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AGENDA WEST Consumer News: Paying a deposit for furniture? Don’t get caught out if the company goes bust like House of Fraser and like Fiona Boston you are forced to ‘steal’ it since you’ve paid for it already – save the trouble and check them out with Checkaco first

AGENDA WEST Consumer News: Paying a deposit for furniture? Don’t get caught out if the company goes bust like House of Fraser and like Fiona Boston you are forced to ‘steal’ it since you’ve paid for it already – save the trouble and check them out with Checkaco first

So many people got caught out when House of Fraser went bust as they lost their deposits on furniture and various goods. And although one family took matters into their own hands and went into the Bristol store and carried out the sofa they had paid for in reality you will have lost it all. […]

By February 18, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST Business News: another day another retailer in trouble with Laura Ashley on the brink of collapse as the owners meet with their lenders after the stores lost millions last year

AGENDA WEST Business News: another day another retailer in trouble with Laura Ashley on the brink of collapse as the owners meet with their lenders after the stores lost millions last year

High Street stalwart Laura Ashley is on the brink of collapse as crisis talks take place with its malasian owners due to a slim in sales and a falling market share. Jasper Jolly writing in The Guardian reported: “The company, which is listed in the UK, said it would have to “consider all appropriate options” […]

By February 18, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES News: Axbridge could soon only have one dedicated pub if planners agree to the change of use of one of the town’s hostelries

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES News: Axbridge could soon only have one dedicated pub if planners agree to the change of use of one of the town’s hostelries

The landlady of the Crown Inn Linda Bishop has put in planning permission to convert the pub in Axbridge’s St Mary Street to a residential property. The proposed closure of the public house will take place this spring. If Sedgemoor planners agree to the application which can be viewed on their website would mean the […]

By February 18, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Feature: from jilted Clifton bride to Bristol playwright and Christian evangelist – and founder of schools across Somerset – the extraordinary story of Hannah More

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Feature: from jilted Clifton bride to Bristol playwright and Christian evangelist – and founder of schools across Somerset – the extraordinary story of Hannah More

This article was written by Harry Mottram in 2013 I blame it on Four Weddings and a Funeral – the 1994 Richard Curtis RomCom that propelled Hugh Grant to fame when he dumped Duck Face or rather Henrietta (Anna Chancellor) at the altar in wedding number four. It began a vogue for wedding ceremonies that didn’t go […]

By February 18, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST Consumer news: Before you switch energy companies – read this and save money and heartache – and don’t end up loaning a failing utility cash because you are in credit

AGENDA WEST Consumer news: Before you switch energy companies – read this and save money and heartache – and don’t end up loaning a failing utility cash because you are in credit

Last year nine energy firms went bust in the UK meaning nearly a million people lost their energy company of choice as they were automatically switched to a new one. Many of those customers were in credit and won’t get their money back from their defunct supplier. Instead Ofgem allocates the customers of the bust […]

By February 17, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST Business News: firms keep on crashing and it’s only February – Beales, the Burger Chain and Hawkin’s Bazaar go – but is it a blip? ICSM Credit give their verdict and the reasons are to be found at home

AGENDA WEST Business News: firms keep on crashing and it’s only February – Beales, the Burger Chain and Hawkin’s Bazaar go – but is it a blip? ICSM Credit give their verdict and the reasons are to be found at home

Call it the 2020 massacre or the season of company closures but since Christmas a huge number of firms have gone. If the names of Debenhams and Jamie’s Italian are famous for being famous and being famous for failing then the vast number of retailers and restaurants that also go to the wall are ones […]

By February 17, 2020 Read More →
Agenda West Consumer News: her wedding venue went pop – if only she’d done a credit check with Checkaco for £3.85 – instead of losing £5,500. Axbridge Chamber of Commerce member warns against making deposits before checking the firm

Agenda West Consumer News: her wedding venue went pop – if only she’d done a credit check with Checkaco for £3.85 – instead of losing £5,500. Axbridge Chamber of Commerce member warns against making deposits before checking the firm

Her wedding venue went pop – if only she’d done a credit check A bride to be has lost her £5,500 deposit for her wedding reception when Botleigh Grange Hotel in Southampton went into administration. Sasha Miles was reported in the Daily Mail to have planned her wedding day with Fraser Monahan of Hampshire for […]

By February 17, 2020 Read More →
Agenda West Consumer News: beware giving a wedding shop a hefty deposit: check them out first before you order your gown and accessories (so as to be sure you won’t lose everything ahead of your big day)

Agenda West Consumer News: beware giving a wedding shop a hefty deposit: check them out first before you order your gown and accessories (so as to be sure you won’t lose everything ahead of your big day)

Last summer Absolute Bridal Couture in Prestwich went bust leaving heartbroken brides to be without their dresses and out of pocket. It’s not the first wedding shop to close down suddenly and it won’t be the last. It’s standard practice for a wedding shop to ask for a 50% deposit on a dress with off […]

By February 17, 2020 Read More →
AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Member reveals which countries are the worst late payers to British companies in ‘league of shame’ for international trade

AXBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Member reveals which countries are the worst late payers to British companies in ‘league of shame’ for international trade

Chinese, German and American firms highlighted in ‘league of shame’ debtors Survey shows which countries are worst at settling bills Business Insight have released figures following a survey of 11,000 invoices from UK firms sent to overseas clients that show almost half were paid late. Top of the list of the nations traded with was […]

By February 17, 2020 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Feature: how much and how little has changed in Axbridge, Cheddar, Banwell and Sandford in these ‘then and now’ photographs

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES Feature: how much and how little has changed in Axbridge, Cheddar, Banwell and Sandford in these ‘then and now’ photographs

This article was written in 2013 by Harry Mottram It’s the minutia of photographs that attract. The little details that reveal so much about the scene – whether it’s what people are wearing or what’s in the background – or even what’s half out of a photo as it was thought not interesting enough to […]

By February 16, 2020 Read More →
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