Free-to-use cash machines are disappearing at a rapid rate, a study from Which? has found.As it becomes increasingly harder and more expensive to withdraw money, who might be among the worst hit by the lack of cash?More than 1.2 million Britons do not have a bank account, research has suggested. Aside from missing out on discounts for payments like bills, it means they rely on cash for their everyday life.And Bank of England figures show that 2.2 million people are almost entirely reliant on cash. Among the biggest cash users are poorer people.Market tradersJoe Harrison, chief executive of the NMTF which represents the market trader industry, said he believes a proportion of the 2.2 million people who only use cash would do their shopping at markets.Having to pay to withdraw cash would have a "damaging effect" on market shoppers, he said, adding: "I don't think it's morally right they would be having to pay just to get something they don't have much of."The homelessFor homeless people, … [Read more...] about Who is worst hit by the decline in cash?
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Tiger Woods’ sensational victory in the Masters Tournament on Sunday cemented a comeback from scandals involving a string of mistresses, a trip to sex-addiction rehab and an arrest for driving while wasted on prescription pills. Woods went from sports hero to punchline when his then-wife, former Swedish model Elin Nordegren, found evidence of his philandering on his phone — and used a golf club to chase him out of their Florida mansion early on the morning after Thanksgiving 2009. Details of the incident came after Woods crashed his Cadillac SUV into a fire hydrant and a neighbor’s tree, with Nordegren initially claiming she used the club to smash the rear window to rescue him. But Woods’s humiliation got even worse when a series of porn stars, models and waitresses came forward to admit affairs with the golf superstar, leading The Post to publish a monthly photo calendar for 2010 when the number hit 12. Woods checked himself into a rehab clinic in Mississippi … [Read more...] about How Tiger Woods hit rock-bottom — and rose from the ashes
BRITAIN will be blasted by howling 70mph winds as windchill will cool some places down to -14C — and SNOW is set to fall around the UK. The latest weather forecast from the Met Office shows an unsettled weekend on the way as a "very strong" jet stream blows across the Atlantic. News of the freeze comes after the Environment Agency issued warnings for flooding in London and the North Sea coast this morning. But the heavy rains will continue to lash down this weekend as a supercharged jet stream takes aim at Britain, whipping up winds as fast as 70mph in coastal areas.Met Office meteorologist Martin Bowles said: "It is going to be very wet and windy this weekend and through next week. "This will affect most of the UK although at the moment there is some uncertainty, we are likely to issue weather warnings over the coming days. "Some models are keen on the idea of snow, with cold air and the wind and rain we think there is a risk of snow in Scotland and parts of northern England and … [Read more...] about UK weather forecast – Snow freeze and 70mph winds to hit Britain as ‘very active’ jet stream brings storm
London (CNN)Putt-putting out into the Portsmouth channel on England's south coast, the small vessel is soon swallowed by the early morning fog. To the uninitiated, the mist appears to cloak any landmark, bar the occasional cormorant marking time atop a buoy, but the boat's captain isn't fazed. "You're a hunter but you can't see anything. It's like hunting bears with a blindfold." This is how Matt Varndell describes his day at work fishing for clams. However, given its political dangers, economic risks and the uncertainty that still haunts the process, "blindfolded bear hunting" sounds like a metaphor for Brexit and the UK government's attempts to leave the European Union (EU). While it only accounts for 0.12% of the UK economy, fishing has been at the heart of the rhetoric around Brexit. Paraded by the pro-Brexit camp as an icon of EU regulation strangling a quintessentially British industry and way of life, fishing has had an outsized presence in Brexit-related headlines. Read … [Read more...] about Brexit anger and uncertainty can be explained through fish
BERLIN — When he moved to Vermont in 1981, Bill Snyder had his very first meal in the state at the Wayside Restaurant. A lot has changed for Snyder in that time. He has raised three daughters. He ran a car-audio store, a satellite-dish store and then a mobile-phone store just up the road from the Wayside. When it comes to the Wayside, though, not much has changed for Snyder. Instead of sitting at a corner booth as he did for that first meal in 1981, he and his daughter, Stacey Snyder, sat in a window seat closer to the restaurant’s front door for lunch last Friday. They had turkey-club sandwiches like those that have been on the restaurant’s menu for decades. “This was always a second home,” said Snyder, of Berlin, whose daughter treated him to lunch for his 62nd birthday. “It’s been family. It’s really been a whole family.” The classic family restaurant that sits in Berlin but has a spacious parking lot just across the line in … [Read more...] about No way! Wayside Restaurant & Bakery turns 100 years old