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Children will be in the money if they do well in their exams

Parents offer rewards as incentive for good exam results

More than four in five parents with children taking exams this year are offering rewards to their offspring such as cash, holidays and gadgets, a survey has found.

Competition for access to major events has seen ticket fraud jump 55 per cent in a year

Top tips for festival-goers to avoid ticket scams

Summer is on its way and that means one thing to music lovers: festival time.

iTunes scam warning

Fraudsters tricking public out of thousands in iTunes scam

Members of the public have been conned out of thousands of pounds by fraudsters posing as government officials.

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Lifting beams for two new bridges over the M1 as part of the A5-M1 Link scheme

VIDEO: Timelapse footage shows work to create giant new M1 bridges

A timelapse video showing huge steel beams being lifted into place over the M1 has been released by Highways England.

Smashburger is opening its first UK store in Milton Keynes

UK’s first Smashburger outlet to open in nearby Milton Keynes next week

US burger chain Smashburger will make its long-awaited UK debut next week when it opens in nearby Milton Keynes.

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Live near McDonalds? Your house price could be de-valued by 24%

New research has looked at just how much brands in your locality affect your house valuation with some interesting results.

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Wetherspoon pubs are set to serve takeaway coffee and tea

Wetherspoon to sell takeaway tea and coffee

Leading pub chain Wetherspoon is expanding the beverage side of its business by selling takeaway teas and coffees.

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What will your house be worth by 2030?

How much will your Oxfordshire house be worth in 2030

New research into the future of the UK property market has mapped out what the average house price will be in Oxfordshire by 2030.

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Costco recalls burgers over food poisoning fears

Popular wholesale chain Costco, which has stores in nearby Milton Keynes and Watford, has extended a recent product recall after it emerged more products may be contaminated with potentially dangerous bacteria.

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Discount supermarket named ‘cheapest’ - by £10

Aldi has been crowned cheapest supermarket in the UK.

Lidl recall

Lidl recalls three products over potentially deadly allergy fears

Lidl has recalled three of its products after failing to list potentially deadly allergens on the packaging.

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Cat food recalled. Photo: Shutterstock

Cat food which causes serious health problems recalled by food watchdog

Cat food that can cause pets to suffer from diarrhoea and vomiting have been recalled this week.

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Payday loan ads banned

Payday loan ads join drugs and guns on Google banned list

Google is to ban all advertisements for payday loans and related products on its websites around the world, citing the potential financial harm they pose to consumers.

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Warning over online banking fraud attacks

Almost half of computer ‘infections’ are caused by banking malware, a study has found.

Lidl recall

Lidl recalls potato wedges over allergy concerns

Budget supermarket Lidl has been forced to recall bags of potato wedges after a labelling error failed to mention a potential allergy risk.

Mills & Boon publishes colouring-in book

Mills & Boon publishes colouring-in book

Romantic fiction publisher Mills & Boon is to launch its first ever colouring book.

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Old food

One million people have decade-old food in their freezers

More than one million Britons have food in their freezer that is more than a decade old, according to research suggesting the country has a habit of bunging stuff into the deep freeze and forgetting all about it.

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BHS went into administration last month, putting 11,000 jobs at risk. Credit SWNS

BHS shoppers left short-changed by voucher policy

Thousands of shoppers are set to lose out after BHS will no longer exchange goods to the full value of vouchers purchased before the company went into administration.

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Product warning

Discount stores recall cooking sauces over allergy fears

A number of UK discount stores are recalling packets of cooking sauces over fears they may have been mislabelled and could pose a risk to people with a variety of different allergies.

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‘Bank of mum and dad’ lends £5billion a year to help children buy homes

Children in the UK will borrow a total of £5billion from their parents to get them on the property ladder in 2016, according to data from Legal & General (L&G).

Chris Grant aka Chris Da Ambassada

Multi award winning artist recognised by MOBO wants to put Aylesbury on the map

Did you know Aylesbury is home to a multi award winning musician who has been recognised by MOBO? Well you do now... meet Christopher Grant aka Chris Da Ambassada.

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Argos recall

Child car seats urgently recalled amid safety fears

Parents have been advised to stop using certain Mamas & Papas car seats following tests which showed that they may not protect children during a crash.

'Betting shops make you fat' says health official

Betting shops make you fat, says health official

A prominent health official has said that it is not fast food that is the biggest cause of obesity - but BETTING SHOPS.

Roaming abroad is cheaper as of today

Sun, sea and cheaper roaming charges from Saturday

If you’re heading to the continent for a short break this bank holiday weekend - good news! From Saturday 30 April EU regulations mean it will cost you less to use your smartphone outside the UK.

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Travis Perkins has been fined �2m after the death of a customer

Travis Perkins fined £2 million after death of customer

A leading builders’ retailer has been fined £2 million following the death of a customer in an “accident waiting to happen”.

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