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Are you one of the countless flight delay victims missing out on compensation?23m Are you one of the countless flight delay victims missing out on compensation?
Daily Mail
Under tough European legislation – regulation EU261 – airlines must pay passengers compensation of up to €600 (£530) each following a prolonged delay or when a flight is cancelled at short notice.
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Patisserie Valerie seeks bank lifeline43m Patisserie Valerie seeks bank lifeline
BBC
It comes after the firm said an accounting probe found thousands of false entries in its ledgers.
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2h Davos 2019: What to watch for at the World Economic Forum
The Guardian
As many world leaders stay away, will any progress be made at ‘family reunion for the people who broke the world’? Political and economic problems loom heavily over the global elite as they gather at Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF). But is there any political will to fix them?
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2h Lenders cut mortgage rates to give a kick-start to 2019
The Guardian
As Brexit takes its toll on the property market, there is some good news for borrowers First-time buyers and homeowners remortgaging their properties have been given some good news at the start of the year as a number of lenders have cut their rates in an increasingly competitive market. Last week HSBC dropped rates on 31 different mortgages while the market-leading product for a 10-year fixed-rate loan also went down.
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2h How shops sign away the self-worth of disabled people
The Guardian
When a ‘chip and signature’ payment card is refused, the impact on a shopper’s dignity is hugeMy mother was gleeful. We had identified a pair of designer trainers coveted by her grandson and she had resolved to buy them for his Christmas present. She braved the Saturday scrum in Footasylum, queued on painful legs for the till and wrestled the shoebox into her shopping bag. It was then she was told that her custom was not allowed. Like many people with disabilities, my mother uses a “chip and signature” debit card because she is unable to manage a pin. The cards, issued by Visa and Mastercard, operate in the same way as chip and pin, except that when they are inserted into a card reader, a message informs the trader that a signature is required.
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2h British bookies go from favourites to American outsiders
The Guardian
No sooner has one law changed in gambling companies’ favour than another turns against them. Now all bets are off againWhat starts in the US, the cliche goes, inevitably ends up in the UK (burger restaurants, assaulting fellow shoppers on Black Friday and syphilis are favourite examples). But the Americans are not always so keen to embrace our exports. There are, of course, examples of Brits and our brands smashing it in the US: the broadcaster Alistair Cooke, the Beatles and (so the company’s advertising slogan told us) the industrial conglomerate Hanson, which liked to brag how it was “a company from over here that’s doing rather well over there”. But those occasional triumphs are offset with a long list of wonderful-sounding sales pitches that never quite seemed to deliver much – apart from swingeing losses.
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3h You don’t need to be a computer scientist to work out why iPhone sales are down | John Naughton
The Guardian
The slowdown at Apple should surprise no one given that most adults on the planet already have a smartphone It must be tough being Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple. Well, perhaps we shouldn’t be too sympathetic: in 2018
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3h One thing to be grateful to Brexit for: Britons are buying less on credit
The Guardian
Consumer borrowing is falling, which is no bad thing. But it’s uncertainty, not regulation, that’s acting as the brakeA sharp decline in household spending on the never-never, and especially spending on credit cards, is a trend that must surely be welcomed. The Bank of England
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Would you trust an energy firm run from a dingy, graffiti-scarred site – fronted by a musician? 11h Updated Would you trust an energy firm run from a dingy, graffiti-scarred site – fronted by a musician? 
Daily Mail
We pay an unscheduled visit to some of the smaller suppliers to see with whether they look either fit for purpose - or just tin-pot operations.
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MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Rock solid... mining expert can unearth rich seam of profits11h Updated MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Rock solid... mining expert can unearth rich seam of profits
Daily Mail
Glasgow's Weir has maintained a talent for making highly-engineered, mission-critical products - and could be a wise investment...
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Revealed: How to guard your wealth from Comrade Corbyn!11h Updated Revealed: How to guard your wealth from Comrade Corbyn!
Daily Mail
If, God forbid, Jeremy Corbyn does indeed stride into number 10 Downing Street, readers should brace themselves for a massive assault on their fortunes.
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How to bag yourself a nest egg with a savings superstore11h How to bag yourself a nest egg with a savings superstore
Daily Mail
Hargreaves Lansdown, Flagstone, Octopus and Raisin currently dominate the cash savings platform market - and, here, we rate them.
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Topshop group bids to slash costs as 200 shop leases expire 12h Topshop group bids to slash costs as 200 shop leases expire 
Daily Mail
The leases held by the billionaire’s Arcadia Group, many of which were signed decades ago in the 1990s, are understood to be up for renewal by the end of next year.
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Regulator prepares to hike price cap on energy by £125 – wiping out savings12h Regulator prepares to hike price cap on energy by £125 – wiping out savings
Daily Mail
Ofgem is preparing to announce an 11 per cent increase to the cap on February 7, with the higher costs due to hit household bills from April.this month.
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How dare MPs say we didn’t know what we were doing! Brexit donor Peter Hargreaves lets rip12h How dare MPs say we didn’t know what we were doing! Brexit donor Peter Hargreaves lets rip
Daily Mail
Hargreaves donated £3.2 million of his fortune to Leave.EU, a Brexit campaign group, in the run-up to the 2016 referendum.
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Boss paid 1,000 times more than his workers12h Boss paid 1,000 times more than his workers
Daily Mail
In the worst case, Melrose boss Simon Peckham took home £42.8 million in 2017 – 1,017 times more than the £42,000 average wage for workers at the firm.
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17h Updated Is it cheaper to join a car club or own a vehicle in London?
Daily Mail
A comparison of running costs for a privately-owned vehicle in London and membership to a car club reveals the approximate annual mileage when the latter becomes cost effective.
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17h A burst of good news can’t hide the economic hazards ahead in 2019
The Guardian
Doomsayers warn of a slump as early as next year – and it might be too late to prove them wrongAlmost as soon as the world’s most eminent economic doomsayers began to
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Australia is the number one destination for retired British expats17h Updated Australia is the number one destination for retired British expats
Daily Mail
Though southern European countries have traditionally been expat hot spots, the latest figures show Australia and the USA are currently more popular retirement destinations.
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How you can now beat inflation with a one-year fixed savings account18h Updated How you can now beat inflation with a one-year fixed savings account
Daily Mail
Savers can now find a one year bond that beats inflation thanks to a new polished rate from Gatehouse Bank of 2.15%. Deposit enough and you could earn a bumper 2.34%.
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18h All stations to regeneration? Work on HS2 begins in earnest
The Guardian
At Euston, the controversial rail route’s southern terminus, the diggers are at work. Can the project deliver what it promises?The wealthy inhabitants of 18th-century Piccadilly dug deep when choosing a resting place in the new, overflow St James burial ground in Camden: the less likely to be disturbed by later arrivals to London’s packed cemeteries. But even a stone casket eight metres down only buys you so much peace when a £56bn train line comes knocking. The first big dig on
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Major IT glitch hits bank customers more than once a WEEK22h Updated Major IT glitch hits bank customers more than once a WEEK
Daily Mail
Leading banks are suffering at least one major security or IT glitch every week which stops customers making payments.
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RAY MASSEY: Toyota flexes its muscle with a souped-up new Supra to take on Porsche23h Updated RAY MASSEY: Toyota flexes its muscle with a souped-up new Supra to take on Porsche
Daily Mail
Toyota's new fifth-generation two-seater muscle car coupe stole the headlines when the wraps finally came off — marking a return of the Supra name after 17 years.
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Edinburgh pays top share of property tax23h Edinburgh pays top share of property tax
BBC
One third of revenue from the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax is raised in the capital.
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PUNT OF THE WEEK: Posh fizzy drink firm Fever-Tree could still be bubbling after a sparkling run24h PUNT OF THE WEEK: Posh fizzy drink firm Fever-Tree could still be bubbling after a sparkling run
Daily Mail
Fever-Tree floated just over four years ago, and anyone who invested £100 at that point would now have a holding worth around £1,570. It reports its full-year results next Thursday.
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Thanks to technological advances, glass buildings are breaking new ground24h Thanks to technological advances, glass buildings are breaking new ground
Daily Mail
Glass has long been a fashionable choice among home improvers, housebuilders and architects. And now, thanks to technological advances, it's breaking new ground.
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24h RAC accused of hiding 37% rise in cost of breakdown cover
The Guardian
Policy renewal letter did not mention annual premium increase, says one customer, despite it being mandatory
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Over four million UK homes are unaware of when their fixed energy tariff expires24h Over four million UK homes are unaware of when their fixed energy tariff expires
Daily Mail
One in ten homeowners also don't know whether they are on a Fixed or Standard Variable Tariff, a study by comparison website, Compare the Market, discovered.
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25h State pensions: how you can top up to beat the April price rise
The Guardian
Paying £600 in contributions could lead to a boost of about £4,000 over your retirement
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26h Viagogo releases data showing huge scale of ticket touting
The Guardian
Website publishes details of small firms and sole traders who are vastly inflating prices The scale of ticket touts’ grip on access to live music and sports has been revealed, after the Viagogo website published details of its most prolific sellers, under the terms of a
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26h Lightbulb moment: ‘I pay just £14 a year – and you can too’
The Guardian
A retired engineer has slashed his lighting bill by using LED bulbs – why isn’t everyone doing it? There is an electrical puzzle that retired engineer Rodney Birks just can’t solve. After a lifetime spent designing instruments for cars, Birks, 72, can’t quite work out why the government and millions of households are ignoring the single, simple way we can all cut the electricity bill for lighting our homes by 90%. It will shave nearly £2bn off the energy bills for Britain’s 25m homes. It requires just a small investment, that will be repaid within three to four months – and give you a payback lasting more than 20 years. It will stop as much as 8m tonnes of CO2 entering the atmosphere and the energy saved at peak time equates to the output of three power stations the size of Hinkley Point C.
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26h Top up your state pension now to beat April price increase
The Guardian
Paying £600 in contributions could lead to a boost of about £4,000 over your retirement
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27h Could renting without huge deposits become the norm?
The Guardian
Tenants are being offered schemes that do away with the need for large amounts upfront
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27h RAC accused of hiding 37% rise in breakdown cover
The Guardian
Policy renewal letter did not mention annual premium increase, says one customer, despite it being mandatory
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27h Should I volunteer to be a company pension trustee?
The Guardian
My colleagues are encouraging me, but I’m worried it will mean loads of pointless work
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18 Jan 8:48pm £18 flights to Europe! Ryanair cuts fares to the bone as it fights price war
Daily Mail
Return trips from London to other continental cities were yesterday being sold for as little as £18 by Ryanair with boss Michael O'Leary admitting that the price war is having a huge impact on profits.
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18 Jan 7:17pm Global rich get richer while bottom half of world's population get poorer, says new Oxfam report
The Independent
The charity makes the estimate today in its annual attempt to shine of a spotlight on planetary wealth inequality
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