Debt-hit soldiers are targeted by 3,300% payday loan firm… in MOD's own magazineLoans company sold advertising space in Ministry of Defence magazine Rising concern about the number of soldiers getting into debtNew recruits earn less than 14,000 a year and private are paid 18,000 | UPDATED: 01:15 GMT, 30 December 2012 Condemned: The MoD magazine that includes the advert for payday loans from Forces Loans, a company charging an APR of more than 3,300 per cent The Ministry of Defence was condemned last night for cashing in on the debts of its poorest soldiers by selling advertising space in its staff magazine to a payday loans company
Feud over Frankie the cat leaves family with 20,000 legal bill after 'foster owner' refuses to hand him back Rosalind Mahoney handed Frankie over to June Allan on what she thought was a temporary basis while her house was being renovatedBut Mrs Allan, 83, has refused to hand the cat back and a judge has ruled in her favour – leaving the Mahoneys distraught | UPDATED: 15:01 GMT, 22 December 2012 The black dot on his nose and his white-socked paws do not single out Frankie as a particularly remarkable cat. So it must be his charm that has led this moggy into the centre of a bitter tug-of-love which ended in a courtroom drama and left one family 20,000 worse off. The extraordinary row, which has set two lifetime animal lovers against each other, began last year when Rosalind Mahoney handed over Frankie to June Allan on what she thought was a temporary basis.
iSeeYou: Now Google even watches what you buy offline so it can target you with more personalised ads Any collected data will be protected through safeguards allowing for the anonymity of customers | UPDATED: 18:57 GMT, 22 December 2012 Watching you: Google will now collect data on users both online and in the real world Just when you thought Google couldn't target you with more specific advertising – based on your web surfing – it's going one step further. The search giant now intends to use data uploaded by retailers about consumers' offline purchases in order to target them with even more targeted ads. In other words, it will know what you spend at the mall as well as at the keyboard
Driven to distraction: Motorists spend a FIFTH of their time not looking at the road Researchers found drivers take their eyes off the road every nine secondsClouds, scenery and sat navs blamed for distractions | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 19 December 2012 The alarming extent to which drivers lose concentration has been highlighted by researchers. Motorists take their eyes off the road for almost a fifth of their time behind the wheel, rising to nearly a quarter if they use a satnav, a study reveals
Gambling game The Health Lottery banned from running adverts that made 'irresponsible promises of financial security to boost sales' | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 19 December 2012 Watchdogs have found the Health Lottery guilty of making irresponsible promises of financial security to boost sales Advertisements promoting the gambling game suggested a winner could pay off their home loan, effectively ending their money troubles. However, the Gambling Reform & Society Perception Group (GRASP) said it was wrong to promote a lottery on the basis it was a way to clear debts. The Health Lottery has been banned from running this advert because it suggested a winner could pay off their home loan, effectively ending their money troubles, according to a ruling by the advertising watchdog Its complaint has been upheld in a ruling published by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) today, which has banned the organisation from running the advert again
Radio station behind prank Kate hospital call pulls ALL advertising from its shows following global outrage at hoaxRadio network Austereo has suspended all advertising on 2DayFM It comes after major firms such as Telstra, Coles and Lexus Australia pulled their advertising campaigns following the death of Jacintha Saldanha | UPDATED: 01:26 GMT, 9 December 2012 The radio station which allowed two of its DJs to prank call the Duchess of Cambridge's hospital has suspended all advertising on its shows. Radio network Austereo announced it had suspended all advertising on 2Day FM following a number of high-profile advertiser boycotts. Major firms such as Telstra, Coles and Lexus Australia had already pulled their advertising campaigns following the death of 46-year-old nurse Jacintha Saldanha
Fake No, Holly’s teeth really are this white: Toothpaste advert cleared of using TV trickery | UPDATED: 12:10 GMT, 5 December 2012 She is known to daytime TV viewers for her perfect smile and gleaming teeth. But when Holly Willoughby appeared in a commercial for toothpaste, some viewers asked if her dazzling grin was the result of TV fakery