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More Council Tax

ind1.jpg THAT mess of rubbish strewn on the ground after the bin-men have been, those street-lights than haven’t worked for years, the graffiti on the wall outside that has never been cleaned up (although maybe the latter is a Banksy creation)…

Posted: 27th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barclay’s Diamond Geezer

ccprof06.jpg AS large swathes on the British population continue to challenge their banks over illegal bank charges, let’s spare a thought for the appropriately monikered Barclays president Bob Diamond.

The Independent tells us that the 55 year-old could earn a potential

Posted: 27th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


We Shall Not be Moved By Estate Agents

estate-agents.jpg MOVING house is considered to be one of the most stressful things one can do, along with filling in your tax returns and watching Steve McClaren’s England play.

However, according to the Telegraph , the average homebuyer now has the

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


eBay & The Web Of Deceit

untitled.JPG NOT content with being skinned alive by outrageous bank charges, the innocent consumer has now also been taking to the cleaners by that purveyor of all known evils the internet.

According to a survey by Get Safe Online in

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Old Folks’ Homes – The 127-Year Mortgage

theladykillerspic.jpg BACK to the property game for a tale of either admirable trust or bad business practise, depending on your point of view.

A 102-year-old pensioner from East Sussex has been given a £200,000 mortgage to be repaid over 25 years,

Posted: 26th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal Takeover Mystery

arsenal.jpg AS Arsenal buy yet another teenage prodigy in Arsene Wenger’s quest to field the first-ever pre-pubescent Premiership team, Arsenal fans’ interest has turned to boardroom shenanigans.

As the last of the big four Premiership clubs to remain in English hands,

Posted: 23rd, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Osbourne’s Tuppence Worth

george-osborne.jpg AS the dust settles on Gordon Brown’s less-than-exciting two penny budget , people wanting to claim for the government’s tax credits scheme will have to wade through a voluminous 60 page booklet before filling in a fiddly 12 page form,

Posted: 23rd, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Don’t Bank On It – RBS Staff Brought To Account

rbs.jpg WHAT with underhanded bank charges and a colourful history of dodgy dealing, one could be forgiven in thinking that the banking establishment had all the morals of a money-grabbing ethically bankrupt dog. (Albeit one who could deal with the intricacies

Posted: 23rd, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown – Because He’s Worth It

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GORDON Brown has stopped.

THE Royal Mint has moved quickly to ensure that there will be enough two pence pieces in circulation in time for the drop in income tax announced by Chancellor Gordon Brown in the Budget.

Said

You

Posted: 22nd, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Flare Is Flare

bcr.jpg WITH the Beebs’ hit cop drama ‘Life On Mars’ giving us a weekly retro-hit of the Seventies, some of the era’s most memorable icons are shaping up for a court-room drama all of their own.

According to the Mirror ,

Posted: 22nd, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Homes Under The Hammer

cliff_198x.jpg WHILE most of the nation will be unenthusiastically pondering the few quid they are likely to have gained from the Budget, those living in the Surrey stockbroker belt are enjoying the booming sound of wrecking ball on concrete, writes the

Posted: 22nd, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gulping Gordon Brown’s Budget – Drugs Dealers Delighted

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GULPING Gordon Brown’s last minute Budget proclamation that the Stalinist/Socialist/Thatcherite (delete where applicable) would cut income tax by a whole 2p is greeted with unbridled hysteria and near-orgasmic ecstasy by the Mirror.

“Gordon Brown yesterday paved the way for his

Posted: 22nd, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


FSA Grab City Boys, Conrad Black, Property & Premiership Pay

conrad-black.jpg Greed Is Good

A hot-shot City analyst was fined by the FSA after being found guilty of improper conduct, writes the Independent. Citigroup analyst Roberto Casoni will have to cough up £52,000, around the price of one of his handmade

Posted: 21st, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Money Blog

train.jpg Barclays Go Dutch

WHILE Barclays Bank continue to deal with the now national movement to reclaim illegal overdraft charges, the giant is currently cosying up to Dutch rival ABN Amro, according to the BBC, with a merger worth an estimated

Posted: 20th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Victoria Beckham & Mary-Kate’s $45,000 Urban Satchel

urban-satchel.jpg VICTORIA Beckham’s getting one. Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are hawking them. And it’s so much better than the $45,000 Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bag that is already sold out.

As 14 writes, much discussion has erupted over the recent

Posted: 19th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Money Blog

posh1.jpg More Hidden Bank Charges

FOLLOWING the recent controversy over the hugely-inflated overdraft fees charged by banks, it now appears that withdrawing cash with your credit card could also be costing you more than you think, says the BBC. According to

Posted: 19th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Red Nose Appeal

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IT is Comic Relief day today. Whoopee indeed.

Actually, it is whoopee this year for there’s a book out in support of it.

Shaggy Blog Stories.

Cobbled together Tightly edited over the past seven days by Mike Atkinson, it’s a

Posted: 17th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump’s Inner Rosie O’Donnell

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DONALD Trump, he of the tidal wave hair-do, has been talking of late.

And 14 wonders if Donald Trump is suffering from depression?

According to his own Trumpian logic, the American tycoon publically admits his depression during an interview on

Posted: 16th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stardust In Their Eyes

NEWS to gladden the hearts of they who seek to new do down Manchester’s new super casino before it’s opened a video of the Las Vegas Stardust Hotel-Casino being crushed to so much, well,

You have already read 1

Posted: 14th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rouble At (Heather) Mills – Roman Abramovich’s Divorce

abramovich.jpg WITH Heather Mills’ divorce turning out to be something less than advertised (what happened to the £200million she was getting?), the paper spots Roman Abramovich.

So much for Paul McCartney and his make-do £1billion. This is Abramovich, the man who

Posted: 14th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Does ITV Add Up?

MUCH has been made of the ITV quiz show scandal.

And in the interests of fairness, we now reproduce a quiz question that featured on the broadcaster’s Make Your Play station.

Question as delivered to late-night telly watchers (insomniacs,

Posted: 13th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


You’re Never Alone With A Casino

poker-dogs.jpg YOU’RE never alone with a casino. So says the advert.

From September, casinos, betting shops and internet gaming sites in the UK will be able to advertise on radio and TV. Gambling advertising has been limited to billboards and print.

Posted: 13th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Olsen Twins Beat Harry Potter

olsens.jpg HARRY Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe earned £6.6million in 2006.

According to Forbes magazine, devastatingly handsome and not-at-all-nerdy-and-weedy Daniel is the second-best paid young actor on the planet.

Radcliffe was beaten to the No. 1 spot by Mary–Kate Olsen and her

Posted: 9th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (12) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


James Bond, Star Wars & Batman For Sale

james-bond-star-wars-batman-for-sale.jpg A 400-strong collection of costumes created and supplied by Angels The Costumiers, London, has sold at auction at Bonhams in Knightsbridge.

More than 400 costumes were available to collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Ownership of Obi Wan Kenobi’s cloak was battled

Posted: 9th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sophie Anderton Walks

sophieanderton-walks.jpg High maintenance mo-del Sophie Anderton was all set to embark on a two-week trek across the Arctic.

Sophie would walk 140 miles in temperatures of minus 40 degrees.

Her efforts would raise money for the Mitchempt Trust, which sends vulnerable

Posted: 27th, February 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0