Councils across England have been accused of implementing “an unacceptable mass ticketing culture” after the release of figures showing that car parking charges have generated £600m of surplus profit in the past year.
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Friday 13 January 2012
The nu-folk-rock boom has now, it seems, gone global, spreading beyond its Anglo-American bases to Australia, where Boy & Bear's Moonfire has been a runaway success.
Wednesday 11 January 2012
Computer profiling allows LAPD cops to target areas where criminals may operate. Guy Adams reports.
Saturday 24 December 2011
Drivers visiting London's West End could be forced to pay increased charges to park overnight after the local council announced plans to ban parking on stretches of road "equivalent to" nearly 1,200 parking spaces.
Sunday 11 December 2011
Television retail guru Mary Portas plans to bring the community back to the high street this week in the face of another wave of retailers going into administration.
Saturday 12 November 2011
If we hadn't pulled down the garage, I wouldn't have made the shrub border. This is the Law of Unintended Consequences. And it's how most of us go on in our gardens. Things get done in a piecemeal way. The garage was the first thing you saw when you turned into our yard and it blocked out the view beyond. From the beginning we planned to get rid of this breezeblock barrack, so the ground swept uninterrupted from the yard down to the valley below.
Thursday 04 August 2011
Sunday 05 June 2011
Small independent garages looking to raise short-term finance in order to fund expansion are increasingly being turned away from the high-street banks.
Saturday 01 January 2011
Happy new year! I trust that the hangover soon subsides but that any well-meaning resolutions you made last night last a little longer, especially if they are to do with getting your finances in order in 2011. Rest assured that we'll continue to bring you the best investment advice and money-saving tips as normal.
Tuesday 16 November 2010
Something quite alarming is happening to car insurance. Premiums are up 38% on last year, say the Office for National Statistics, a record high.
Saturday 06 November 2010
Q. I booked for car hire through CarTrawler for a six-day car hire in Corsica, for collection at Ajaccio airport and leaving it at Porto Vecchio. My payment included a one-way fee of €90. On arrival I was told I couldn't return it to Porto Vecchio. Instead I had to return it to Figaro airport. I had to pay a €43.50 taxi fare after dropping the car at Figaro. I asked for a refund, but this was refused. I was told that unless I paid in full I would lose my deposit and car. I was told I could make a refund claim when I got home. I've done this, but all I received was a cheque for €40. I had calculated that I was due a refund of €133.50 [£117]. RK, London.
Sunday 17 October 2010
Motorists aged over 50 have seen a huge hike in car insurance costs over the last 12 months, it was revealed today.
Monday 23 August 2010
Garages are routinely failing to find basic faults and charging for bogus work, according to an investigation.
Saturday 21 August 2010
Saturday 21 August 2010
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Four people were banned by the Financial Services Authority yesterday after money collected from customers to pay for insurance premiums was used to fund the start-up of a new business.
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