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Shropshire Star
barrister sues firm for cancelled holiday « Shropshire StarThe move comes just over a year after a Shropshire man made legal history when
barrister sues firm for cancelled holiday « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 20 hours ago
The move comes just over a year after a Shropshire man made legal history when he won a court battle with TUI, which owns Thomson Holidays, after he too was charged the full cost of a trip having had to cancel due to his wife’s illness. John... Read more
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Gamasutra
UK regulator compels F2P devs to ease up on pressuring kids to payBritish studios 55 Pixels and Mind Candy are amending their (respective) free-t
UK regulator compels F2P devs to ease up on pressuring kids to pay
Gamasutra / Posted 2 days ago
British studios 55 Pixels and Mind Candy are amending their (respective) free-to-play games Bin Weevils and Moshi Monsters (pictured) after the UK's Advertising Standards Authority ruled that both games violated its guidelines because they "directly... Read more
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Accountancy Age
Mazars acquires compliance adviser CompetitionRxMAZARS has snapped up a trustee and compliance advisory business. The top ten
Mazars acquires compliance adviser CompetitionRx
Accountancy Age / Posted 4 days ago
MAZARS has snapped up a trustee and compliance advisory business. The top ten firm has acquired CompetitionRx, which provides monitoring trustee services and compliance advice for merger control proceedings, competition and state aid... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Alleged slum lord crammed eight beds in 33sqm: councilThe City of Sydney is cracking down on illegal accommodation, such as this unid
Alleged slum lord crammed eight beds in 33sqm: council
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 11 days ago
The City of Sydney is cracking down on illegal accommodation, such as this unidentified room. An alleged slum-lord crammed beds for eight people into a space the size of small hotel room in a Chippendale shop and took over a disabled toilet to... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Alleged slum lord Amr Hassan crammed eight beds in 33sqm: councilA Chippendale room measuring nine metres long and 3.7 metres wide is the latest
Alleged slum lord Amr Hassan crammed eight beds in 33sqm: council
Daily Liberal / Posted 11 days ago
A Chippendale room measuring nine metres long and 3.7 metres wide is the latest target in Sydney's crackdown on illegal accommodation. An alleged slum-lord crammed beds for eight people into a space the size of small hotel room in a Chippendale shop... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Tattooist shut down under anti-bikie laws wants Government to reconsider A Rockhampton woman who had her tattoo business closed down under controversi
Tattooist shut down under anti-bikie laws wants Government to reconsider
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 11 days ago
A Rockhampton woman who had her tattoo business closed down under controversial anti-bikie laws is urging the Government to re-consider her case. Veronica Bartley received a... Read more
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The Courier Mail
‘Irish Boys’ crime syndicate smashed by CCCAN ALLEGED $4 million Gold Coast crime syndicate dubbed the ‘Irish Boys’ has be
‘Irish Boys’ crime syndicate smashed by CCC
The Courier Mail / Posted 12 days ago
AN ALLEGED $4 million Gold Coast crime syndicate dubbed the ‘Irish Boys’ has been smashed in a joint operation by the Crime and Corruption Commission and Queensland police. Four men, including two Irish nationals, have been arrested in raids across... Read more
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Real Estate Business
Principal pleads innocence after fraud ruling A real estate boss has been banned for seven years for what the regulator cal
Principal pleads innocence after fraud ruling
Real Estate Business / Posted 12 days ago
A real estate boss has been banned for seven years for what the regulator called an “extreme level of dishonesty”. Teresa Janet Schouten, trading as Janet Schouten Real Estate, has been disqualified... Read more
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Mortgage Introducer
Specialist lenders refuse to deal with unregulated brokersLiz Syms, Connect's managing director, warned earlier this month that her netwo
Specialist lenders refuse to deal with unregulated brokers
Mortgage Introducer / Posted 15 days ago
Liz Syms, Connect's managing director, warned earlier this month that her network is seeing a slew of unregulated brokers who are overwhelmed by the volume and complexity of regulation that is about to hit the sector.She said: "I don't think there is... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Are ethanol burners really worth the danger?THE Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today released a new safety awareness film to
Are ethanol burners really worth the danger?
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 15 days ago
THE Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today released a new safety awareness film to educate Queenslanders about the dangers of ethanol burners. Ethanol burners come in various shapes and sizes, can be portable or fixed and are primarily decorative in... Read more
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Queensland Times
Are ethanol burners really worth the danger?THE Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today released a new safety awareness film to
Are ethanol burners really worth the danger?
Queensland Times / Posted 15 days ago
THE Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today released a new safety awareness film to educate Queenslanders about the dangers of ethanol burners. Ethanol burners come in various shapes and sizes, can be portable or fixed and are primarily decorative in... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
Are ethanol burners really worth the danger?THE Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today released a new safety awareness film to
Are ethanol burners really worth the danger?
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 15 days ago
THE Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today released a new safety awareness film to educate Queenslanders about the dangers of ethanol burners. Ethanol burners come in various shapes and sizes, can be portable or fixed and are primarily decorative in... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Are ethanol burners really worth the danger?THE Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today released a new safety awareness film to
Are ethanol burners really worth the danger?
Daily Examiner / Posted 15 days ago
THE Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today released a new safety awareness film to educate Queenslanders about the dangers of ethanol burners. Ethanol burners come in various shapes and sizes, can be portable or fixed and are primarily decorative in... Read more
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Northern Star
Are ethanol burners really worth the danger?THE Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today released a new safety awareness film to
Are ethanol burners really worth the danger?
Northern Star / Posted 15 days ago
THE Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today released a new safety awareness film to educate Queenslanders about the dangers of ethanol burners. Ethanol burners come in various shapes and sizes, can be portable or fixed and are primarily decorative in... Read more
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News Mail
Are ethanol burners really worth the danger?THE Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today released a new safety awareness film to
Are ethanol burners really worth the danger?
News Mail / Posted 15 days ago
THE Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today released a new safety awareness film to educate Queenslanders about the dangers of ethanol burners. Ethanol burners come in various shapes and sizes, can be portable or fixed and are primarily decorative in... Read more
5 related stories
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The Daily Mercury
Monster Slide walks away from Caloundra eventMONSTER Slide New Zealand has walked away from its elaborate plans to bring a g
Monster Slide walks away from Caloundra event
The Daily Mercury / Posted 15 days ago
MONSTER Slide New Zealand has walked away from its elaborate plans to bring a giant, 220 metre slide to a street in Caloundra. The event planned for May was postponed at the last minute to September, leaving many frustrated ticket holders looking... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Monster Slide walks away from Caloundra eventMONSTER Slide New Zealand has walked away from its elaborate plans to bring a g
Monster Slide walks away from Caloundra event
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 15 days ago
MONSTER Slide New Zealand has walked away from its elaborate plans to bring a giant, 220 metre slide to a street in Caloundra. The event planned for May was postponed at the last minute to September, leaving many frustrated ticket holders looking... Read more
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News Mail
Monster Slide walks away from Sunshine Coast eventMONSTER Slide New Zealand has walked away from its elaborate plans to bring a g
Monster Slide walks away from Sunshine Coast event
News Mail / Posted 15 days ago
MONSTER Slide New Zealand has walked away from its elaborate plans to bring a giant, 220 metre slide to a street in Caloundra. The event planned for May was postponed at the last minute to September, leaving many frustrated ticket holders looking... Read more
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Queensland Times
Monster Slide walks away from Caloundra eventMONSTER Slide New Zealand has walked away from its elaborate plans to bring a g
Monster Slide walks away from Caloundra event
Queensland Times / Posted 15 days ago
MONSTER Slide New Zealand has walked away from its elaborate plans to bring a giant, 220 metre slide to a street in Caloundra. The event planned for May was postponed at the last minute to September, leaving many frustrated ticket holders looking... Read more
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News Mail
Charity collectors dislikedBundaberg residents overwhelming agree that being approached by charities askin
Charity collectors disliked
News Mail / Posted 19 days ago
Bundaberg residents overwhelming agree that being approached by charities asking for donations outside shops and in shopping centres was annoying and put them off donating. An online poll by the NewsMail found 92% of voters found it annoying, which... Read more
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Perth Now
‘Dirt, mould’ in filthy holiday unitMichael Douglas, Kristy-Lee Donnan and her 11-month old baby Marlie. A KIWI fa
‘Dirt, mould’ in filthy holiday unit
Perth Now / Posted 21 days ago
Michael Douglas, Kristy-Lee Donnan and her 11-month old baby Marlie. A KIWI family who forked out more than $900 on Surfers Paradise accommodation they say was unsafe and of a poor standard have complained to authorities. Gold Coast City Council... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Complaint laid after family forced to abandon dirty hotelMichael Douglas, Kristy-Lee Donnan and her 11-month old baby Marlie. Photo / Su
Complaint laid after family forced to abandon dirty hotel
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 21 days ago
Michael Douglas, Kristy-Lee Donnan and her 11-month old baby Marlie. Photo / Supplied They were promised "majestic", "stylish and "elegant" accommodation but a Kiwi family instead got dirt, grease and mould at their Gold Coast hotel. Australian... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Christchurch family complain of unsafe and unclean room at Towers of Chevron RenaissanceA KIWI family who forked out more than $900 on Surfers Paradise accommodation t
Christchurch family complain of unsafe and unclean room at Towers of Chevron Renaissance
The Courier Mail / Posted 21 days ago
A KIWI family who forked out more than $900 on Surfers Paradise accommodation they say was unsafe and of a poor standard have complained to authorities. Gold Coast City Council officers will conduct an assessment of Towers of Chevron Renaissance to... Read more
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News.com.au
Christchurch family complain of unsafe and unclean room at Towers of Chevron RenaissanceTravel Updates Michael Douglas, Kristy-Lee Donnan and her 11-month old baby
Christchurch family complain of unsafe and unclean room at Towers of Chevron Renaissance
News.com.au / Posted 21 days ago
Travel Updates Michael Douglas, Kristy-Lee Donnan and her 11-month old baby Marlie.Source: Supplied A KIWI family who forked out more than $900 on Surfers... Read more
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Manxnet
Call to ban import of sky lanternsisle of man news Plans to ban sky lanterns have the support of most people who
Call to ban import of sky lanterns
Manxnet / Posted 22 days ago
isle of man news Plans to ban sky lanterns have the support of most people who responded to a public consultation, according to the Office of Fair Trading. Safety regulations will now be laid before October's sitting of Tynwald and, if approved,... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Be careful when picking show bagsTHE Office of Fair Trading has been raiding the show bags ahead of this year's
Be careful when picking show bags
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 22 days ago
THE Office of Fair Trading has been raiding the show bags ahead of this year's Ekka - but not for an early taste of a delicious Bertie Beetle. Fair Trading Product Safety inspectors have examined 200 show bags and 1200 toys, and will be continuing... Read more
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Queensland Times
Property ‘expert’ cops fine for misleading conductTHE Sunshine Coast woman who claimed she created a $3.5 million property portfo
Property ‘expert’ cops fine for misleading conduct
Queensland Times / Posted 22 days ago
THE Sunshine Coast woman who claimed she created a $3.5 million property portfolio in just 18 months has been found guilty of misleading the public Dymphna Boholt, the self-confessed real estate guru, paid a $15,000 fine to the Office of Fair... Read more
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Queensland Times
Be careful when picking show bagsTHE Office of Fair Trading has been raiding the show bags ahead of this year's
Be careful when picking show bags
Queensland Times / Posted 23 days ago
THE Office of Fair Trading has been raiding the show bags ahead of this year's Ekka - but not for an early taste of a delicious Bertie Beetle. Fair Trading Product Safety inspectors have examined 200 show bags and 1200 toys, and will be continuing... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Speak out to stop scams spreadingWest Yorkshire Trading Standards is encouraging people to speak out about scams
Speak out to stop scams spreading
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 26 days ago
West Yorkshire Trading Standards is encouraging people to speak out about scams to prevent others being fleeced out of thousands of pounds. Figures from the Office of Fair Trading show that less than five per cent of victims report scams to the... Read more
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The Irish Times
Minister to recruit new Central Bank governor Secretary general of Department of Public Expenditure is favourite to win rac
Minister to recruit new Central Bank governor
The Irish Times / Posted 28 days ago
Secretary general of Department of Public Expenditure is favourite to win race The appointment of Prof Honohan, an academic economist, was a break from tradition. Photograph: Cyril Byrne Minister for... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Funeral plans and insurance to face scrutinyUNFAIR funeral products are in the sights of the Queensland Office of Fair Trad
Funeral plans and insurance to face scrutiny
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 29 days ago
UNFAIR funeral products are in the sights of the Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) as part of a national campaign to help indigenous consumers avoid signing up to costly, expensive and unsuitable contracts. Funeral insurance, pre-paid funeral... Read more
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Queensland Times
Funeral plans and insurance to face scrutinyUNFAIR funeral products are in the sights of the Queensland Office of Fair Trad
Funeral plans and insurance to face scrutiny
Queensland Times / Posted 29 days ago
UNFAIR funeral products are in the sights of the Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) as part of a national campaign to help indigenous consumers avoid signing up to costly, expensive and unsuitable contracts. Funeral insurance, pre-paid funeral... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
Funeral plans and insurance to face scrutinyUNFAIR funeral products are in the sights of the Queensland Office of Fair Trad
Funeral plans and insurance to face scrutiny
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 29 days ago
UNFAIR funeral products are in the sights of the Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) as part of a national campaign to help indigenous consumers avoid signing up to costly, expensive and unsuitable contracts. Funeral insurance, pre-paid funeral... Read more
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News Mail
Funeral plans and insurance to face scrutinyUNFAIR funeral products are in the sights of the Queensland Office of Fair Trad
Funeral plans and insurance to face scrutiny
News Mail / Posted 29 days ago
UNFAIR funeral products are in the sights of the Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) as part of a national campaign to help indigenous consumers avoid signing up to costly, expensive and unsuitable contracts. Funeral insurance, pre-paid funeral... Read more
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Northern Star
Funeral plans and insurance to face scrutinyUNFAIR funeral products are in the sights of the Queensland Office of Fair Trad
Funeral plans and insurance to face scrutiny
Northern Star / Posted 29 days ago
UNFAIR funeral products are in the sights of the Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) as part of a national campaign to help indigenous consumers avoid signing up to costly, expensive and unsuitable contracts. Funeral insurance, pre-paid funeral... Read more
5 related stories
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The Daily Mercury
Funeral plans and insurance to face scrutinyUNFAIR funeral products are in the sights of the Queensland Office of Fair Trad
Funeral plans and insurance to face scrutiny
The Daily Mercury / Posted 29 days ago
UNFAIR funeral products are in the sights of the Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) as part of a national campaign to help indigenous consumers avoid signing up to costly, expensive and unsuitable contracts. Funeral insurance, pre-paid funeral... Read more
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