Only 2% of dog thieves are charged while pet-napping affects 200 families each month, experts warn

Ruff justice: Only 2% of dog thieves are charged and failure to tackle pet-napping is causing misery for 200 families each month, experts warn Government launched a pet theft taskforce in May – but 508 dogs stolen since Kennel Club says thefts being treated as ‘petty crime’ and wants tougher laws Elaine Hardy, 50, left … Read more

Stop treating scammers’ victims as second-class citizens, say experts

Consumer champion Martin Lewis says there is not enough sympathy for fraud victims, and is calling for a police crackdown on the ‘almost unpunished crime’. The Money Saving Expert founder warns that those who fall prey to scammers are seen as ‘lesser victims’ because people wrongly assume that they have the money to spare. He … Read more

Lock into a rock bottom mortgage rate while you can, say experts

There has never been a better time for homeowners to lock into rock bottom mortgage rates say experts, as deals launch with LESS THAN 1% interest By Jeff Prestridge, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 21:51 BST, 5 June 2021 | Updated: 10:53 BST, 6 June 2021 Mortgage experts believe there has never been a better … Read more

Food costs drop but experts warn price hikes are coming on Brexit red-tape and rising shipping fees

Food costs are still going down… but experts warn that price hikes are on the horizon over Brexit red-tape and rising shipping costs Food prices fell by 0.3 per cent in May compared to the same month last year Annual fall in fresh food prices was 1 per cent, following April’s 1.5 per cent drop … Read more

2021 will have an ‘above average’ number of hurricanes, experts warn, as season is starting earlier

There’s stormy weather ahead, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has updated its Climate Prediction Center to indicate an uptick in named storms and hurricanes. While NOAA had been using the period between 1981 to 2000 as the 30-year period of record to make estimates about upcoming hurricane seasons, it is now … Read more

Experts reveal classic children’s books could be worth thousands

If you were a big reader when you were a child, your bookshelf could well be worth a fortune,’ according to experts.  Oxbridge Home Learning has analysed the value of hundreds of classic books, from The Hobbit to The Tale Of Peter Rabbit. The results found that if you have a True First Hardcover Edition … Read more

What fund experts say you should put in your 2021 Isa

Tomorrow’s easing of lockdown restrictions will be at the forefront of many people’s minds as they plan a mini-spending spree at their local shops. But canny investors among them will not have forgotten that a new opportunity to invest tax-efficiently in the months ahead has just begun.  One that should be used – despite the … Read more

Are you using perfume wrong? Beauty experts reveal their ultimate fragrance guide

Are you using perfume wrong? Beauty experts reveal their ultimate fragrance guide – and why you should NEVER just have one on the go The beauty experts from Mecca have revealed a concise guide to using perfume It’s important to own a ‘signature scent’ and build a ‘wardrobe’ of fragrances While there are no rules, it … Read more

Experts fear polar bears lack skills to find new food as they adapt to climate change 

Foraging peril of polar bears as experts fear they could lack skills to find new food as they adapt to climate change Researchers studied polar bears in Canadian Arctic tracking them over 11 days Bears usually hunt seals from floating ice but climate change means ice melted Bears have resorted to eating birds eggs on … Read more

The summer of yurts! Experts reveal why holidaymakers are flocking to the ‘glamorous’ luxury tents

With jaunts to St Tropez and the Amalfi coast potentially off the cards this summer, many Brits will have to look closer to home when it comes to choosing a holiday destination.  Tourism chiefs say demand for camp sites and UK holiday homes over the next few months has boomed – with Britons cautious about … Read more