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Citizens Advice re Ryanair cancellations

Ryanair employees across 5 countries have gone on strike for 24 hours. Citizens Advice has issued the following advice for affected passengers. Citizens Advice’s webpage on flight cancellations has been viewed over […]

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Citizens Advice express concern over credit card lending

This morning the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) has published their ”Assessing creditworthiness in consumer credit’ policy statement. It coincides with the Bank of England revealing the amount of credit held […]

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Eight ways to keep your kids smart over the summer break

shutterstock Nicola Yuill, University of Sussex The school holidays are looming, and so too is the apparently inevitable summer “learning slide” – where children lose knowledge and academic skills over […]

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Complaints about bailiffs soar, says Citizens Advice

On Wednesday, the powerful docu-drama ‘Killed By My Debt’ aired on BBC One. As part of the Taking Control coalition, and alongside Jerome Rogers’ family, Citizens Advice is campaigning for […]

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Don’t leave children home alone over the summer hols, warns NSPCC

The NSPCC is reminding parents and carers not to leave young children home alone as the summer holidays start. Last August the charity’s Helpline made referrals involving 849 children – […]

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Wanting to live a ‘normal-perfect’ life is making women unhealthy

Appearance has become entwined with our perceptions of health. AlessandroBiascioli/Shutterstock Sarah Riley, Aberystwyth University; Adrienne Evans, Coventry University, and Martine Robson, Aberystwyth University These days, the health of a woman […]

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Yes, we are addicted to our phones

I think we all knew this already but now a little market research has been completed. New research published by Textlocal, one of the UK’s leading SMS marketing platforms, highlights how […]

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Why do people suddenly ‘get into’ football during the World Cup?

Chris Stiff, Keele University Football fever is once again sweeping the globe. People’s behaviour during the World Cup is very interesting for us psychologists, as we can see many examples […]

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Digital addiction: how technology keeps us hooked

There are a number of reasons why you can’t get away from your screen. shutterstock Raian Ali, Bournemouth University; Emily Arden-Close, Bournemouth University, and John McAlaney, Bournemouth University The World […]

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You’re eating microplastics in ways you don’t even realise

Shutterstock Christina Thiele, University of Southampton and Malcolm David Hudson, University of Southampton We’re increasingly aware of how plastic is polluting our environment. Much recent attention has focused on how […]

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