Virgin Trains strike imminent

Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast are going to be staging a 24-hour strike next week. As you'd expect, this is a quarrel about jobs and working conditions. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union are going to down tools on October 3rd. There was going to be a strike in August, but it…

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£300m Aldi investment in UK

£300m Aldi investment in UK

The UK wing of Aldi has announced that they're going to invest a whopping £300 million into their stores, after notching up a 12% increase in sales, which raked in a massive £7.7 billion in 2015. There's currently 785 Aldi stores in the UK and Ireland, and there's going to be 70 more in 2017,…

Please don't drill your iPhone 7

The headphone jack has gone missing from the iPhone 7, which means users will either have to buy some new headphones that transmit your tunes via bluetooth, or you'll have to get an adaptor. Whatever you do, don't fall for a prank that's doing the rounds, and drill a hole into your Apple phone. Of…

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The return of BHS

The return of BHS

BHS is coming back, after it looked like it had sunk without a trace. However, we won't be seeing it on the high street by the looks of it, as it'll be relaunched as an online retailer, as soon as this week. A Qatari group called the Al Mana Group bought the rights to the…

VW finally commits to dieselgate fix

It feels like Wolkswagen's emissions scandal happened a million years ago, and not a great deal has happened since then. Well, at long last, the European Commission say that VW have given a commitment to have all the affected vehicles sorted out, repaired, and everything by autumn 2017. That'd be cars in the EU, for…

Instagram lets you save drafts

Are you a big deal on Instagram? Are you fantastically small-fry but act like you're a major IG player anyway? Well, Instagram have got just the thing for you - you can now save posts as drafts, which means you can load up your account with photos and images, and fire them off when the…

Galaxy Note 7 to return to Europe

Samsung have been having an absolute nightmare over their exploding Galaxy Note 7 devices. Now that they've apologised, and sorted out the issues, they're planning on re-releasing the smartphone through Europe before the year is out. It is looking like November, if you're keen. Reviews of the phone have been pretty good, before they started…

Former Tesco directors plead 'not guilty'

Tesco's accounting fiasco is reaching the business end of things, as three former directors have been accused of acting in the interests of personal gain, and acting dishonestly, as they look at the charges of false accounting and fraud. While the company continues to try and turn things around after the £263 million (plus) scandal…

Yahoo finally confirm 500 million hack

We said that Yahoo! were going to confirm the massive data leak, and now they have finally got around to it. The huge breach saw a hacker making off with (at least) 500 million Yahoo accounts, and Yahoo! worryingly say that the breach was 'on behalf of a foreign government'. It's between three countries, who…

More protection from bank scams, please

There's a financial scam every 15 seconds, and over at Which!!!, they're worried that there's not enough protection for those who fall foul of them. They say that those who have been conned out of money haven't got a legal right to get their money back from their banks, and as such, they've raised a…

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More strikes at Southern

More strikes at Southern

The service on Southern has been laughable for some time now, thanks in part to a number of strikes from disgruntled staff, and of course, the company's complete inability to get things done. And again, Southern Railway workers are going to strike again, piling on the misery for those who depend on the service. There'll…

Yahoo! to confirm data breach

Yahoo are ready to come clean about a data breach they suffered in 2012, that affected around 200 million people. Now, they've not confessed to anything yet, but a source close to the company said that the fall out from this could very well see government investigations taking place, and legal action. They referred to…

E.On pays £3.1m compensation

Energy vendors, E.On, are forking out a whopping £3.1 million in compensation after they routinely missed appointments with customers. They'll be giving £1.9 million to energy charities, and then doling out £1.2 million in compensation to affected customers. E.On have written to the people in question, and said sorry as well as informing them of…

Should you be compensated for Windows 10?

By now, you will have either ignored Microsoft's plea to upgrade to Windows 10, or you'll have the new OS, and may even have the 'Anniversary Update', which is still rolling out. However, it isn't all straightforward - when is anything? The upgrade has bricked a number of people's computers, and there's calls for Microsoft…

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EU roaming charges, scrapped

EU roaming charges, scrapped

Remember when the European Commission said they were getting rid of roaming charges, and then introduced some nonsense 90 day limit? Well, they were yelled at by all and sundry, and went back to have a rethink. Now, they've given in to the pressure, and said that mobile roaming charges are going to be scrapped…

EasyJet pilots ‘overwhelmingly’ to strike

Pilots who work for EasyJet have voted 'overwhelmingly' in favour of a strike, even though the budget airline made a last ditch attempt to try and avoid industrial action. Pilots union BALPA said that the strike ballot closed with 96% of pilots agreeing to strike, which came about after complaints about EasyJet's shift patterns, which…

Santander pulls out of RBS talks

RBS needs to sell a whole load of their Williams & Glyn branches, by the end of next year under European state aid rules. Santander were eyeing over 300 branches up, but have pulled out of talks, leaving RBS in a sticky position once again. RBS is still 73% owned by taxpayers after their £45…

Avoid Morrissey fans on Tinder!

If you're hooking up with someone for a one-night thing, personal interests don't come into it much. Should you be looking for someone who is more long term, then you're going to have to share interests, or face a life sitting silently on the sofa and quietly mouthing "Tea?" and nothing else. Of course, these…

Are fitness trackers useless?

Fitness trackers and apps are very popular right now, as people tell everyone about every stinking run they've done, like we're supposed to care. Endless photos of people sweating on their lycra, and phewing about a quick 2K they've just done. Still, at least they're being helped by their Fitbits, Nike+, and other gadgets they're…

Spike in water company complaints

There's a proposed rejigging of the way water companies work, and about time too, as almost half of the firms that provide us with water saw a rise in complaints in 2015/16. The Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) have said some of the spikes in complaints are 'alarming', and released figures while asking four water…