£400m in Child Trust Funds opened 18 years ago waiting to be claimed

Teenagers are sitting on £400 million in childhood savings they may not know exist. Around 200,000 Child Trust Funds (CTF) are still waiting to be claimed – with an average of £2,000 in each, figures reveal.  The investment and cash savings accounts were opened for every child born between September 1, 2002, and January 2, … Read more

£400m in Child Trust Funds opened 18 years ago waiting to be claimed

Teenagers are sitting on £400 million in childhood savings they may not know exist. Around 200,000 Child Trust Funds (CTF) are still waiting to be claimed – with an average of £2,000 in each, figures reveal.  The investment and cash savings accounts were opened for every child born between September 1, 2002, and January 2, … Read more

Campaigner applies for public footpath to be opened through Sarah Beeny’s Somerset farm

A campaigner has applied for a public footpath to be opened through Sarah Beeny’s former dairy farm in Somerset in a bid to convince the TV presenter to join her fight against ‘nightmare’ ramblers reopening byways on private land.  Ann Scott, 72, who lives over 200 miles away in Norfolk, submitted the claim which will … Read more

Dogs having a playfight hear the telltale sound of a packet of crisps being opened

Video captures exact moment two dopey dogs having a playfight hear the telltale sound of a packet of crisps being opened Pudding and Gumbo, basset hounds, were filmed fighting over a sock As a packet of crisps was opened downstairs both dogs abandoned the task The 10-second clip was uploaded to Twitter where it quickly … Read more

The UK’s first EV-only charging forecourt has opened TODAY in Essex

Britain’s first charging station dedicated to electric cars has opened to customers today. Gridseve’s pioneering Electric Forecourt is located near Braintree, Essex, and is the first of 100 sites to be built across the country in the next five years as part of a £1billion nationwide programme. The one-stop-shop for electric car owners features 36 … Read more

Mum shares her trick for preventing Christmas presents being opened by her toddlers

Mum shares her simple trick for preventing kids from opening their Christmas presents early  A mum has revealed how she plans on stopping her kids from opening gifts  She has wrapped empty boxes and placed them under the Christmas tree  She wants the scheme to teach her three-year-old twins no to open presents By Belinda … Read more

Hammersmith Bridge will take six-and-a-half YEARS to repair and won’t be opened until at least 2027

Hammersmith Bridge will take six-and-a-half YEARS to repair and won’t be opened until at least 2027 – and that’s only if someone will finally agree to pay for it Plans discussed last night by Baroness Vere of Norbiton, who leads task force She said full repairs to the 133-year-old structure would take six and a … Read more

Parole Board hearings may be opened to crime victims under planned review of the way it operates 

Parole Board hearings may be opened to crime victims under planned review of the way it operates Justice Secretary Robert Buckland will announce a review of the parole system It could mean crime victims would be able to attend hearings for the first time Move follows criticism of the handling of black cab rapist John … Read more

Police searching for gunman who ‘opened fire at pro-Trump rally’ in Ohio

Gunman opens fire during pro-Trump parade taking place along an Ohio highway Shooting took place as a parade of Trump supporters drove down the I-270 Police say bullets were fired into a vehicle shortly before 11am; the condition of those inside are not currently known The gunman sped off from the scene and remains at … Read more

Australian home cooks reveal tips to keep opened jars longer in fridge than recommended three days

Home cooks have shared the simple tricks they swear by for keeping half-eaten sauce jars longer in the fridge than the recommended ‘use within three days’. Pre-made food products such as tomato pastes and pasta sauces come with a short shelf life like ‘consume within three days’ or ‘use within three weeks of opening’. However, one … Read more