Regulator levies record £28m fine for scheme that encouraged aggressive sales
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Wednesday 11 December 2013
Thursday 07 November 2013
The US pop star will sing a track at zero gravity for a music festival in 2015
Want to be healthier, save the planet and boost the economy? Then work less - cutting working week would improve well-being and boost economy, say experts
Wednesday 18 September 2013
It may be the excuse long-suffering commuters have been waiting for, as new research suggests that working fewer hours each week can be good for your health, protect the environment and even boost the economy.
Saturday 07 September 2013
Hard-up families risk disaster if they drop cover on homes, cars and holidays, says Chiara Cavaglieri
They won't be lovin' it: McDonald's admits 90% of employees are on zero-hours contracts without guaranteed work or a stable income
Tuesday 06 August 2013
Fast-food chain is potentially the largest zero-hours employer in the UK’s private sector
Thursday 25 July 2013
Under-fire contractor and Treasury criticised by MPs for running ‘arbitrary’ scheme
Video: Woman caught on camera telling ‘hitman’ she wanted husband dead as its ‘easier than divorcing him’
Wednesday 10 July 2013
Julia Charlene Merfeld also said she didn’t want to deal with breaking her husband’s heart by separating
Academics at Oxford University pay to be cryogenically preserved so they can be 'brought back to life in the future'
Tuesday 11 June 2013
Some staff are having their heads frozen while others are having whole bodies undergo the procedure
Friday 07 June 2013
Look, I know you don't want to talk about this – I'm not all that comfortable discussing it myself – but if you have financial responsibilities then you really should think about protecting your family.
Pennsylvania mother who reappeared 11 years after being declared dead was answering an outstanding arrest warrant
Monday 06 May 2013
Brenda Heist, from Lititz, Pennsylvania, went missing in 2002 after dropping her children off at school
Monday 15 April 2013
Getting on the wrong side of your regulator is a bad idea. Particularly in financial services
Tuesday 19 March 2013
Outlook Royal London has quietly become a force almost without anyone noticing it. The mutual life insurer has gobbled up the Co-op's life insurance and fund management business, the latest in a series of acquisitions.
Thursday 20 December 2012
Today is a landmark in gender equality – but of a kind that may not be entirely welcome to women. An EU ruling that forces Britain's insurance companies to stop charging men and women different prices is now law. And that means that women drivers – whose safer record behind the wheel than their male counterparts has benefited them for so long – will almost certainly see their premiums rise.
Friday 02 November 2012
Q. Several years ago, I loaded a Norton Security software package onto my laptop. A charge was debited from my credit card annually. Recently, the laptop failed completely. I tried to cancel my payment but Norton's website does not recognise that I have a subscription.
Monday 22 October 2012
The gap in the amount that men and women are saving for retirement has grown to a record high of nearly £30,000 over the average lifetime, the provider Scottish Widows has revealed.
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs
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