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Austin Reed to close all shops

Austin Reed is going to close all 120 of its stores by the end of June, with around 1,000 members of staff losing their jobs. Sadly, the administrators said that there's been no viable offers for the troubled clothes-retailer. Peter Saville, joint administrator at AlixPartners, said: "We have explored all options to sell the business…

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…

People in their 40s are the most skint

People in their 40s – browbeaten by kids and constant trips to Asda to buy trampolines and large amounts of breakfast cereal – are most likely to feel the financial squeeze. So says Halifax’s Money Attitudes survey, which found that people struggling along with young families and an increasingly dim sense of their place in…

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…

WHICH! are the best vacuum cleaners?

You don’t have to pay loads of money to pick up your fluff and crumbs – Which! has found (as they’re increasingly doing these days) that a cheaper vacuum cleaner can be as good as an expensive one. 11 cheaper models hoovered up praise in their survey, whereas the most pricey one – a Miele…

24 hour tube – but no ticket offices

The London Underground is famous for being well, a bit wonky. And in that particularly quaint British way, it shuts early, leaving you stranded in the middle of town and at the mercy of a minicab that costs £30 no matter where you want to go. But all that is going to change - plans…

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…

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Beware of bulk buy rip-offs

Beware of bulk buy rip-offs

Shoppers: put down that planet-sized packet of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and step away. According to the latest Which! survey, it’s actually cheaper to buy smaller packs at supermarkets – where bulk buying can cost more. Which! found that large pack sizes didn’t necessarily add up to savings. Often this was due to…

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.…