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Families urged to “Do1Thing”


Children could help their families save hundreds of pounds on their energy bills by logging on to a new website. has been launched this month by Circle Housing which provides homes to nearly 200,000 people across the country.  Research by Circle Housing found that 2.5 million British households planned to take out a loan last winter to pay for their energy bills. The affordable housing provider now hopes to show families how they can save more than £200 a year by inspiring children aged 10 and under to make simple energy saving changes.

Your essential guide to cutting the cost of Christmas

Xmas Deals

Christmas is a time of fun and festivities, but it can also be stressful, especially if you’re tight on pennies.  More of us are finding Christmas an expensive time of year, which leaves many of us with overdrafts or debts to repay afterwards.   Recent statistics suggest that 50 per cent of families will take until next June to clear their Christmas debts, with the average adult borrowing £685 over the festive period.  With this in mind, it makes sense to find ways to cut the cost of Christmas so we don’t suffer a festive hangover.

Phones, Playstation 4s and Ugg Boots top this year’s most ‘Risky Christmas Gift List’

Get Safe Online, Barclays and Kaspersky have drawn up the most ‘Risky Christmas Gift List’ in a bid to prevent honest consumers falling victim to Christmas cyber-crimes this year. According to police figures from Christmas 2013, mobile phones were the most popular online purchase targeted by fraudsters trying to lure in victims.  Get Safe Online, Barclays and Kaspersky are urging shoppers to stay vigilant when shopping online and think before splashing out on ‘too good to be true’ bargains online.

Burglars looking to cash in on Black Friday purchases


BURGLARS are looking to hit the jackpot as Black Friday bargains and Christmas presents boost the value of home contents by more than a third this week, home security experts have warned.  Millions of pounds will be spent buying Christmas presents this week as most of the UK gets its monthly pay-cheque and scoops up  bargains in readiness for Christmas.

Child Rescue Alert - Please Register

CHild Rescue Alert

New figures released by the National Crime Agency show that there were 306,000 missing person incidents in the UK last year and two thirds of these incidents involve children - the most vulnerable members of our society. The Agency said that every five minutes a child is reported missing in the UK, 89% of all these missing incidents are resolved quickly within 48 hours.

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