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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…

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…

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…

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Amazon: Know your rights

Amazon: Know your rights

Have you had any bother when dealing with Amazon.co.uk when buying electrical goods? It seems that its a common complaint and that their customer service can be a bit shoddy. Well, there's a little bit of good news. Basically, thanks to Amazon basing themselves in Luxembourg, they've got to tow the line with the EU,…