With household budgets under pressure, there's a warning that many families in the South may take on quick-fix loans just to get through the cost of Christmas next month - and pay for it in the New Year.
Today in Southampton protesters gathered outside businesses offering pay-day loans, to highlight the possible dangers of high interest debt. Mel Bloor reports.
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Tuesday morning's forecast for the east of the region
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