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I fear for the safety of my investments after NS&I blunder

When attempting to sign into the National Savings and Investments website, I received an error message instructing me to speak to my attorney. It...

Not in our holiday Budget: £500 bill for 10 days’ car rental insurance

I paid £110 for 10 days’ car hire with Budget via an airline website. The price included basic insurance, so I paid £20 for...

‘Now I know love is real!’ The people who gave up on romance – then found it in lockdown

When the country first went into lockdown, I – reluctantly – reloaded my dating app. With the world on pause and friends navigating the...

Crocs to change clogs’ ingredients to be bio-based by 2022

Crocs – the previously loathed shoe company that became a fashion success story during the pandemic – are radically changing the clogs’ ingredients and...

Sweet success of Bury St Edmunds’s new chocolatier

Bury St Edmunds announces its arrival with a sign declaring it a jewel in the crown of Suffolk. There are other jewels in Suffolk,...

Boohoo … I’m crying out for a full refund for my Dorothy Perkins order

My sister returned an online order from Dorothy Perkins and received a refund in two random payments totalling £12.42, instead of the £48.90 she...

Take your pick: 10 river, beach and trail cleanups to join this autumn

From microfibres and nurdles to lost Lego, PPE and ghost nets, the UK generates a vast amount of plastic and litter. Research suggests that...

My Alpine trail running adventure holiday in Switzerland

‘Freedom. That’s what you’re chasing in the mountains.” I was hurrying along a slope below Mont Fort in Verbier to keep pace with Emily...

I left a dream job to be closer to my autistic twin

Ten days before our birthday, I drove my 2005 blue Nissan Sentra over the Verrazano Bridge and let the tears roll out. He didn’t...

We own two properties but live in a rented house. Would that affect care funding?

Q We own two properties and have about £250,000 in equity spread across both. We rent out both properties and they are in a...
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All hail the shacket, and 20 years of other great (and not so great) outfits | Jess Cartner-Morley

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