Council staff pensions at risk from Woodford investments | Business

Council workers have been left exposed to the underperformance of Neil Woodford’s stock market-listed fund, with a £10m investment by council pensions schemes at risk from the fund’s declining share price. Shares in the Woodford Patient Capital Trust Fund have tumbled 25% to 58p since 3 June, when Woodford made the shock decision to suspend […]

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What can I do to get rid of a moth infestation? | Money

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. Like many others seemingly, we have a huge problem with moths infesting our house. I need a cost-effective solution that, ideally, doesn’t […]

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Letting fees ban: agents urge landlords to increase rents | Money

There were warnings that this month’s ban on rip-off tenant fees would result in rents being pushed up – and now Guardian Money can reveal this is already starting to happen. Just two weeks after the ban came into force, a north London lettings agent has started telling its landlords to raise all future rents […]

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Germans thirsty for alcohol-free beer as brewers boost taste | World news

During last year’s sweltering summer in Europe, workers of the Störtebeker beer brewery stood at the doors of the bottle depot eagerly awaiting the empty returns so they could be washed and refilled as quickly as possible. A bottle shortage swept the country due to the rate at which beer was being consumed to quench […]

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Hargreaves Lansdown apologises to clients in Neil Woodford funds | Business

The boss of stockbrokers Hargreaves Lansdown has apologised after thousands of the FTSE 100 company’s clients found their money trapped in ill-fated funds run by the renowned fund manager Neil Woodford. Chris Hill, its chief executive, said he shared clients’ disappointment and frustration after the closure of the Woodford equity income fund which prevented investors […]

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Which budget turntable, amp and speakers should I buy? | Money

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. I’ve just inherited my dad’s vinyl collection and am desperate to listen to the records but don’t have anything to play them […]

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Only 2% of actors make a living. How do you become one of them? | Film

The recent study by Queen Mary University of London showing that only 2% of actors make a living from the profession and that 90% are out of work at any one time would be sufficient to have most aspiring thespians reaching for the scotch, if only we could afford a drink in the first place. […]

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Woodford’s fall shows that investment genius rarely last | Nils Pratley | Business

You can find (at least for now) a short video on Woodford Investment Management’s website in which the man himself, back in September 2017, addresses a burning question: “Has Neil Woodford lost it?” Woodford’s answer, naturally, is that he still has “it”, just as he did in 1999 when he sat out the dotcom bubble […]

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