'Crisis economy' UK: You're in as bad a state as eurozone, says new Bank chief as IMF urges Osborne to ditch austerity packageMark Carney compared the UK to basket case countries in the eurozoneThe IMF has slashed its growth forecast for the UK over next two years By Alex Brummer PUBLISHED: 23:15 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:33 GMT, 19 April 2013 Warning: Mark Carney, who takes over from Sir Mervyn King in July, compared the UK with basket case countries in the eurozone in a brutal assessment of the economic outlook Britain was last night branded a ‘crisis economy’ by incoming Bank of England governor Mark Carney. The Canadian, who takes over from Sir Mervyn King in July, compared the UK with basket case countries in the eurozone in a brutal assessment of the economic outlook
Even better-off families are shopping for bargains as they struggle to make ends meet Food price rises have outpaced wage increasesHousehold budgets have been stretched to breaking pointShoppers are increasingly turning to bargain deals, multi-buy offers and vouchers to put enough food on the table | UPDATED: 08:37 GMT, 13 December 2012 Families are changing their daily diet to match the bargain food offers from supermarkets amid the longest cost of living squeeze in at least 100 years.
Why men are hopeless at wrapping Christmas presents: They spend just 60 seconds compared to women's three minutesWomen spend nearly thrice as long wrapping giftsSix in ten men spend a minute or less per present | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 11 December 2012 For any woman who has ever received a Christmas present from their other half that resembles something retrieved from the wastepaper basket, take heart. You're not the only one