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I entrusted my pension to German builders

Image copyright Anna Kluehspies Image caption Samantha Hields invested her money for five years Charity worker Samantha Hields had saved up a pension of £16,000 and, after being made redundant, was given an offer she could not refuse.A salesman called her out of the blue and told her she could boost her savings by lending…
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What the Jamie's Italian collapse can teach rival chains

Image copyright Getty Images Earlier this week, Jamie Oliver's restaurant group went into administration, with 1,000 jobs being lost.The group, which includes the Jamie's Italian chain, Barbecoa and Fifteen, has been reduced from 25 restaurants to three.It appears to be part of a broader trend, according to statistics from data firm CGA.Chains saw a 1.1%…
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'I drive in the bus lane'

Image caption Dagfinn Hiehe says he no longer sits in traffic jams "I drive in the bus lane because I have an electric car. It saves me 30 minutes on every journey to work."Dagfinn Hiehe was smiling ear-to-ear as he told me his favourite thing about having an electric car. "You don't need to queue.…
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Felixstowe port death: Essex firm fined after worker killed

Image copyright HSE Image caption Garry Louis was killed when a blockage inside the hose cleared under pressure and it violently whipped round A company has been fined £15,000 after a worker died when he was struck by a hose which is used to pump concrete.Garry Louis, 58, was working on an upgrade to a…
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Sir Philip Green told to fund Arcadia's pension deficit

Image copyright Getty Images Sir Philip Green should use his own money to support the pension fund of his troubled Arcadia retail empire, MP Frank Field has urged.The chairman of the Work and Pensions Committee intervened following Sir Philip's plans to restructure Burton, Dorothy Perkins and Topshop and cut contributions to the pension scheme.Mr Field…
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UK retail sales stall in April

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scottish shops are outperforming the rest of the UK Retail sales stalled in April, but warmer weather boosted sales of clothing, which offset falls in other areas of spending.The Office for National Statistics said sales in April were flat on March, and higher than the 0.3% fall expected.In the…