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Every Post Office closed thanks to glitch

A major glitch has hit every Post Office in the UK, leaving many people unable to pay bills and other tasks. The Post Office tweeted: "We're aware of issues with counter services at some branches. We're working urgently to resolve and apologise for inconvenience or delay." So, if you're considering going to do your business…

Night Tube: information has been leaked!

If you don't live in London, and have no intention of ever visiting London, look away now. That's because we're talking about the Night Tube again. According to a leak it looks like the night time service on the London Underground will be kicking off in August, which is great news for those of you…

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…

Are 'Best Before' labels past their sell by date?

‘Best before’ labels on food were always a strange and nebulous idea. If you ate the food after that date, what would happen? Did it just mean that it wouldn’t be in the prime of life, or that it was covered in green fur and you should ask a pest control expert to get rid…

Hair weaves from corpses are filled with flesh-eating worms

Here's a nice Halloween story for you. Irene Myangoh, a nice young lady working for a law firm in Nairobi, went to a swanky salon to get her hair did. She got herself an expensive weave put in made from human hair and all was well for a few weeks. A fortnight later, she found she…

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Britain lives in filth

Britain lives in filth

Remember Mr Trebus, who lived amongst mountains of poo in carrier bags? Well the rest of the UK are also guilty of being squalid hoarders, according to a survey by market research group ICM. One in five of us has oceans of rubbish we don’t need in our houses, clutter that could fill an entire…

Big cars + small parking spaces = £500m of bumps and scrapes

You know how cars are getting bigger and wider? And the bigger the car, the more likely it’ll be driven by someone with no spatial awareness, possibly playing Fruit Ninja on their phone while Bluetoothing their mum? Well, add that to the charmingly outmoded small spaces in UK car parks, and you’ve got yourself some…

The curse of the killer flip flops

Many things cause car crashes – stupidity, texting, not paying attention, - but it would appear that the worst offender of all is…flip flops. Yes, not only are flip flops are vile, but they've been proved to reduce braking times, and could be responsible for over 1.4 million accidents in the UK alone. In a…

Hemel Hempstead is the ugliest town in Britain

It seems unfair that Hemel Hempstead, home of the first purpose-built multi storey car park in Britain, should be named the UK’s most unattractive town. But in a survey run by the website Crap Towns Returns, it seems that Hemel is even worse than its close rival Luton. 3000 people took part in the survey,…

Survey shows that men are grooming themselves daft

A incredibly important survey has been undertaken, showing that more than nearly half of you men have started grooming. This isn't a reference to Operation Yewtree, but rather, that they've started using facial moisturiser. On top of that, 22% are using cleanser, 16% like facial wipes with 7% using eye gels and 6% using face masks.…

WH Smith is apparently Britain’s worst store

Who would come in last place in a Which! poll of Britain's best stores? I can think of a few. BHS, Primark, those dodgy shops that sell a baffling array of crossbows, bongs and Betty Boop lighters. But no. The UK's worst store - according to Which!- is WH Smith. Meanwhile bath bomb botherers Lush…

Bitterwallet’s How To… appeal parking tickets

Long-term readers might recall our rather excellent guide on dealing with private parking fines, in which we recommended ignoring both the ticket and all subsequent correspondence. Sadly, that’s not really a viable option if you’ve been fined by the council or police. In this guide, we’ll look at how to contest non-private tickets that you…

The Tube complainer who got a fuller response than he hoped for...

If you’re a Londoner, you might be feeling some pain today thanks to the Tube strike. Perhaps you haven’t bothered even trying to get to work, such is your reliance on the capital’s network of underground metal snakes. If that’s the case, you might like to spend part of your day off reading about an…

Bitterwallet checks into the new budget Tune Hotel

It's been enjoying plenty of media coverage in the past couple of days, but what did Bitterwallet make of the Tune Hotel in London? Lazy hacks are comparing it to Ryanair, because if you expect anything beyond the basics, you have to pay ancillary charges. So does staying there feel as cheap as the price…

Newspapers promote no-win-no-fee benefit fraudster

And so to the letters page of yesterday's Evening Telegraph, a local newpaper for Dundee: An organisation called the Benefits Information Service quoting figures concerning allowances and receiving promotion in a local newspaper - that sounds like a government-run scheme, doesn't it? And it's not the first time the Daily Telegraph has published letters from…