The national minimum wage will increase by 20p an hour to £6.70, the Government has announced.Read the full story ›
Drivers in Brighton and Hove are being urged to use their mobile phones to pay for parking. The city council is removing half of all ticket machines to save money. But some motorists fear the change will make parking more difficult for those without mobiles. Malcolm Shaw spoke to Jason Kitcat, the Green leader of Brighton & Hove City Council, and Steve Percy of People's Parking Protest.
Like the stuff itself, petrol and diesel prices are volatile. And whether you drive or not, your life is affected by them. When the cost of a litre started to skyrocket some years ago, freight organisations and drivers groups said it couldn't go on.
Well it hasn't - and much to many people's surprise, petrol's almost below a pound a litre - and according to the boss of Shell, prices will stay low for months. But what does this mean for companies, and consumers, around the south-east? David Johns has been finding out.
The National Lottery has taken unusual steps to find the owner of an unclaimed EuroMillions ticket.Read the full story ›
An elderly victim is warning others of a new scam that could result in a person’s bank account being wiped out by a fraudster.Read the full story ›
A football fan from Southampton has scooped nearly £93,000 after placing a £2 bet on football scores.
Dean Clay who's 48 and from Chandler's Ford won the money by successfully predicting the results of 14 matches over the weekend.
A Southampton punter has scooped £92,944, after placing a £2 bet on a football accumulator in his local betting shop over the weekend.Read the full story ›
A pair of rare Russian medals found in house in Dorset are expected to fetch around three to five thousand pounds each at auction.
The gold collectables date back to the 1700s and are believed to have been struck during the reign of Catherine the Great (1761-1796).
One of the coins depicts the establishment of the Foundling Hospital in Moscow. The auctioneer who discovered the medals, Timothy Medhurst, said that newspaper articles in the years after the site opened reported that up to 40 children per day were admitted to the institution which could hold up to 7000 children.
It is hoped the sale may attract some wealthy Russian bidders keen to purchase historical objects. The items will be sold at Duke's of Dorchester on 12th March.
Both medals depict important events in the history of Russia - the Foundling Hospital for example, was so important to the country that when Napoleon retreated from Moscow in 1812, he gave specific orders to preserve the building.
To find not one but two medals crafted in gold, an expensive material in which very few medals were ever issued and in this original condition is exceptional.
Christmas is now well and truly over and whilst the partying and over-eating may have come to an end, for many people a nightmare could be about to begin - the nightmare of debt. Faced with bills for hundreds or even thousands of pounds, some find the new year too much to cope with.
It's not just about Christmas of course - for some, debt is a problem that can come from drinking, gambling, drugs or other addictions. Our reporter David Johns has been to meet a former City high-flier who lost his job, house, wife and all his money because of uncontrollable gambling - and hear how he turned his life around.
He speaks to former gambling addict Justyn Larcombe; David Trice from West Kent Debt Advice; and military collector Neil Thomas.