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Veggie box company wants £50 a day after bad review

Have you heard of Kelly's Vegies? If you have, you may have given them a wide berth, thanks to the crappy spelling of 'veggies'. However, it looks like there's a whole other reason to avoid them, as one customer was hit with a number of charges after giving the company a negative review. According to…

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River Island jobs on the go!

River Island jobs on the go!

Jobs time again on Bitterwallet! Yes indeed, we're looking at getting the out-of-work, very much into god-I-hate-having-to-work-all-the-time-but -wages-pay-for-the-booze-so-I-can-forget. This time, we're looking at River Island who have LOADS of roles going. Of course, they'll be taking on staff for Christmas, but they seem to have all manner of jobs going, should you be looking for…

Takeover to see a world of very average beer combining

Anheuser-Busch InBev, who happen to be the largest brewer in the world, are looking to do a takeover of SABMiller, which means, between them, they'll make around a third of the world's beer. Together, they'd have a market value of roughly $275 billion, and they'll make a killing in the growth markets of Latin America and…

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…

Directors bonuses must now be justified

Are you one of those people on the internet who likes hitting out at 'fat cats'? Like griping about those who make loads of money because you  can't stop mentioning your socialist leanings down the pub, much to the mild irritation of your pals? Well, get this - all companies (so, not just banks) will…

Lloyds want you to ditch your free current account  - and pay £60

Vantage account holders at Lloyds are being persuaded to get rid of their free current account and replace it with another current account which could charge up to £60 a year. WHAT A GREAT DEAL! The ‘incentive’ is rather dubious, too –basically if you don’t quit your Vantage account and take the new ‘Club Lloyds’…

Morrisons stop washing windows to save cash

It’s a sign of the times when a supermarket has to cut back on its cleaning bill to save cash, but that’s what mucky Morrisons is doing this winter. In a triumph of bizarre logic, bosses have decided to cancel window cleaning at all its stores in a war against slipping sales, which dropped by…

DEATHWATCH: Tie Rack hangs up its hat. (And ties. And scarves.)

When was the last time you said to yourself: ‘Hmm, I really need to buy a tie. I think I’ll go to TIE RACK?’ Well it seems nobody has done that since 1985, so it’s time for the station concession to pack up its mid-priced umbrellas and go home. Sadly, its repeated losses – and…

Now even COINS have to be sexy

Before the whole Jane Austen banknote debacle, nobody really considered pictures on money as being a contentious issue involving rape/bomb threats. ‘Bonneted slaaaaaag!’ cried little trolls who can’t read. ‘What’s she done apart from writing hugely influential comic social satire? I’m gunna send her a threatenin' tweet as soon as my mum goes to Asda!’…

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Welcome to 97p Land

Welcome to 97p Land

Poundland, whose slogan - if you can call it a slogan – is ‘Everything’s £1’ has started to slash prices in some of its stores to 97p, in a bid to undercut its closest rivals, 99p Stores. Depressed yet? It seems the battle of the not-quite-a-pound shops has been heating up in such UK hotspots…

How do you like your pasties in bed? Hot or cold?

Now, not everyone likes to eat pasties in bed, that may be something peculiar to Andy. Who is indeed very peculiar. But there is another amazing connection between pasties and beds that you might not be aware of, or even care about. But you should, because that connecting factor is the highly expensive VAT. Most…

Are you relying on the State to look after you in your dotage?

It’s a fact. We are all living longer, and pensioners are notoriously hard to kill*, which means that pretty soon the country will be overrun with silver haired layabouts. Or will we? The current generation of pensioners are supposed to be the last of the cruisers, owing to their final salary pensions schemes and, unless…

The idiot's guide to Quantitative Easing

Do you remember when you were a child and you thought the money that came out of cashpoints was just free money? And that your parents were obviously mean spiteful individuals who refused to buy you The Best Toy Ever just because they could? Phrases like “money doesn’t grow on trees” and “you can’t just…

Cheques are bouncing back, and other terrible puns

The cheque is dead! Long live the cheque! That's right folks, those slips of monetary paper that you have to fill in yourself are going anywhere, despite the fact we were told they were definitely going to wither and die. The glamorous sounding Payments Council have decided to scrap their plans to phase out cheques…

Postman Pat, Postman Pat, Postman Pat is another FatCat

Remember Postman Pat? There’s a knock, ring, letters through your doooor. Well, a few years ago Pat got a revamp for the 21st Century- in addition to now having a wife and son (called Julian - the son not the wife), Greendale now has some politically correct ethnic minority characters (Ajay the train driver and…