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Department for Energy and Climate Change figures showed that 75 per cent of households were on their supplier's standard variable tariff

Cameron accused over energy tariffs

Three-quarters of households are paying up to £250 a year more than their energy company's cheapest tariff two years after David Cameron promised to force suppliers to put all customers on the best deal, Labour has said.

University bosses average £260,000

Nottingham Trent University chief Professor Neil Gorman was the highest earning vice-chancellor last year

University bosses enjoyed salary packages worth more than £250,000 on average last year, with some handed pay hikes of over 10%, it has been revealed.

Incomes 'at pre-recession levels'

Average household incomes are returning to pre-recession levels, according to a report

Average household incomes are back to the levels they were at before the financial downturn struck, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found.

Poundland defeated over '£1' claim

Poundland has been taken to task over its 'Everything is £1' claim

Poundland must no longer claim that every item it sells costs £1 after a watchdog upheld complaints that it sold DVDs and other "special" offers for more.

Amazon Prime 'free trial' ad banned

Six people said the Amazon ad was not clear that a paid subscription would automatically start if not cancelled during the free trial

An offer of a "free trial" of Amazon's Prime delivery service has been banned after the watchdog found the online retail giant misled consumers about subscription fees.

Rush hour delays at major station

There were major delays during rush hour at London Bridge after a person was struck by a train

Police were called to London Bridge station this evening after thousands of travellers were left stranded when services ground to a halt during rush hour.

Feathers fly in hen party meal tiff

The restaurant appears to have taken its Twitter and Facebook feeds off line

A posh restaurant has got into trouble after reportedly telling customers they were "chavs" and "wouldn't know fine dining if it slapped them in their ugly faces".

Celebrity 'witch-hunt' claim denied

DJ and broadcaster Paul Gambaccini was on police bail for 12 months before being told he would face no action

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has denied conducting a "witch-hunt" against celebrities after broadcaster Paul Gambaccini told a parliamentary committee that he and other showbiz figures were used as human "fly paper" in the hope that their public identification as sex-abuse suspects would encourage more alleged victims to come forward.

Mirren confession on subway strife

Dame Helen Mirren is in New York to reprise her West End role as the Queen in The Audience

Dame Helen Mirren has confessed she is a "terrible person" after getting a fellow subway passenger into trouble, weeks after she was spotted displaying flawless subway etiquette.