Turbo-charged run-in with Go Car over warranty claim

I took out the warranty on a used Mazda 6 but it did’t prove to be the ‘ultimate’ coverLast August I bought a three-year-old Mazda 6 with just under 70,000 miles on the clock from an independent dealer. It had a new MOT and came with a full Mazda service history. I decided to take […]
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Women’s Institute votes to launch a campaign to rescue local shops

Call to action over disappearing high streets is carried at annual meeting despite criticism of ‘vague’ wording The Women’s Institute yesterday voted to make retail regeneration its next major campaigning issue to end the “crisis” of the continuing decline of the UK’s high streets. More than 4.000 members representing the 212,000 strong national membership agreed […]
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New rules for car indicators: from the archive, 17 May 1956

Three new standards to be enforced as Minister of Transport confirms his approval of flashing direction indicators on carsThe Minister of Transport has confirmed his approval of flashing direction indicators on cars. He announced in the House of Commons yesterday that all three types of indicator at present approved should continue to be legal, but […]
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Insurance investors turn on RSA over pay and dividends

RSA, one of the UK’s largest insurers and owner of More Than brands, faces revolt from shareholders over pay policyRSA, one of the UK’s largest insurers, faced a revolt over its pay policy on Wedneday from shareholders, who also attacked it for slashing its dividend. More than 10% failed to back the pay policy at […]
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Angelina Jolie praised for revelation over double mastectomy

Health campaigners praise actor’s decision to go public to encourage other women to check for defective gene BRCA1Angelina Jolie has revealed she has had a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer.Health campaigners praised her decision to go public with the news, which she said was prompted by a desire to […]
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Angelina Jolie had double mastectomy to reduce risk of breast cancer

Health campaigners praise actor’s decision to go public to encourage other women to check for defective gene BRCA1Angelina Jolie has revealed she has had a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer.Health campaigners praised her decision to go public with the news, which she said was prompted by a desire to […]
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Bank of England under fire for not putting women on notes

Feminist campaigner accuses Bank of failure to eliminate discrimination under the Equality ActThe Bank of England is facing a threat of court action for failing to adhere to equality laws following its decision to replace the only historical female figure on English banknotes with a man.Solicitors acting for feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez have written to […]
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RBS privatisation: welcome to Britain’s idiotic garage sale | Alex Andreou

From RBS to Royal Mail, the government’s sell-off programme is about boosting Treasury coffers for short-term electoral gainIt is predictable and depressing, but by no means rare, when a government that coalesced ostensibly to act in the national interest, acts in precisely the opposite way. Several coalition policies could already be said to fall under […]
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UK should revisit its decision on South Africa and its concept of aid | Jonathan Glennie and Siân Herbert

Ending support for middle-income countries shows a misunderstanding about the role aid can play in increasingly better-off areasThe UK ending its bilateral, grant-based aid programme to South Africa from 2015 apparently came as an unwelcome shock to the South African government.But for those monitoring the Department for International Development’s (DfID) shrinking aid country portfolio, it […]
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How about that? Lord Justice Leveson is a privy counsellor

With the fate of press regulation in the hands of the privy council, it is surely ironic that one of the council’s members is none other than the judge who led the inquiry into press ethics.Sir Brian Leveson was sworn in as a privy counsellor in 2006 and thus enjoys the honorific prefix that comes […]
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