 7

July 12, 2018 2:58 PM BBC axes Daily Politics show as part of changes to political output

BBC show Daily Politics is being scrapped to make way for a new programme. The move was announced as part of changes to the broadcaster’s political and parliamentary output. Daily Politics, on BBC2, which first aired in 2003, will be replaced by Politics Live, which will air from Monday to Friday. The new programme will be presented four days a week by Jo Coburn 13

July 12, 2018 4:15 AM GWH looking at £13m blackhole

Just three months into its new budget year Great Western Hospital is looking at a deficit of more than £13m by the end of March 2019. And bosses at the trust that runs the hospital have been told that patient demand, and covering staff vacancies with agency staff and locum doctors is hitting the budget hard. Karen Johnson, director of finance at the NHS trust 11

June 30, 2018 5:37 PM America's oldest living man Richard Overton, 112, becomes a victim of identity theft after a crook drains the bank account that paid for his round-the-clock medical care

Someone obtained the personal information the oldest man in the U.S. and used it to drain his bank account. The family of Richard Overton from Texas says his Social Security and banking account numbers for the 112-year-old Austin man were used to make seven withdrawals over the past several months. He says the money was used to purchase savings bonds 11

June 29, 2018 12:06 AM Legalising cannabis 'would raise £1bn in tax for the UK'

Legalising cannabis would raise £1bn a year in tax for the UK, a think tank has estimated. The report from the Institute of Economic Affairs has valued the UK's black market in cannabis at £2.6bn. Legalising the class B drug would also lead to savings for public services including the police, it said. It comes after former Conservative leader Lord Hague 12

June 19, 2018 11:03 PM Labor rues 'tough day' for Telstra workers

Federal Labor frontbencher Richard Marles has described as a "huge shock" Telstra's decision to slash 8000 jobs in a bid to cut costs by an extra $1 billion by 2022. The telecommunications giant - which had already targeted $1.5 billion in savings - says one-in-four executives and middle managers will be sacked as it cuts 8000 employees and contractors 2

June 6, 2018 11:09 AM New banking option for Ryedale residents

RYEDALE District Council is working in partnership with Community First Credit Union to offer an alternative banking option. Residents in Ryedale can open a current account with card access and online banking facilities through the credit union. They also offer loans, savings accounts and a budgeting account which assists households to manage their monthly 11

April 27, 2018 5:02 AM New Middlebrook homeware store creates 14 jobs as opening approaches

A NEW homeware store will be opening its doors in Middlebrook next month. Homesense will be opening up in sister brand's TK Maxx store at Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park. The opening at the retail hub in Mansell Way has created 14 new jobs in the area. A spokesman from Homesense said the 30,916 square feet of branded homeware, which will all have savings 14