Watchdog Calls For Fairer Parking Fines

Motorists are being forced to pay unfair parking fines because councils are failing to apply the law correctly and inform them of their rights, according to an official watchdog. The criticisms come in Fairer Fines, a report from the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) highlighting a …

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New Mortgage Seeks Stamps Of Approval

Home buyers are being given the chance to have their stamp duty paid as part of their mortgage with what is thought to be the first product of its kind. Barclays is offering eligible customers £1,250 cashback for houses costing from £100,000 to £150,000 or …

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Driver Cleared Of Death Charge After ‘Uncommanded Acceleration’

A jury has cleared an elderly driver who claimed a fault with her Nissan car caused it to surge forward, killing a pedestrian. Great-grandmother Ann Diggles was parking the Qashqai automatic in Sumner Street, Leyland, Lancashire, when it struck another vehicle before mounting the kerb …

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A Step In The Right Direction For Cohabiting Couples

Today, a judgment was handed down by the Supreme Court in the case of Denise Brewster (Judicial Review) [2017] UKSC 8. The judgment is likely to impact upon pension rights of unmarried couples with public sector pensions and may pave the way for greater recognition …

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New Laws Tackle “Backstreet” Puppy Breeders

New laws to clamp down on “backstreet breeders” and prevent the sale of newborn puppies have been announced by the government. And ministers are warning that anyone who flouts the tough legislation could be hit with an unlimited fine as well as a maximum six-month …

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