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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…

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…

First Great Western strike - which trains are affected?

Last-minute talks to avert a 48-hour rail strike on First Great Western services have failed, according to the RMT union. That means, services between London, the west of England and Wales will be affected, as of teatime last night. Below, you can see a map of all the lines which fall under this area. Click…

Product Recall: Safety issue with B&Q shower screens

There's a safety notice issued by B&Q over their shower screens. B&Q say: "Despite rigorous quality control procedures it has been brought to B&Q's attention that in some installations, hairline fractures have appeared in the plastic hinge brackets. This could potentially release the screen from the mounting bracket resulting in personal injury." Basically, you don't…

You can recycle your Sky box for money!

You may not know it, but you can recycle your Sky equipment and be rewarded for it. Of course, if your Sky box is filled with dead birds and covered in old gravy, they're not likely to take it. However, if not, it is definitely worth checking out if you can! Over at Sky's dedicated…

Royal Mail face more regulation and stamp prices could be controlled

It looks like Royal Mail are going to be controlled even more, which will thrill them, no doubt. It seems that they're going to have to accept further controls on stamp prices, thanks to an inquiry which has been announced by Ofcom. The watchdog are going to do a thorough review of how they regulate the…

Halfords Autocentre fined £47,000 after uncover investigation

An undercover operation found that a Halfords Autocentre failed to fix 11 out of 20 defects that had been deliberately left by Trading Standards. The watchdog sent an illegal Vauxhall Astra with broken and missing light bulbs, irregular tyre pressures, oil leaks and faulty windscreen wipers to the centre in Filton, Bristol. The car was…

Creepy Nando's - now sliding into your DMs

Some people go to Nando's to eat, plain and simple. Other people - who are clearly the kind of people who need to be rounded up and flogged - go for a 'cheeky' Nando's. Well, the latter type of customer seems to be rubbing off on the staff, who decided to get all lusty after…

How to... make an appeal against Bedroom Tax

Bedroom Tax has been a hot topic of late, with many social renters struggling to cope with the charge. There might be a chink of light in all the gloom though, as a tribunal in Middlesbrough has decided a child of parents who are living apart is entitled to have their own bedroom in each of their…

More and more people refusing to pay for TV licence

While the BBC clearly has more output than the average broadcaster, that doesn't mean everyone has to like it. Now, over 1,000 homes per day are getting rid of their TVs and not paying for their licence fee by watching shows on catch-up or on other subscription services. According to figures, over half a million…

Does your cup of tea stink? You're not alone

There’s been some concern across the UK, that something bad is going on with our cups of tea. Of course, having a brew is the very thing that stops us all from going postal or rioting constantly. A cuppa is the very glue that bonds society together. With that, it is important that we get…

WH Smith's bizarre concept on drinking their booze

You'll know that retailers have to impose all manner of rules on customers that are buying booze. They advise you drink responsibly and ask you not to drink them on the premises and all that jazz. However, at WH Smith, they have drinking rules that are, to say the least, conceptual. As you can see…

eBay crack down on Ultraviolet codes

If you've bought a film in a physical format lately, you may have got an Ultraviolet code with it. If you don't know what that is, it basically allows users to watch your movie on any device away from your DVD/Blu Ray player. Ultraviolet - which is owned by Sony, Universal, Paramount, Warner Brothers and…