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Where will you be shopping this Christmas?

British retailer, Primark, has announced that they won’t be increasing the prices of their autumn/winter range, despite them feeling (like everyone else) the impact of rising energy bills, a cost-of-living crisis, and a looming recession.

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Truss has gone. Boris has ruled himself out. Can we just go with the lettuce?

A week ago, Liz Truss, quite rightly, resigned. She has gone down in history as arguably the worst prime minister ever, and certainly the one with the shortest tenure in office.

Remember onesies? They’re back!

About a decade ago, the all-in-one pyjama set was all the rage. Coming in many different styles, they made the perfect gift. You could even demonstrate your personality through your choice of ‘onesie’.

What can lipsticks tell us about the economy?

Lipstick sales, amongst other small luxuries, can actually predict the state of the economy. This phenomenon is aptly named the ‘lipstick index’.

Is there more to the closure of the Doncaster/Sheffield Airport?

Its future had been up in the air (pardon the pun) for a while, after the owners, The Peel Group put it up for sale. A couple of offers were made by interested parties; however, none were accepted as they weren’t close to the figure Peel purportedly wanted.

Will pubs survive the energy crisis?

Times look really bleak in the hospitality sector. Businesses are well and truly in survival mode and pubs are no exception.

Does it pay to be petty? 22-year battle over 21p

As a nation, we’re underpaid and ripped off nearly every day. It's quite likely that you've been charged unfairly at some point, but just paid up because it was too much of a hassle to fight. Corporations rely on this mentality.

Counting your pennies: How the cost-of-living crisis is driving people back to cash

The Post Office has revealed that Brits are turning to cash as the cost of living rises, with personal cash withdrawals up 20% on last year.

ASDA’s Revamped Value Range Will Shock You

The cost-of-living crisis has well and truly got the UK in its grip. Energy bills are already ridiculous and set to increase further; petrol is still around £1.70 a litre, despite a slight drop in the price of oil...

Rising costs impacting charities’ ability to provide support

There’s no getting away from the cost-of-living crisis. Turn on your TV, radio or scroll through your social feeds and there will be some reference to how expensive it is to do anything at the moment—even simply existing.

Even Mcdonald's is raising its prices

The 99p cheeseburger—a staple of the McDonald’s Saver Menu. A culinary delight after a night out. A student’s best friend. It’s now no more, sitting as it does at an insulting £1.19.

Supercar sales rise during cost-of-living crisis

Is it that much of a surprise that the rich are still buying Ferraris and Lamborghinis? After all, according to some people, they must have money to burn, because they’re certainly not paying the amount of tax they should be paying!

Finally, some positivity: Tramlines Festival

Dubbed the best weekend of the year (certainly by me and my group of friends), Tramlines Festival 2022 was as amazing as always...