Banks face £1.5bn payout for mis-selling interest rate products

Britain’s big banks are facing another billion-pound-plus hit after the City watchdog told them to review all sales of controversial interest rate hedging products that have crippled some small businesses. The demand immediately caused Royal Bank of Scotland to warn that it will increase provisions related to the scandal from the £50m already set aside…. [Continue Reading]

Two men sue ‘Subway’ over size of their ‘Footlong’

It’s often said that size doesn’t matter, but apparently that’s not the case when it comes to Subway sandwiches. Two New Jersey men are set to sue the sandwich maker after they claimed the fast-food company shorted them on their ‘footlong’ sandwiches. The men, John Farley, of Evesham and Charles Noah Pendrack, of Ocean City,… [Continue Reading]

It’s official! A London night out is the most expensive in the world

A couple looking to enjoy an evening out can expect to pay more in London than any other major city in the world, according to a report. The cost of one night in a four-star hotel, a two-course dinner with a bottle of wine, cocktails and taxi fares adds up to £330.45 in London, according… [Continue Reading]

Teenager who is fed through a tube in heart is kicked out of restaurant

A teenage girl who has to be fed through a tube in her heart has been left fuming after she claims she was booted out of a restaurant – because she hadn’t ordered a meal. Amy Knowles, 17, is currently a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital after contracting septicaemia – a blood infection –… [Continue Reading]

Croydon’s ‘fast food culture’ under attack

CROYDON Council is making moves to reduce the number of fast food outlets, amid a swelling obesity problem and claims of families buying junk food six days a week, reports David Churchil WITH around 63,000 obese adults – one in four – and 12,000 obese children, 750 of which are one-year-olds, a crackdown on Croydon’s… [Continue Reading]

Revealed: The very unappetising truth about McD’s chicken meals

A chicken squats in a shed the size of a football pitch somewhere in the outback of Brazil. And it’s not alone. One of tens of thousands, each bird is allowed the floor space equivalent to a sheet of A4 paper and will live for just 40 days before it hits its genetically-engineered slaughter weight…. [Continue Reading]

Our Biggest Moan When Dining Out

You’ve been looking forward to eating out all week and spending quality time together – then you are seated right next to a couple at another table. This, more than anything else, is what annoys us most when dining out, a study has found. Cramped conditions with tables squeezed too close to each other topped… [Continue Reading]