Fundraiser Kerry Threadgill (second right) receives our donation along with charity shop staff (left to right) Tracy Richmond, Val Wilson and Debbie Snape
Our charity of the month for February is the British Red Cross – one of the world’s most iconic charities with workers to be found anywhere there is need or a disaster.
But they do a lot close to home as well, offering a wide range of services, including support in emergencies and for people in their own homes, event first aid and ambulance support, mobility aids and first aid courses.Read More
The Co-operative Bank has been placed under ‘intensive supervision’ by the Bank Of England as its survival options appear to dwindle.
BBC Business editor Simon Jack said: “The BBC understands contingency plans to ensure the ‘orderly failure’ of the 150 year old bank are well advanced.Read More
Royal Bank Of Scotland (RBS) has achieved a ‘pennies on the dollar’ settlement for one of a number of mortgage class actions it is facing in America.
RBS – together with Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank – have reached a $165 million class action settlement in a case involving their underwriting for sub-prime mortgage lender NovaStar Mortgage of Kansas City.Read More
Lloyds Bank is on the brink of re-privatisation as taxpayers’ stake dips below 3%.
Nine years after being bailed out by the government for £20.3 billion at the height of the financial crisis, analysts believe the final sell off could be made within months.Read More
Gladstone Brookes has received the prestigious Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award for 2017.
It has been granted as an independent seal of excellence voted for by real customers.Read More
Newcastle-based Virgin Money are considering making a bid to buy the Co-operative Bank after the struggling Co-op put itself up for sale last month.
Virgin’s banking chief executive, Jayne-Anne Gadhia, has described the Co-op as ‘a strategic opportunity.’Read More