News archive from 12 March 2014, page 7

More misery for savers as Sainsbury's, Skipton and Saffron BS chop rates

Savers need to keep a sharp eye on their accounts as rates continue to fall. Last week, Sainsbury's reduced the rate to new savers on its Extra Saver to 0.96 per cent after tax (1.2 per cent before tax). Saffron BS has also cut...

 

A glimmer of hope as Isa deals hit 2% - but you need to tie up your money for two years

Savers' hopes for decent new cash Isa deals have been cruelly dashed, as leading providers put out offers that pay as little as 1 per cent. However, there has been a glimpse of better payouts for those happy to tie up their money for 18...

 

Homebuyers left with a shortfall as share prices soar yet still endowments fall by a third

Payouts on endowment saving plans have plunged by a third in the past five years - even though the stock market has soared by 47 per cent. More than 250,000 with-profits endowments maturing this year will pay out less than if the policies...

 

As funds for social care are drying up, could you afford to pay care home fees? Our guide has all you need...

Around 200,000 elderly people have stopped receiving vital care in their home in the past four years, a new report has found. Council budget cuts have meant funds that allow pensioners to have help to dress, wash and eat - enabling them to remain in...

 

'Why am I paying 1% for a fund manager when I could have achieved a better result with a savings account?'...

Suzanne Revell has always tried to do the right thing with her pension. The 61-year-old knows she'll need every penny of the £55,000 she's managed to build up. So, when a financial expert told her to move her savings out of shares and into cash, she...

 

My employment was transferred but I never received my ex-gratia payment. Can you help me track down my lost...

I was employed by Alitalia (Linee Aeree Italiane), but in May 2005 my employment was transferred to Alitalia Airport (part of Alitalia Group). In February 2006, I received a letter from Alitalia stating I would receive an ex-gratia payment for the...

 

Heathrow boss Colin Matthews continues his campaign for new runaway as number of Chinese and Indian...

Heathrow boss Colin Matthews said Britain was "less well connected than we could be' as he continued his campaign to ensure that the airport gets a new runway. The airport saw a surge in passengers from emerging economies during February, with...

 

Barclaycard transfers 700,000 customers to cashback deal as it scraps five cards - but many are set to lose...

Barclaycard is to transfer 700,000 card customers to a cashback deal paying up to 1 per cent. The company is scrapping five cards. From May, it will give existing customers two cashback cards - an American Express Barclaycard, paying...

 

ASK TONY: I got an £867 bill for someone who shares my name

In 2011 I received 12 debt collection letters from a company called Capquest. It seems that someone with my name, or using my name, bought an item for £30 from mail-order firm J. D. Williams in 2003 and didn't pay for it. I've never lived at...

 

ABC largely meets its professional standards, auditors find

A sample of ABC interviews with Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott during the 2013 federal election campaign received a clean bill of health. Photograph: Tracey Nearmy/AAP Two independent audits of ABC news and current affairs stories and political interviews...

Guardian, 01:47 in Showbiz
 
Outcry at secret deal on King’s remains

Outcry at secret deal on King’s remains

A yorkshire MP has accused the Government and academics of making the decision to re-bury Richard III behind closed doors as he warned a "finders keepers agreement" would set a worrying precedent for future significant historical findings....

 
Families invited to springtime celebration

Families invited to springtime celebration

ORGANISERS of the Great Yorkshire Show have announced a new family-themed event for next month. Pony rides, bread-making and watching chicks hatch will form part of Springtime Live, set to take place on Sunday April 13 at the Great Yorkshire...

 

‘We want winning feeling back and this is our shot,’ says Ireland full-back Kearney

There has been no small amount of grousing about the make-up of the squad former Leinster coach Joe Schmidt has brought within 80 minutes of the Six Nations title. Supporters of Munster in particular have voiced their displeasure about a matchday...

Daily Mail, 02:00 in Sport
 

Craic from the track: Irish eyes are smiling as it’s Ruby Tuesday all over again

When I saw Ruby Walsh shuffle nervously into the weighing room before racing he looked like a man with the weight of a nation’s wallets on his shoulders. He did, of course, for Ireland’s euros were resting on his success or otherwise on the first day...

Daily Mail, 02:00 in Sport
 

Holden's injury nightmare goes on as Bolton midfielder faces more time out but American has something to...

Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden's injury woes have continued with the news he faces more time on the sidelines after a knee operation but the American did have something to smile about - his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal. The 28-year-old...

Daily Mail, 02:00 in Sport
 


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