Fernhill School Glasgow: Top private school offers mortgage-style repayment scheme to cover pupil fees

Private school offers mortgage-style repayment scheme to cover 9,000-a-year day pupil fees Fernhill School in Glasgow is offering parents chance to spread fees over ten years, interest freePayment plan could reduce monthly payments by up to 50 per cent /13 – with the highest fees topping 21,000. The increases put pressure on parents – particularly those for whom private education is at the limits of affordability.

Profits up 10 per cent but British Gas plans another price increase… as bosses line up a 10million windfall

Profits up 11 per cent but British Gas plans another price increase… as bosses line up a 10million windfall Company profits for 2012 soared to 606million But price rises for 12million customers could come as early as next winter have soared by 11 per cent on the previous year to 606million.

Groom and usher in 60,000 masked raid on wedding venue after owner gave couple half-price discount on reception

Groom raided his OWN wedding venue in 60,000 masked raid after owner even gave couple half-price discountCatherine Murphy gave hard-up couple a half price champagne buffetBut bridegroom Christopher Richards returned to steal from premisesCCTV cameras captured gang stealing cash, champagne, beer and wine They also smashed doors and ripped cabinets off walls during 10-hour raid By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 10:54 GMT, 2 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:09 GMT, 2 February 2013 When a wedding reception organiser decided to help out two hard-up friends by laying on a half price champagne buffet, the least she could have expected was a thank you. Instead, the bridegroom decided to repay the kindness by vandalising and stealing from the venue – leaving the owner with a 60,000 bill. Catherine Murphy, 34, decided to help out hard up Bridie Sparks, 26, and her husband to be Christopher Richards, by laying on the half-price champagne buffet for 90 guests.

House prices up 50% in capital hot spots in just three years as super-rich foreigners buy sought-after properties

House prices up 50% in capital hot spots in just three years as super-rich foreigners buy sought-after propertiesPrices 16.5 % cent higher than before the financial crash three years agoLondon’s property market outperformed the likes of New York and Paris . ‘Sales to Russians, US and Indian buyers remain the most prevalent, however. Between them they made up over 15 per cent of all sales last year.’ South Kensington, where the average house price tops 1million, drew the largest number of international buyers, with a staggering 76.5 per cent of all property in the area bought by foreigners last year

Cost of petrol set to rise by up to 5p a litre as stations pass on increase in wholesale prices

Cost of petrol set to rise by up to 5p a litre as stations pass on increase in wholesale prices 1p of rise in wholesale prices has been passed on at many petrol stationsRetailers insist they are not to blame for the 5p price riseAA attacked fuel industry for failing to pass on 2p fall in diesel wholesale costs that was worth 2.5p at the pump By Ray Massey PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:00 GMT, 25 January 2013 Motorists are facing more pain at the pumps, with increases of up to 5p a litre, the AA warned. Already 1p of the rise in wholesale prices has been passed on at many petrol stations – leaving another 4p to come.

America"s most expensive beach-hut? Tiny wooden property on sale for $2.5million but at least it has a nice view

America's most expensive beach-hut Tiny wooden property on sale for $2.5million but at least it has a nice view Red beach property comes with 20 acres of Hawaiian land The tiny, 484 square foot property is said to be a 'slice of paradise' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 21:17 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:45 GMT, 7 January 2013 A cosy red wooden hut nestled in the middle of the Hawaiian countryside is on sale for an eye-watering $2.5million. The property is described a 'slice of paradise' with vistas onto the pacific and the Laupahoehoe countryside. At only 484 square feet, the dimensions may be a little cosy, but the price tag may be helped by the 20-acres of lush Hawaiian countryside that come with it

New Year? We"re staying in! Cash-strapped Brits prepare for a muted celebration on the sofa with treats and snacks

New Year We're staying in! Cash-strapped Brits prepare for a muted celebration on the sofa to welcome in 2013 | UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 27 December 2012 Cash-strapped Britons are preparing for muted New Year's Eve celebrations with eight in ten planning a quiet night in, a survey revealed yesterday.

Amazon brings forward its sale to Christmas Day to take advantage of festive shoppers

Amazon brings forward festive sale to 9am Christmas Day to take advantage of online shoppers trying out new gadgetsLast year, online shoppers spent 186million on Christmas DayCustomers were logging on to their favourite stores as early as 6amDebenhams say children's clothes are most popular Christmas Day bargainHarrods' winter sale also starts online on December 25 | UPDATED: 11:51 GMT, 18 December 2012 Amazon has followed in the footsteps of a slew of other retailers by bringing forward its Boxing Day sale to Christmas Day. The online store expects this December 25 to be its busiest after spending on the day trebled over the past five years, in part thanks to families trying out Kindles, iPads and tablets they have been given as gifts. The proliferation of smartphones, home broadband and other gadgets also makes it much easier to make a purchase – and the price-cuts will make logging on as tempting as another slice of Yule log.

Cabinet in revolt over Camerons alcohol price plans: Senior Tories and Lib Dems unite to oppose unfair tax on the poor

Cabinet in revolt over Cameron’s alcohol price plans: Senior Tories and Lib Dems unite to oppose ‘unfair tax on the poor’Plan to make retailers sell alcohol for at least 45p a unit branded 'illiberal'Opposition grew when study showed poorest 20% would bear half price hike, paying an extra 318million a year for alcohol Wealthiest 20% would pay an extra 7m and richest 10% would pay nothing | UPDATED: 20:12 GMT, 16 December 2012 A bid to end Britain’s binge drinking culture by imposing a price hike on alcohol has been hit by a Cabinet revolt. Senior Tories and Liberal Democrats have united to oppose the minimum pricing proposals, condemning it as an ‘unfair tax on the poor’. Ministers critical of the plan, backed by David Cameron, to make retailers sell alcohol for at least 45p a unit said it was ‘illiberal’ and would punish responsible but cash-strapped drinkers.

93,000, the price of peace of mind: Amount would leave most people feeling "financially safe and comfortable"

93,000, the price of peace of mind: Amount would leave most people feeling 'financially safe and comfortable' | UPDATED: 00:12 GMT, 11 December 2012 We may all dream of winning many millions in a lottery rollover – but it seems that a little less than 100,000 would satisfy the hopes of most families. That’s how much would leave people feeling ‘financially safe and comfortable’, if it was in their account.