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Some banks leaving customers exposed to scammers

Some banks can and should be doing more to protect their customers from criminals trying to steal sensitive information, Which? research has found.

With the last year seeing an increase in scams, many consumers will expect that the companies they deal with in their everyday lives are doing everything they can to protect them.

However, a new Which? investigation has found that some...

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New support for teachers to help pupils manage emotions and have their voices heard when parents separate

Experts have designed new lesson plans to help pupils manage the emotions they may feel when parents separate and ensure their voices are heard during this difficult time.

The new resources, ‘The Rights Idea?’ are designed to help schools sensitively tackle parental separation as part of the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum. They have been produced by Professor. Anne Barlow and Dr Jan...

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Wedded to the venue – Which? warns couples are still being left out of pocket by venues keeping their cash

Which? is calling for the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to be given greater powers to deal with businesses that break consumer law – after hearing from several couples still struggling to get refunds for weddings cancelled due to the pandemic.

A year after the consumer champion first raised the alarm that venues were leaving couples out of pocket, Which? has found that some...

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Cornwall or Tyneside: Data reveals the cleanest beaches in England

With foreign travel just opening up and only a handful of countries making the green list , staycations are on the cards for a lot of Brits this summer. But not all holidays live up to expectations, and some coastal trips can be let down by smelly water, littered sand and run-down towns. With this in mind, SaveOnEnergy.com/uk set out to find Britain’s beaches with the cleanest, or filthiest,...

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Countdown to kick off: Sports Direct and Nike get kids back into sport with nation’s biggest kickabout 

  • New research suggests more than half (52%) of parents are struggling to get children back into physical exercise, despite restrictions lifting and sport restarting
  • The majority (61%) admit their children can easily go days without physical activity
  • To get kids back on their feet, Sports Direct and Nike launch Monster Kickabout - an action packed football
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CARD FACTORY LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR SUPER DAD OR L.A.D (LIKE A DAD) OF THE YEAR 

  • Card Factory launches new competition to find the UK’s Super Dad or L.A.D (Like a Dad) of the year
  • The winning Dad or L.A.D will receive a £1,000 Center Parcs voucher
  • TV star Jeff Brazier backs the campaign as he opens up about the importance of father figures

Specialist card retailer, Card Factory , has launched a brand-new Father’s Day...

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RIO FERDINAND REVEALS WIFE, KATE, COMPARES HIM TO A “WASHING MACHINE” WHEN EATING - AS THE SUPERSTAR SPORTSMAN TAKES ON THE NATIONS FOOD FAILS

  • Ex-footballer and TV pundit, Rio Ferdinand, has taken part in a unique food experiment that sees the superstar sportsman sitting in the hot seat and taking on the nation’s food fails
  • The new film dubbed ‘Ban the Bland’ sees Rio trying various sad snacks made famous in Britain, such as the Wigan kebab and jellied eels – known to be munched on at football matches
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The secret to a happy retirement? £26,000 per year, Which? research reveals

Two-person households need an average annual income of £26,000 for a comfortable retirement, Which?’s latest research has found.

With the past year altering many people’s spending habits or potentially accelerating their plans for retirement, finding out how much money is needed to finance a reasonable standard of living in later life has taken on an increased importance.

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The hunt is on for the worst Dad jokes!

The hunt is on for the worst dad joke!

Greetings card company thortful.com create the Ultimate Dad Jokes Index

Dad jokes... we all know the ones; the corny one-liners that make us cringe (and sometimes die a bit inside with embarrassment) because they are so bad.

To celebrate all the dads out there, in the run up to Father’s Day greetings card company, thortful.com...

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Which? exposes supermarket pricing secrets that could lead to you paying over the odds for grocery products

Shoppers could be paying almost four times more than they need to for the same branded grocery products at certain times, Which?’s biggest ever supermarket pricing investigation has found.

The consumer champion analysed more than a million prices for 493 branded grocery items at six major supermarkets – Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose – throughout 2020....

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SOUTH WEST PARENTS WANT CHILDREN PLAYING OUTSIDE THIS SUMMER, NEW RESEARCH REVEALS

  • New research by the NSPCC reveals parents in the South West think play has become more important for children because of the pandemic. Over half have also said their children have been more lonely
  • The NSPCC announces a new partnership with Sky’s volunteering programme Sky Cares as the business gets behind the charity’s Childhood Day on the 11thJune
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