The Big Bash has been a smash hit. If the plethora of staff and officials from the England and Wales Cricket Board who have been in and out of Australia at various times during the past three months have learned nothing from it, they have been wasting their time.
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Friday 20 November 2009
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! I have arrived at the local cash-machine to find no one there. And by no one, I don't just mean there's no queue, although there isn't. I mean that there is no one lingering, lurking, sitting, lying, sleeping or otherwise occupying the space between the door of the NatWest bank and the door of the Costcutter store where the machine is sited.
Saturday 14 November 2009
Ellie Simpson, 21, from Oxford, graduated this summer from Queen Mary in London with a First in English and Drama. She is currently living back at home and has a job supervising a bar at her local theatre with the view to pay off her overdraft.
Thursday 05 November 2009
Lancashire chief executive Jim Cumbes is confident Andrew Flintoff will be fit to fulfil his new contract.
Saturday 31 October 2009
Q. I had a bank account with NatWest for six years. In that time, I accidentally went overdrawn a couple of times but by no more than 5. Each time I was charged 28. On the last occasion, I complained and NatWest said it would review matters and contact me afterwards which has not happened. A year and a half ago I relocated to the US. Before moving away, I went 4 overdrawn by mistake. I paid this as soon as I noticed my error. But now I have received several threatening letters stating that I owe NatWest 332.59 in interest and charges. Can I do something against such disproportionate charges? HC, United States.
Wednesday 28 October 2009
When was the last time a British bank offered you some exciting new product? Have a think.
Tuesday 27 October 2009
Sunday 25 October 2009
Sunday 18 October 2009
Wednesday 14 October 2009
A gang of internet fraudsters was facing jail today for using a sophisticated computer virus to steal £600,000 from bank customers.
Wednesday 07 October 2009
Ricky Ponting flew home from England after the Ashes this summer a deeply disappointed man, but the Australia captain believes that time away from the game helped him to lead his side to victory in the Champions Trophy.
Saturday 03 October 2009
There's another new option for savers seeking to maximise returns during this low interest rate environment. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group is launching a Regular Saver Account paying 5 per cent.
Friday 02 October 2009
Nathan Hauritz is expecting Andrew Strauss to come out with a better plan when he faces up to him in today's Champions Trophy semi-final showdown at Centurion.
Monday 28 September 2009
Captain Andrew Strauss showed a more ruthless edge in his on-field behaviour as England earned a Champions Trophy semi-final spot with the best batting display in his memory.
Thursday 24 September 2009
Coach Andy Flower insists England are excited rather than weary as they head into the Champions Trophy tomorrow.
Saturday 12 September 2009
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders