Row breaks out over bin fines

September 3rd, 2017 (No Comments)

The town hall has defended its decision to fine residents for leaving their bins out past midnight on collection day. Workers at Wigan Council issued a notice to Leigh resident, Adam Peers, who returned after a night away to find a note on his wheelie bin. The image of the notice has circulated on social […]

VW launches new UK diesel scrappage scheme

September 1st, 2017 (No Comments)

Volkswagen UK is offering customers discounts of up to £6,000 to trade in diesel vehicles when buying a new car. All the Volkswagen UK brands – including Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – will participate. VW launched a more generous scheme in Germany in August in the wake of its diesel emissions scandal. […]

Currency rates hit new low at airport bureaux de change

August 31st, 2017 (No Comments)

Travellers buying their currencies at UK airports are being offered as little as 86 euro cents to the pound. Foreign exchange broker FairFx, which carried out a survey for the BBC, said this rate, from Moneycorp at Southampton airport, was the worst at any airport bureau de change. The average euro rate across 16 big […]

NHS ‘leaking millions’ in PFI contracts

August 30th, 2017 (No Comments)

The NHS is “leaking” money to private companies in contracts to build and run hospitals, a report says. Under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), companies provide money for new hospitals and then charge annual fees. The Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI) publication – based on 107 PFI contracts in England – said […]

Virgin Holidays become first to abolish extra charges for single parents

August 29th, 2017 (No Comments)

Virgin Holidays has become the first to abolish stealth hotel charges for single parent families to a string of long-haul destinations. Traditionally, single mums or dads who book rooms abroad are forced to pay prices based on two adults sharing. But from October 1st, single parent holidaymakers travelling with Virgin could save hundreds of pounds […]

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