Debt misery for 630,000 families trapped in negative equity homes 630,000 families have mortgages that are larger than value of their homesReport warns that more people may fall into negative equityCouncil of Mortgage Lenders estimates the number is actually closer to 800,000 people By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 01:39 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:24 GMT, 26 March 2013 Around 630,000 families in Britain are in negative equity, which means their mortgage is larger than the current value of their home, an official report revealed yesterday.
Plight of savers could get even worse as Bank of England considers NEGATIVE interest ratesDeputy governor Paul Tucker says Bank has discussed radical moveHigh street lenders would have to pay the central bank to hold their moneyMove could wipe out savings rates and inflation would ravage deposits By Rachel Rickard Straus PUBLISHED: 16:22 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:38 GMT, 26 February 2013 Negative interest rates should be considered as an option to encourage banks to lend to small and medium-sized firms, the Bank of England’s deputy governor for financial stability said today. Paul Tucker said the dramatic move had been discussed at this month’s rate-setting meeting as an option to help fuel economic growth
Subway closes in France after offering Valentine's Day special to heterosexual couples onlyOwner of shop in north-west city of Angers cited 'freedom of expression'Poster slammed as 'homophobic' went viralSubway France closes branch and forced to apologise via Facebook page By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 19:42 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 18 February 2013 The Valentine's Day poster which appeared at a Subway in Angers, France, which specifies it is for a man/woman combination only A French branch of the sandwich chain Subway has caused outrage after offering a Valentine's Day special to heterosexual couples only. The franchise in Angers, in the north-west of the country, has been forced to close after the owner's poster went viral and sparked widespread condemnation on Thursday
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Feeling down Blame it on Blue Monday: Today is the day we feel at our lowest ebbWoes include travel chaos, feeling poor after Christmas and lack of daylightMajor drop in motivation comes from continued winter darkness By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 00:55 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:04 GMT, 21 January 2013 How are you feeling today Chances are, not that great… Because this morning you woke up on what has come to be known as ‘Blue Monday’ – the day of the year on which most of us feel at our lowest ebb.
Why having a hot temper is 'good for your health': Expressing negative emotions can add two years to your life Researchers at University of Jena in Germany assessed 6,000+ patientsFound that those who internalised their anxiety suffered from a raised pulseHot-tempered Italians and Spanish 'live longer than stiff-upper lip English' | UPDATED: 23:10 GMT, 25 December 2012 Hot-tempered Italians and Spanish live nearly two years longer than the ‘stiff-upper lip’ English, researchers claim.
South widens property price gap with the rest of Britain: Value of London home up 28,500 in a year but falling in seven other regions | UPDATED: 01:57 GMT, 21 December 2012 Britain's housing market has ‘a stark North-South divide’, with house prices rising in London and the South but falling across the rest of the country, a report said yesterday. It showed that the value of homes in London has jumped by an average of 28,500 over the last year, but prices have been dropping in seven out of 11 regions
All school children in Britain should be tested for mental health illnesses, say experts Screening all 11-year-olds could reveal those at greater risk of conditions such as depression, claim researchersThis could help health authorities treat youngsters early and stop them descending into more hard to treat conditions However, other experts warn that labeling people as 'vulnerable' at such a young age could do more harm than good | UPDATED: 11:08 GMT, 29 November 2012 All school children should be screened for risk of mental illnesses such as depression, say leading mental health experts.