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JEFF PRESTRIDGE: At last, safe funeral plans – but we’ll be watching

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: At last the pre-paid funeral plans market is properly regulated – I trust we won’t have to turn the spotlight on again… By Jeff Prestridge for The Mail on Sunday Published: 21:51 BST, 30 July 2022 | Updated: 10:12 BST, 31 July 2022 It has been a rather fraught journey, but at last …

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Iceland’s freezers leave supermarket with soaring energy bills

Iceland’s power-hungry freezers will dent the supermarket chain’s credit rating as electricity prices soar, an official credit agency has warned. Sustained increases in energy costs throughout the course of this year will have a “more permanent frozen impact” on profits at the food chain and its ability to reduce its debt, Fitch said. Iceland is …

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Whitefriars shopping center in Canterbury crashes in vale by more than 50%

A shopping center snapped up by a Kent council for £154 million has crashed in value by more than 50%. Canterbury City Council’s purchase of Whitefriars between 2016 and 2018 represented its biggest-ever property acquisition, with bosses hailing the “savvy” move. Whitefriars was purchased by Canterbury City Council between 2016 and 2018 But recent appraisals …

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China’s ‘dim sum’ bond sales surge on demand from domestic investors

Sales of international renminbi bonds have surged this year as the country’s fixed income investors, starved of decent returns at home, take advantage of new market access to snap up higher-yielding Chinese currency debt offshore. The volume of dim sum bond offerings — renminbi-denominated debt sold in Hong Kong — has risen 145 per cent …

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NYC drug store put $3.99 tins of SPAM in theft-proof cases as crime wave continues to grip Big Apple

Spam-a-lock! NYC drug store puts $3.99 tins of SPAM and $3.49 tins of HAM in theft-proof cases as crime wave grips Big Apple One Twitter user noticed the policy, where the meat substitute is sealed in a plastic container at the Duane Reade inside the Port Authority bus depot While this is not a city-wide …

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Diss: Ampersand Brew Co to host August bank holiday event

Published: 9:15 AM July 31, 2022 Enjoy beers, barbeque food and live music at a south Norfolk brewery’s four-day bank holiday event next month. Ampersand Brew Co, in Sawmills Road, Diss, will host its first “bank holiday bonanza” from Friday, August 26, until Monday, August 29. Food will be provided from the brewery’s resident vendor, …

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Food recall: Tesco, Asda and more recall various popular products

A food recall is issued when a product is unsafe to consumer. When this happens, a supermarket, company, or brand withdraws the product from the shelves and advises customers on what to do if they have already bought the product. Tesco, Morrisons, and Asda are among the supermarkets that have recalled popular products due to …

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