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Investment advice podcasts

Podcast one Hear Mike Broomfield from The Pensions Regulator talking to LBC's Ian Dale about investment scams: Podcast two Detective Sergeant Alex Astravi from City of London Police discusses how many people are caught up in investment scams each year.

yesterday, 16:40 in Business
 

Where to celebrate International Margarita Day

If you are anything like us, chances are you don't need to be told when to drink a margarita. Whether it is complementing a warm summer's day in a park or is being sipped in a cosy bar in central London in the dead of winter, this crisp, iconic tipple...

yesterday, 16:19 in Auto
 

How to get your driving licence: costs, exam details and tips

Britain's driving test is among the most difficult in the world, with the pass rate standing at just 47%. We break down what applicants are expected to do to pass, common mistakes to avoid and top tips from the professionals: Step 1: getting a...

yesterday, 15:22 in Auto
 

Brit Awards 2018: Stormzy asks PM ‘where’s Grenfell money?’

South London grime star Stormzy used last night’s Brit Awards to take a swipe at the Prime Minister over the Government’s handling of the Grenfell Tower disaster. After winning two top awards, the rapper closed the ceremony with a freestyle rap,...

yesterday, 14:40 in Politics
 

Mercedes W09 launch: Toto Wolff would ‘take a chainsaw’ to the halo

Mercedes have unveiled their car for the new Formula 1 season, but team principal Toto Wolff is definitely not a fan of the halo device that has been introduced for 2018. The halo cockpit safety system will feature on all F1 cars and is designed to...

yesterday, 13:54 in Sport
 

MPs launch inquiry into bitcoin boom

MPs are launching an inquiry into bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in a bid to evaluate the benefits and risks of the technology.  The Treasury Committee will investigate the impact of digital currencies on banks and consumers, as well as assessing...

yesterday, 13:15 in Business
 

Perry Ogden: Shooting stars

The project came about when Daniel Kearns, the creative director of Kent & Curwen, contacted me on Instagram and asked if I would be interested in collaborating. I was familiar with the brand, so I met with Daniel and he talked about some ideas,...

yesterday, 11:42 in Auto
 

David Shrigley on Sketch

The original concept in the restaurant was that my artworks would be on show for a couple of years, and then they would choose another artist so I hadn’t thought too much about doing another exhibition. But I think my artwork, combined with India...

yesterday, 11:42 in Auto
 

Centrica to cut 4,000 jobs and sell UK nuclear holdings

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, is cutting 4,000 jobs and sellings its nuclear holdings amid plummeting profits and customer numbers. The energy supplier says group profits across operations in the UK, Ireland and North America fell by 17% to...

yesterday, 11:33 in Business
 

Totti: Mohamed Salah is world-class and can get even better

Premier League news and talking points Totti: Salah is one of the world’s best players Roma and Italy legend Francesco Totti believes former team-mate Mohamed Salah is already one of the world’s best footballers - but can get even better. Totti, who...

yesterday, 10:45 in Sport
 

Barcelona, Man Utd and Man City battle for Ajax ace Matthijs de Ligt

He’s described by The Sun as “a wonderkid”, and according to the paper Ajax ace Matthijs de Ligt is being stalked through the streets of Amsterdam by representatives from Barcelona, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and the two Manchester clubs.  The 18-year-old...

yesterday, 08:43 in Sport
 

Video: watch David de Gea’s wonder save against Sevilla

Sevilla 0 Manchester United 0 David de Gea has kept 19 clean sheets for Manchester United this season but perhaps none will turn out to be as financially crucial as the one he maintained against Sevilla last night. De Gea produced a string of fine...

yesterday, 08:32 in Sport
 

Nigerian women bobsled team make history in PyeongChang

Nigerian duo Seun Adigun and Akuoma Omeoga “made history in 52.21 seconds” in PyeongChang yesterday, says NBC. Although the pair finished last in their two-woman bobsleigh heats, losing out on the chance of racing for a medal in this afternoon’s...

yesterday, 01:26 in Politics
 

‘America’s pastor’ Billy Graham dies aged 99

Billy Graham, one of the world's most famous Christian evangelists, has died at the age of 99. Known as “America’s pastor”, Graham was a “key figure in the revival of the US evangelical Christian movement”, says ABC News. Several presidents, including...

Wednesday, 16:51 in Showbiz
 
Green Hell: the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS breaks cover

Green Hell: the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS breaks cover

The Porsche 911 is not only among the most iconic sports cars ever made, it’s also one of the most versatile. There aren’t many carmakers that can spawn a grand tourer, a convertible and a track-honed weapon from the same two-door platform, as Porsche...

Wednesday, 16:14 in Auto
 


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