It’s been reported that the government wants supermarkets and food makers to put more effort into promoting healthier products. Wouldn’t it be nice if multibuy promotions weren’t just for pizzas, pies and pop?
It’s Fairtrade Fortnight, but with the cost of food increasing and budgets reaching breaking point, can you afford to put ethical food at the top of your shopping list?
Last year, I bought tickets for a boat trip to the Olympic Park. But before the trip happened, the company went into administration. I tried to use ‘chargeback’ to get a refund, but what does it actually mean?
I have a confession: I like bottled water. I’m partial to a bottle of the fizzy stuff, but I’m also keen on a chilled bottle of still. But am I the only one who still occasionally buys my water in a bottle?
That’s Christmas done and dusted for another year. Well, until the credit card bill lands on the doormat (or inbox). Our new research found half the nation paid for Christmas on credit.
Food, glorious food! Lab-grown bacon and mustard. While we’re in the mood, ants, algae and custard. It may sound unappetising but, if Dickens wrote Oliver in 20 years time, how far off the mark could this be?
If like me and Dolly, you work nine to five to make a livin’, how easy is it for you to get an appointment with your GP out of work hours? And I don’t mean emergency appointments, but routine visits like medication reviews.
While not ‘de-lighted’, I’m certainly not mourning the passing of the incandescent light bulb. I think energy efficiency is a good thing and have had no problems with low-energy bulbs. That’s until I moved house…
Can Disney help tackle childhood obesity? In the US they think it can. In a recent announcement, the company has said it will ban junk food ads on their TV, radio and online programmes.
The Private Members’ Bill ballot opens today. It’s this process that prompted the ban on under-18s using sunbeds and allowed marriages to take place in registered locations. What will be pulled out this year?
Odd socks – where do they come from? But more importantly: what’s the best way of getting rid of them without the guilt of sending them to landfill? Marks & Spencer says it’s come up with the solution…
The holiday is over. First-time buyers are no longer exempt from stamp duty on properties valued between £125,000 and £250,000. Will the extra cost of stamp duty stop you from buying your first house?
When I recently wrote about re-issued prescription drugs, I was surprised to hear that many of my friends and family thought they should be free. But what about your original prescription – should it be free too?
Apparently over half of people would be happy to re-use prescription medicines returned by other patients, as long as they were safe. Is this the way to cut the amount of wasted NHS medication?