Saddled with more than £20,000 of debts to payday loan firms and no income, Ian Jordan could see no way out of his financial situation, so the 60-year-old took an overdose of painkillers to end his own life.
After his death he received 1,000 texts from lenders demanding cash and Ian's daughter Samantha Carr has now demanded a government clampdown and posted an emotional video on YouTube, telling of her heartache and outlining how easy it is to get into financial trouble.
Below is a video Samantha made while heartbroken over her dad's death.
She couldn't breathe until she was 16 years old
The secrets of Peaches Geldof's drug addiction were made public yesterday at an inquest into her death.
The 25-year-old journalist, presenter and model has been battling a heroin addiction for more than two and half years. Police discovered heroin with a syringe and burnt spoons in her home.
Her husband Thomas Cohen had been away at the time but told the inquest he found Peaches slumped on a bed in the family's spare room.
Good Morning Britain speaks to Katie Hind, showbiz editor for the Sunday People, who knew Peaches and saw her shortly before her death.
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There were more than 16 million deaths in WWI and dying with many of the wounded were their stories, leading to many forgotten lives.
Over the next week we go on a journey of discovery with our presenters as they piece together the jigsaw puzzle of their families WWI pasts. Who will discover their Great Uncle was decorated and whose Great Uncle went down with the ship? Today we take a look at Susanna Reid's past...
Around two million UK borrowers who took out risky loans before the financial downturn, or who still have high loan-to-value mortgages, may be unprepared for the burden of higher interest rates, an organisation has said.
Resolution Foundation is to reportedly call on the Financial Conduct Authority to force lenders to make 'immediate contact' with those at risk, while stating that many banks themselves want regulators to issue such warnings.