More than eight million families admit spiraling personal debts are "a burden" with average UK household now 3,200 in the red


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More than eight million families admit spiraling personal debts are 'a burden' with average UK household now 3,200 in the redPressure of debt has got worse since the 2008 recession, ONS survey findsSouth-East has the highest levels, Wales the lowestBritish debt mountain now approaching 100bn, based on unpaid credit cards, loans and overdrafts By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 16:17 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 28 January 2013 More than eight million families admit their personal debts are ‘a burden’ as the country’s total debt mountain balloons to nearly 100billion, official figures revealed yesterday. The report, from the Office for National Statistics, highlights how debt problems have jumped sharply since the recession struck in 2008. To make matters worse, it ignores people’s mortgages, and looks only at other types of debt such as an unpaid credit card bill, an overdraft and a personal loan

Killer who stabbed cannabis dealer to death less than two hours after starting community service is jailed for 23 years


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Killer who stabbed cannabis dealer to death less than two hours after starting community service is jailed for 23 years Reardon Emanuel, 20, convicted of murder by a jury after a trial at the Old BaileyEmanuel attacked 36 year-old O’Neil Irwin, brutally stabbing him and chasing him down the street on his bicycle Incident happened less than two hours after Emanuel finished unpaid work in the community | UPDATED: 21:05 GMT, 14 December 2012 Victim: O'Neil Irwin left a trail of blood down the street before bleeding to death A killer who stabbed a cannabis dealer to death less than two hours after carrying out unpaid work in the community was jailed for at least 25 years today. Reardon Emanuel, 20, attacked 36 year-old O’Neil Irwin while under the supervision of the Probation Service for having an offensive weapon in public.

Gordon Ramsay"s father-in-law tries to shut down his global empire: High Court battle to wind up company that owns restaurants


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Now Ramsay's father-in-law tries to shut down his global empire: High Court battle to wind up company that owns restaurantsChristopher Hutcheson has lodged a petition to wind up his son-in-law's restaurantsHe claims he is taking the drastic action in pursuit of a 'significant unpaid debt' | UPDATED: 01:47 GMT, 6 December 2012 Bitter row: Christopher Hutcheson has reignited his bitter feud with son Gordon Ramsey Gordon Ramsay’s father-in-law reignited their bitter war yesterday by demanding the High Court shut down the chef’s global empire.

Benefits adviser Manjit Singh Cheema recruited his mother Balbir Kaur to cheat taxpayer of 30,000 using insider knowledge


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Council benefits adviser recruited his OWN mother to cheat taxpayer of 30,000 – using insider knowledge of welfare system Mother and son team lied while they lived together in house owned by him Basildon Crown Court sentenced them to 150 hours of unpaid work | UPDATED: 16:03 GMT, 30 November 2012 Cheat: Havering Council worker, Cheema, 23, abused his position to fraudulently claim benefits A crooked benefits adviser teamed up with his mother to cheat the council where he worked out of 30,000 in housing and council tax benefits, using insider knowledge of the welfare system. Havering Council worker Manjit Singh Cheema, 23, and his mother Balbir Kaur, 46, both of Romford, Essex, were spared jail after admitting fraud by abuse of position