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One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

A new survey has revealed that 93 per cent of us believe the UK has an issue with arrears, with a quarter of Brits agreeing that debt is now just a part of everyday life.

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Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits are no longer using a PEN- with a third admitting they barely write anymore, according to new research.

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Female officer quits Thames Valley Police to become stripper and earns more

Female officer quits Thames Valley Police to become stripper and earns more

A female officer has left Thames Valley Police after 12 years on the front line for a better paid job ... as a lap dancer.

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D.I...WHY? New research hammers home the true cost of DIY

D.I...WHY? New research hammers home the true cost of DIY

Half of us (48%) confess to believing we are good or very good at DIY despite a third (33%) having admitted that they have suffered a DIY disaster.

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How do you think we should tackle the obesity crisis? Picture: Pixabay.

Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Pet owners stump up almost £3,500 in the first year of owning their animal, a survey has found.

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Kids expected to eat 17,000 calories worth of chocolate this Easter bank holiday

Kids expected to eat 17,000 calories worth of chocolate this Easter bank holiday

The average child will receive a whopping 17,700 calories worth of chocolate this Easter.

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The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The average UK homeowner moves out of their parent’s at 21, lives in seven houses and spends £26,295 on redecorating over their lifetime, according to new research.

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Brits hoarding £30 billion worth of frivolous purchases

Brits hoarding £30 billion worth of frivolous purchases

Brits are hoarding a staggering £30 BILLION worth of useless purchases - many which remain unused, according to new research.

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Reporter Thomas Bamford visits the Bucks Goat Centre PNL-170704-160931009

Goatally amazing! Reporter Thomas helps out at The Bucks Goat Centre

This week I got my hands dirty at Bucks Goat Centre, to see what it takes to keep the animals happy and healthy at the popular tourist destination.

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Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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Brits need a break just 29 days after getting home

Brits need a break just 29 days after getting home

The average Brit feels like they need a holiday just 29 days after returning from their last one, a study has found.

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Holidaymaking Brits spend £144M replacing forgotten items

Holidaymaking Brits spend £144M replacing forgotten items

British sun-seekers spend a staggering £144 million each year replacing their items they have forgotten to pack for their holidays.

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Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research.

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Average commuter spends £48K in their career - just to get to work

Average commuter spends £48K in their career - just to get to work

The average British commuter will spend over £48,000 across their working lifetime - just to get to the office.

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Home security low on house move priorities

Home security low on house move priorities

More than one in ten people regularly go out without locking windows and doors.

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Preparations are in full swing for local elections on Thursday 4 May

£25,000 to reprint Aylesbury Vale’s council tax bills after error

Aylesbury Vale District Council were forced to shell out nearly £25,000 to resend council tax bills after an error. The council had to pay £24,215.96 to resend the letters to homes across the Vale, after they originally went out with a numerical error in the precept calculation. However, the error did not affect the final tax bill calculation, and the amount that householders have to pay is the same in both letters.

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Six ways to lower your fuel consumption

Six ways to lower your fuel consumption

With the cost of fuel an ever-present concern for the UK’s motorists, making even the smallest savings can boost the household budget.

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Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

The average age when Britons living in rented accommodation think they’ll be able to afford their own house is 33.

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