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Thomas Cook has collapsed – leaving 150,000 stranded abroad and 21,000 without jobs

Thomas Cook has collapsed – leaving 150,000 stranded abroad and 21,000 without jobs

by David Parsley Thomas Cook has collapsed leaving 150,000 of its customers currently abroad relying on the UK’s biggest ever peacetime operation to get them home and its 21,000 staff with no job this morning (Mon 23 Sep). The collapse was announced at 2am this morning after talks failed to achieve a deal to keep […]

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Thomas Cook could be going bust – here’s what to do if you’ve booked a holiday with them

Thomas Cook could be going bust – here’s what to do if you’ve booked a holiday with them

UK holidaymakers face more uncertainty as Thomas Cook could go into administration this weekend unless it finds £200m in extra funds to secure its future. Banks have insisted that the travel firm comes up with the contingency money in case it needs the funds in order to survive the quieter winter months. Should the company […]

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You can invent your dream Cadbury chocolate bar and win a year’s supply of it – here’s how

You can invent your dream Cadbury chocolate bar and win a year’s supply of it – here’s how

Cadbury is giving members of the public the chance to invent their own flavour of Cadbury Dairy Milk for the second year. Last year’s winner, Callum Glogher, invented a choco-latte flavour – do you think you’ve got the winning combination of flavours that will take this year’s prize? What is the Cadbury Inventor competition? The […]

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This is why you won’t get plastic toys with kid’s meals at Burger King any more

This is why you won’t get plastic toys with kid’s meals at Burger King any more

Fast food giants McDonald’s and Burger King have announced that they will be removing plastic toys from their children’s meals altogether, or offering customers the chance to swap them out, in order to reduce waste. From today (19 Sep) Burger King will remove all plastic toys from meals served in the UK in an effort […]

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This is how ‘cheap’ holiday booking sites could be misleading you

This is how ‘cheap’ holiday booking sites could be misleading you

Booking.com is still misleading customers in spite of a crackdown by regulators, according to a new report. The online holiday booking service was criticised over the way it ranks and displays rooms on its site by the Competition and Markets authority. A review into the system was ordered over pressure-selling concerns, however consumer group Which? […]

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This free app can save you £640 per year by cancelling subscriptions at the end of free trials

This free app can save you £640 per year by cancelling subscriptions at the end of free trials

How many times have you been caught out by a free trial that ends up costing you money when you forget to cancel it? A new app is taking the legwork out of cancelling apps you don’t want to pay for. What’s the app? The app is called Do Not Pay and the subscription cancellation […]

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England set to be hotter than Barcelona and Venice this weekend as temperatures soar

England set to be hotter than Barcelona and Venice this weekend as temperatures soar

England is set to bask in a stint of balmy weather this weekend, with temperatures reaching highs of 26C in parts – as hot as the sunny shores of Venice. The unseasonably hot weather is forecast to come through on Friday (20 Sep) thanks to warm air drawn up from Spain, the Met Office said. […]

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Here’s how you can get money off all food and drink at Wetherspoons tomorrow

Here’s how you can get money off all food and drink at Wetherspoons tomorrow

Wetherspoon pubs across the UK are cutting the price of everything on the menu by 7.5 per cent, as part of the chain’s ‘Tax Equality Day’ campaign. But this discount will be in place for one day only – on Thursday 19 September. ‘Tax Equality Day’ campaign This annual price drop is part of the […]

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This is how to know if your Ryanair flight will be affected by today’s strike

This is how to know if your Ryanair flight will be affected by today’s strike

Ryanair pilots across the country are today going on strike over disputed working conditions, beginning a 48 hour industrial action. The Irish airline flies from 18 airports in the UK, and the walkout is leaving travellers concerned over whether their flights will be delayed or cancelled. Affected airports The airports affected by the strike are: […]

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This soup sold in Waitrose and Asda is being urgently recalled over listeria contamination fears

This soup sold in Waitrose and Asda is being urgently recalled over listeria contamination fears

A fresh soup sold in Waitrose and Asda supermarkets has been recalled over fears that it may contain listeria monocytogenes. The Food Standards Agency released the warning on Saturday (14 September). Three varieties of soup produced by Soupologie are affected. The products are also sold by online grocer, Ocado. Which soups are affected? The following […]

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