Last year Pret A Manger gave away 1.7 million free coffees – here’s the secret to getting one

PRET A Manger gave away 1.7 million coffees to customers last year as part of its pledge to create “random acts of kindness”. The sandwich chain gave permission to staff a few years ago to hand out free drinks to anyone they fancy. Staff at…

Transport group Stagecoach lose South West Trains service to MTR in shock move after promise of more seats and wifi

TRANSPORT group STAGECOACH yesterday lost the right to run a major UK train network in a shock move that hands control to a Chinese operator. The South West Trains service will from August be partly run by MTR after it promised more seats and free…

Banks asked to set aside extra £10BILLION to cover losses from people who might not be able to pay debts

BANKS have been asked to set aside an extra £10billion to cover losses from people who can’t pay debts on car loans and credit cards. This morning the Bank of England warned rising interest rates and high unemployment levels could mean one in five consumer…

Woman left secure London job to set up fish and chip shop in Scotland – and now her business makes £1million a year

DITCHING a secure job in the city might seem daunting – but Sarah Heward took the bait and set up her own fish and chip shop, which now makes £1 million a year. The 53-year-old was firmly entrenched in the London rat race, when she…

This is what you can rent for £1,200 a month in London compared to the rest of the UK – and the difference is shocking

LONDON is a notoriously expensive city to rent a home. Research by Hometrack analysts, recently found that the cost of renting a home in the UK capital is at its least affordable level in ten years. What you can get for your money varies drastically…

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