Posts for Consumer

Petrol is 7p a litre too expensive says RAC

The RAC is urging fuel retailers big and small to reflect the drop in the wholesale price of unleaded with a significant cut at the pumps. Since the beginning of […]

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If trick or treating, do it safely

In its new campaign, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is providing advice to help consumers to buy safe costumes and trick or treat safely. Look for the […]

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Petrol prices dropped in September but not by enough!

Despite fears, the refinery fires in Saudi Arabia in the middle of September would lead to higher pump prices the cost of a litre of petrol fell by just under […]

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Shopping addiction is a real disorder

Jeramey Lende/Shutterstock Cathrine Jansson-Boyd, Anglia Ruskin University UK-based healthcare group the Priory is well-known for treating gambling, sex, drug, alcohol and computing addictions – especially of the rich and famous. […]

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Vegan food in the meat aisle?

Tesco has taken the bold (some would say foolhardy) decision to put plant-based burgers, sausages and nuggets in the same chiller cabinet as their meat-based counterparts. The aim is to […]

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Thomas Cook: tourism experts explain the travel company’s collapse

Anna Hillingdon, Bournemouth University and John Fletcher, Bournemouth University The shock of Thomas Cook’s collapse may create reverberations that travel much further than the 150,000 holidaymakers who are reportedly stranded […]

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Are you affected by events at Thomas Cook?

From the government: The Insolvency Service has confirmed that the Thomas Cook Group, including the UK tour operator and airline, has ceased trading with immediate effect. This will be a hugely worrying […]

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Citizens Advice slams Three Mobile for ripping off customers

Customers of Three Mobile who are being penalised for their loyalty will continue to be overcharged by between £1.5 and £2.7 million a month, reveals Citizens Advice. The charity is […]

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July House Prices – interesting variations

This is useful information for anyone thinking of moving, both in the SW or around the country or in Wales. Prices in the south-west were still rising slightly but in […]

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Insects for dinner? High protein, low fat …

Phew, luckily I’m vegetarian! It seems eating insects may be the diet of the future. Luckily, there are lots of plus points.  My problem is getting over the immediate abhorrence […]

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