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Wilkins Chimney Sweep franchise gets behind national fire safety campaign

Wilkins Chimney Sweep, the UK’s only bfa member chimney sweeping franchise, is getting firmly behind a national safety campaign to reduce chimney fires. Part of the Government’s ‘Fire Kills’ campaign, www.chimneyfiresafetyweek.co.uk is asking homeowners to have their chimneys swept now, to reduce the 4221 avoidable chimney fires recorded by …

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MBNA chief ‎to lead Lloyds credit card drive

The boss of MBNA, the credit card business bought by Lloyds Banking Group, is to spearhead its new owner’s push for market share growth even as concerns mount over the wider consumer credit environment. Sky News has learnt that Elyn Corfield, who has been MBNA’s managing director since Lloyds’ …

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No rate rise until 2019, economists say

Many economists do not expect UK interest rates to rise until 2019 despite inflation remaining above target, according to a BBC snapshot.They believe that the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will be reluctant to raise rates during Brexit negotiations.Inflation stood at 2.6% in July – well above …

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Four things to watch at the Brics summit

The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are meeting amid heightened geopolitical tensions. The summit of the so-called Brics nations brings together the five fast-growing economies, who are seeking a greater say in world affairs. Economic ties will top the agenda at the three-day gathering in …

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Post-Brexit rules 'could see food left to rot'

Fresh food could be left rotting at the British border if strict customs controls for EU goods are put in place after Brexit, Sainsbury’s chief executive has warned In a direct intervention into the Brexit debate, Mike Coupe said anything disrupting established food supply chains, currently governed by EU customs …

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Post workers recruited by gangs to steal bank cards

Media playback is unsupported on your device Postal workers are being offered £1,000 a week to steal bank cards, a BBC investigation has found. Online adverts offer huge sums to tempt Royal Mail staff to intercept letters containing cards and PIN numbers.More than 11,000 people in the UK have …

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