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This is how to cope with your asthma symptoms as the temperature drops

This is how to cope with your asthma symptoms as the temperature drops

With temperatures dropping, the sun setting earlier and shops selling Halloween and Christmas items, it seems that summer is truly on its way out. One effect of the change in seasons that some may not be prepared for is how it impacts asthma sufferers. Bad news for asthma sufferers While some may see this change […]

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New homeowners could be at risk of a £50,000 fine – here’s why

New homeowners could be at risk of a £50,000 fine – here’s why

Buying a new house can be an exciting time, with furniture to buy and rooms to decorate. But did you know that you could be at risk of a £50,000 fine if you don’t make sure your drainage system is up to scratch? Drain misconnection The majority of properties in the UK are connected to […]

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How one-in-four use money from families to buy their first home

How one-in-four use money from families to buy their first home

Nearly a quarter of people in Britain rely on money from their families to buy their first home. A recent report by KIS Finance has revealed that as people struggle to get on the property ladder, 23.5 per cent of Brits fund their deposits with help from their parents, or other family members. The survey […]

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Popular retailers are selling cheap iPhone chargers that ‘pose a fire risk’ – here’s what to look out for

Popular retailers are selling cheap iPhone chargers that ‘pose a fire risk’ – here’s what to look out for

by Katie Grant Amazon Marketplace and eBay are “rife” with unsafe phone chargers and travel adapters that have the potential to cause electric shocks and start fires, the consumer body Which? has warned. Shoppers may be unwittingly putting themselves and their families at risk of injury, or even death, by purchasing cheap, unbranded chargers that […]

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This is why huge sex-crazed spiders are invading UK homes – and how you can keep them out

This is why huge sex-crazed spiders are invading UK homes – and how you can keep them out

Arachnophobes could be in for a nerve-jangling few weeks, as millions of spiders look to seek refuge in UK homes. The arrival of autumn marks the official start of spider mating season, meaning the eight-legged creatures will be leaving their webs this month in search of a nice dry place to copulate. Spider mating season […]

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This is how many diet drinks you can have per day before it could affect your life expectancy

This is how many diet drinks you can have per day before it could affect your life expectancy

Drinking two diet fizzy drinks per day can reduce your life expectancy by up to a quarter, according to a new study by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The organisation has carried out an extended study of more than 450,000 people over a 16 year period to come to this conclusion. The WHO found that […]

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More than 100 Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito restaurants set to close

More than 100 Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito restaurants set to close

The Restaurant Group, which owns a chain of British restaurants and pubs, is to close at least 88 of its Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito branches after falling to a £79m first-half loss. Although improvements to the menu at both Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito restaurants were made, sales continued to fall, with 88 stores […]

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This is the advice from O2 and EE after the recent African phone call scam

This is the advice from O2 and EE after the recent African phone call scam

O2 and EE mobile customers could face unexpected additional charges to their bill after reports of users being affected by an African phone call scam. A number of users have reported being inundated with calls over the past few days, from numbers which appear to be from Guinea, Guyana and Botswana. Constant calling While users […]

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You could lose nearly £2,000 a year if you don’t renew your childcare vouchers by October deadline

You could lose nearly £2,000 a year if you don’t renew your childcare vouchers by October deadline

Parents could face losing out on almost £2,000 a year if they fail to renew their childcare vouchers by the looming October deadline. The government scheme was scrapped for new joiners from 4 October last year, but around 780,000 parents still make use of the vouchers, according to the Childcare Voucher Providers Association. A month […]

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Millions of people are overpaying on tax – here’s how to make sure your code is right

Millions of people are overpaying on tax – here’s how to make sure your code is right

Many of us simply assume that the information on our payslips are correct and don’t pay much attention to the amount we are being paid, the tax code or the amount of tax being deducted. However, this assumption can leave you out of pocket, with incorrect tax codes leading to people overpaying by the hundreds […]

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