Archive for: August, 2013

Deathbed banker tells town – thanks a million

THE death of a wealthy holiday-maker in 2007 left a Devon seaside resort awash with money – and flowers! Canadian Keith Owen, who died at 69, made his fortune in the financial industry and travelled the world. But he always returned to his favourite place: the coastal town of Sidmouth, to where his mother had […]

0845 numbers cost UK consumers £1.3bn from their mobiles

A new study released by Post Office HomePhone and Broadband, reveals that consumers are spending £1.3billion pounds each year by making calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers from their mobile phones. The study, which was carried out amongst 2,025 mobile phone users (both monthly tariff and pay as you go customers), found that one in […]

Women over-pack by two thirds for a holiday

The average woman only wears a third of what they pack in their holiday suitcase, according to research by department store Debenhams. The average female needs around 57 items in her suitcase for a two-week holiday, yet many women pack nearer to 150 items, ranging from skirts, tops and underwear, to swimwear, high heels and […]

Couriers take a swing at airline charges

New Which? research has revealed that travellers carrying sports equipment could save hundreds of pounds on a return flight to Spain if they use a luggage courier rather than paying an airline to transport their gear. They found it would cost just under £140 to send a 30kg golf bag from London to Malaga and […]

Firefighters’ strike beckons UK

BRITAIN is facing the threat of firefighters striking for the first time in a decade. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) says they have voted by almost four to one in favour of a walk-out in a row over pensions, Union members backed industrial action by 18,277 votes to 5,166 – a majority of 78%. And […]

Students riding to a fortune

TWO American students are in line to make a fortune after designing an incredible yet simple device. And it could eventually wipe out bus and train passes for travellers. They will have to wear the 3D-printed ring, which can be loaded with money and placed on a scanner, allowing them to pass through the turnstile. […]

Kids of five have their own mobiles

STARTLING new figures reveal that nearly one in 10 children has a mobile phone by the age of five. On average, youngsters are bought their first handset at the age of 11, soon after starting secondary school. But nearly 10% of parents admitted they bought their children a phone when they were five. The study […]

Bring me sunshine again!

Accion del Sol news A SAD little dog, whose owner has passed away, was this week brought into the refuge. Please contact Accion if you feel you could bring a little sunshine back to this dog’s life. He’s quite old, but will still have a few happy years to dedicate to a loving owner. If […]

Tough mudders get there

TENERIFE duo Linsey Sloan and Lorraine Mckeon took on the Tough Mudder Challenge at the weekend in Scotland – and finished in one piece! At the time of writing the girls are winging their way back to Tenerife, having survived the 12-mile assault course, and we hope to have an interview for next week’s paper, […]

British Airways helps school leavers soar

As hundreds of thousands of students received their GCSE results, British Airways is offering more opportunities for school leavers than ever before. The airline has recruited almost 200 apprentices in the past year, with similar numbers planned for 2014 and beyond. Since British Airways reintroduced its Heathrow Engineering apprenticeship schemes in 2010, almost 350 apprentices […]

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