Retail is in a spin as M & S announces store closures

As Marks & Spencer recalls a sharp drop in annual profits and plans to close some stores, Tesco Direct is also going. Even good old John Lewis is feeling the consumer pinch. There are alarm bells going off among Britain’s major retailers with previous expansion plans put on hold or […]

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Fuel prices keep rising

From It’s been on the news and even on the radio to work this morning. According to our fuel price index, petrol prices have increased another 0.9p/l in one week to 124.4p/l, on average, which would cost drivers of a medium car (57L) £71 to fill the tank. And it is a similar picture for […]

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Time to Turn Phone Detective, Says MP Dan Rogerson

We all know how erratic mobile phone signal can be in this area, so it is great news that  Liberal Democrat MP Dan Rogerson is asking local residents to turn ‘phone detective’ and help map phone reception across north Cornwall. Using the RootMetrics smartphone and tablet app people can automatically […]

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At Last – Action on PPI Claims

Claims firms which use information gathered by unsolicited calls and texts or who provide poor quality services will face large fines under law changes announced by the Government today. Tough new rules are being introduced as the part of a package of ongoing work by government to crack down on […]

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Watch Out for Dodgy Cars Warns Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice is warning consumers to be on the lookout for problem motors of any used cars near you after dodgy used cars bought from independent dealers topped the list of the ten most complained about consumer issues between April and June of this year. There were over 12,000 complaints […]

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