Product Recall: Next bevel mirrors

Next are recalling the following mirrors, thanks to a potential safety issue: 447703 – Large Bevel Mirror (only items purchased before July 2009) 447727 – Small Bevel Mirror (only items purchased before July 2009) The company say: "Next wants to make customers aware of a safety issue relating to the adhesion of the glass on…

#CarrierBagGate - House of Fraser and Debenhams ethically charging for paper bags

Another story on carrier bag charges and if you plan to read on, prepare to be OUTRAGED. When the 5p charge was introduced in October it was supposedly to encourage people to re-use their own bags instead of grabbing more plastic non-compostable bags. So considering paper bags are recyclable (and Tesco was recently giving these…

Letter template to cancel TalkTalk account

If you want to leave TalkTalk after their data breach, without penalty, then we've knocked up a letter you can use to try and make this happen. Crib notes from it, or cut-and-paste the whole thing. Of course, they might try it on and aim to fine you for leaving your account early, but if…

Co-op - now sitting on shoplifter's faces

It probably says something about Bitterwallet that we think this all seems very dirty, and that we've got mucky minds... but at a Co-op, a shoplifter got his face sat on by a member of staff. Those who went to the store in Stroud over the weekend, may well have been greeted with the sight…

Buying a car from Evans Halshaw? Check your £99 "Admin Fee"

If you're in the market for a new/used vehicle and you've seen one you like at Evans Halshaw, it is worth reviewing your Order Form to see whether the incredibly vague "Vehicle Admin Fee" has been included for you to pay. It should look something like this.... What is it? Well, quite simply, its just…

M&S launch 'Sparks' loyalty card

Marks & Spencer are going to reward their regular customers with access to all manner of things, like money off vouchers, food masterclasses and trips to vineyards, under a new thing called the Sparks members club. Seeing as a lot of the people who go to M&S look like they're prone to the golf club…

BT Sport renewal is coming up... and it's confusing

BT have been sending out messages to everyone, about what happens with BT Sport, now that there's some extra charges coming in. And of course, this being BT, they've made the language and procedures a bit complicated, in a bid to squeeze some pennies out of you. Check out current BT deals here. Their correspondence…

How to make a PPI claim - hurry, there's a deadline due!

If you think that you've been missold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) and you've been lazy with regards to sorting it out, you're going to have to get a wriggle on, because the Financial Conduct Authority is thinking about putting a deadline on the whole thing. Now, you might think it is really difficult to make…

Tinder for trains, which is what you've always wanted

Are you ready for a chilling combination of words? Course you are. If you're reading Bitterwallet, there's something clearly and certifiably wrong with you. "Think Tinder meets Groupon… for trains." That was the words of Edward Byrne, co-founder and Business Director of Paystobesocial, which is a new app which lets commuters in the UK hunt…

Match.com is latest dating site to be hacked

If being single isn't tough enough, all the baddies on the internet are going after their dating profiles. AshleyMadison was the big profile hack, complete with leaks, and now, Match.com has been compromised as well. A security alert was issued by an outfit called Malwarebytes, and they noted that the dating site was hacked and has…

Restaurant tells someone to "f*ck off lady"

For the most part, complaining online, in public, is rather unseemly. However, sometimes, people feel like they've no other option and take to Facebook and Twitter for a moan. And so, to Jennifer Bennett who posted a complaint about a restaurant in Chorlton, Manchester. She'd booked a meal at a place called Lusitano, and when…

Deathwatch: British people drinking tea

Sometimes, we put things in Deathwatch as a joke... but today, we're not messing around. This is bleak, bleak news. British people aren't drinking as much tea as they used to. And why? Because they're always down those bloody coffee shops. This is an outrage and we're going to start an internet petition to revive…

Product Recallish: Dimples Car Seats sold at Smyths Toys

There's another product recall on a car seat, this time, on the Dimples Car Seat range which are available from Smyths Toys. The retailer says: "Some consumers of the Dimples car seat may have had an issue with the seat belt installation on the products below." Dimples Snug Carseat Group 1-2-3, Item No. 133463 Dimples…

Government to change strike law reforms

Striking is a touchy subject among many, but here at Bitterwallet, we tend to side with workers, rather than chief executives and MPs. Now, there's news that the government are drawing up new legislation which is designed to make it harder for workers to go on strike. This means, there's going to be a lot…

Asda respond to exploding glass Miami table claims; it isn't down to the sun...

Remember the story which we brought to you a couple of days ago regarding the exploding glass tables? Well, Asda have now responded and dismissed this being down to the recent heat we've had. They said: "We only use toughened safety glass in our garden furniture and have investigated this rare occurrence. We apologise to…