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Sadly no reports of a Routemaster singing Wonderwall

'Only one in five would return lost wallet'

Only one in five people who found a wallet would hand it in or try to track down its owner, research indicated today.

Government website to take on credit-card companies

Credit-card users will be able to see if they are being ripped off at the click of a button using a government website set up to take on the banks.

Nationwide drops free use of debit cards overseas

Nationwide is to increase the cost to customers of using their debit cards abroad.

Refunds for delayed Tube journeys at the click of a mouse

Londoners now have a helping hand if they want to claim back cash for delayed Tube journeys with the launch of free-to-use service, Mytubewaslate.com.

Don't relax when it comes to your holiday money

Watch for large transaction fees, high commission charges and poor exchange rates, says Chiara Cavaglieri

Retailers urge ministers to stop 'excessive' card charges

Retailers have called on the Government to keep to its word on cracking down on "irresponsible banking" by cutting the excessive charges imposed for processing plastic card transactions.

Money Insider: How to keep your holiday spending under control

With the peak holiday season approaching, it is time for a recap on the dos and don'ts when it comes to using your plastic abroad.

Ditch the car and pick up an Oyster

Cornwall is getting its own travel card. Mark Piesing tries it out

Questions Of Cash: 'I lost money after easyJet made flight mistake'

Q. I have serious difficulties with The Co-operative Bank. I have power of attorney on behalf of my husband for whom I opened a bank account in 2007. I have had to supply the power of attorney documents three times to The Co-operative Bank. I am still awaiting a debit card for this account.

Cash is no longer king, says study

Figures reveal debit card transactions are the most popular form of spending

Paris-style 'Boris bikes' arrive in July

London's promised "revolution in cycling", based on the Paris velib bike-hire network, will begin on 30 July, Boris Johnson will announce today.

Chancellor announces 'bank accounts for all' plan

The Government today announced plans to guarantee everyone access to a basic bank account.

Fraud costs online banking £60m as scams soar by 14 per cent

Fraud on debit and credit cards may have fallen by more than a quarter last year, the first decrease since 2006, but online scams are on the up, according to the latest card and banking fraud figures.

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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
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For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
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Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

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Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album