Oxford University stands to make hundreds of millions of pounds from Covid-19 vaccine

Oxford University stands to make hundreds of millions of pounds, if its coronavirus vaccine proves successful.  The prestigious university has negotiated a 6 per cent cut in any royalties from its Covid-19 jab, which is currently the global front-runner. Bosses at Oxford made the deal with AstraZeneca – the UK pharmaceutical giant that will manufacture and … Read more Oxford University stands to make hundreds of millions of pounds from Covid-19 vaccine

Boris Johnson offers Manchester tens of millions of pounds extra support to go into Tier 3 lockdown

Boris Johnson last night offered Greater Manchester tens of millions of pounds in extra support if the region agrees to accept the toughest level of lockdown restrictions. Adopting a ‘carrot and stick’ approach, the Government yesterday criticised Labour mayor Andy Burnham in public while offering him additional financial aid in private. Cabinet Office Minister Michael … Read more Boris Johnson offers Manchester tens of millions of pounds extra support to go into Tier 3 lockdown

Cash-strapped families are wasting thousands of pounds on boiler cover

Cash-strapped families are wasting thousands of pounds on boiler cover they don’t need as nine in ten houses would be better off paying for repairs, Which? research reveals Nine in ten households would be better off if they ditched costly boiler cover Half of customers said that they needed their boiler fixed in the past … Read more Cash-strapped families are wasting thousands of pounds on boiler cover

Sadiq Khan accused of letting Transport for London waste tens of millions of pounds

Sadiq Khan is accused of letting Transport for London waste tens of millions of pounds on taxis and water coolers as he seeks billions in Covid bailouts from government Sadiq Khan accused of letting Transport for London waste millions of pounds Tories highlight contracts on taxis, water coolers and ‘mystery shopper’ surveys  London mayor is … Read more Sadiq Khan accused of letting Transport for London waste tens of millions of pounds

Felixstowe container backlog costs some small firms thousands of pounds

One of the world’s largest shipping lines has brought in a $150 per container surcharge on cargo passing through the Port of Felixstowe as it continues to struggle with delays and staff shortages amid the coronavirus pandemic. French transporter CMA CGM, which has been dealing with a cyber-attack since the end of September, introduced the … Read more Felixstowe container backlog costs some small firms thousands of pounds

Retired lawyer quoted over half a MILLION pounds to install reliable broadband at his home

A retired lawyer was quoted £502,586 by BT to install a reliable broadband connection at his rural Cumbria home.  David Roberts, 65, had requested a broadband service fast enough for making uninterrupted video calls to his family and to watch All Creatures Great and Small.  He currently pays £70 every month for a 0.9Mbps download … Read more Retired lawyer quoted over half a MILLION pounds to install reliable broadband at his home

Why is Google making thousands of pounds from unauthorised debt adverts?

Google is still making thousands of pounds from unregulated advertisers mimicking legitimate charities and offering to write off people’s debts, nearly a year on from introducing new guidelines which it said would help ‘stamp out’ the practice. Charities and registered insolvency practitioners say the advertising giant ‘ignored complaints’ about misleading adverts and often took over … Read more Why is Google making thousands of pounds from unauthorised debt adverts?

Two-thirds of adults struggled to avoid piling on the pounds

Why we got fatter during lockdown: Two-thirds of adults struggled to avoid piling on the pounds because boredom and stress triggered comfort eating, study suggests Two-thirds of adults struggled to keep their weight down during the lockdown Britons found it more difficult to get to the shops for healthy foods and more   Being at home … Read more Two-thirds of adults struggled to avoid piling on the pounds

You can save hundreds of pounds by swapping trendy resorts with areas just as nice a few miles away

Slash cost of your staycation by switching to a spot nearby: How you can save hundreds of pounds by swapping trendy resorts with areas just as nice only a few miles away The figures come from a survey by Which? and throw a lifeline to those denied a foreign holiday this year  The biggest saving … Read more You can save hundreds of pounds by swapping trendy resorts with areas just as nice a few miles away

NASA’s satellite weighing over 1,000 POUNDS set to fall into the South Pacific this weekend

NASA’s 56-year-old satellite that weighs more than 1,000 POUNDS is set to fall into the South Pacific this weekend – but experts say it will burn up before hitting the ocean One of NASA’s satellites is set to fall back to Earth on Saturday at 5:01pm ET Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 1 has been in space … Read more NASA’s satellite weighing over 1,000 POUNDS set to fall into the South Pacific this weekend