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Friday 07 December 2012

Child Line founder Esther Rantzen has launched a similar service for elderly people in distress; Silver Line is being piloted in Manchester and will go live across the rest of the UK in the coming year.

Northern Ireland hoped that the end of the Troubles in the Province would see a boom in tourism boom but despite an expensive advertising campaign the number of visitors to Northern Ireland has fallen.

Britain has gone coupon crazy; last year 60% of us used one and the boom is likely to continue as the hard pressed seek to cash in on bargains in tough economic times.

A disclaimer popping up on your Facebook urging you to post it on your page or risk losing copyright over any personal content is a hoax.

Mark Pearson, the man behind one of the UK's biggest online discount voucher companies, was a cash strapped twenty-something before having the idea that launched him onto the Sunday Times Rich List six years later what was the secret of his success?

A Continental style Christmas Market has become popular in many of our towns and cities; they look pretty but local traders find them less attractive.

Britain's first 'packaging free' grocery store has opened but is it such a good idea?


9 items
  • Starbucks boycott

    Activist Group UK Uncut is protesting in Starbucks shops across the country tomorrow.

  • Silver Line

    A help line for pensioners in distress to call went live in Manchester last week.

  • German Christmas Markets

    Growth in the number of Christmas markets springing up in towns in recent years.

  • Vouchers

    We have gone voucher mad in the last five years; Mark Pearson is partly responsible

  • Low Commision

    Opponents of changes to legal aid are trying to ensure poor people have access to the law.

  • Facebook Privacy

    A pop up box asking people to post a copyright warning on their faceook is a hoax.

  • Northern Ireland Tourism

    Visitors to Northern Ireland are down; is it a blip or should tourist bosses be worried?

  • Mark Pearson

    How to make a million in a recession

  • Smart Packaging

    How packaging is doing the consumer a favour and why it is important to the UK economy.



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