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ASK TONY: BA offered £66 for £1,181 flights after my cancer diagnosis

Today

In late March I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and told I could not travel abroad in the summer as I would be undergoing chemotherapy. BA gave me a £66.20 refund.

The best guilt-free electric SUVs you can buy today

Today

This month sees the new Mercedes EQC (pictured) hit British roads for the first time, meaning that well-heeled families now have FOUR all-electric luxury SUVs to tempt them out of their Land Rovers.

FTSE LIVE: National Grid blackout faces probe; Pound still losing ground on no-deal fears

Today

The FTSE 100 closed down 64.65 points at 7125.00 and the pound was at $1.21 against the dollar.

Monzo customers can now receive Bacs payments 8 hours earlier

Today

Monzo is allowing its customers to bring payday forward eight hours in a bid to try and attract more people into using the bank for their salary.

Drivers who finance cars with lots of optional extras are being overcharged

Today

As most drivers who finance vehicles hand cars back at the end of the contract, finance companies are being rewarded with more valuable cars that they can make a profit on.

Can these seven 'safe havens' provide you with shelter from the storm?

Today

Tom Stevenson of Fidelity International offers his thoughts on seven of the most popular 'safe havens' and whether they can provide you with shelter from the storm.

More shoppers abandon Britain's biggest supermarkets in favour of Aldi and Lidl, report finds

Today

As the biggest supermarkets struggled to match last year's heatwave-driven boom, Lidl notched up a sales rise of 7.7 per cent and gained nearly half a million new shoppers.

London police have been handing out most FPNs to drivers using phones

Today

Since 1 March 2017, motorists caught on their phones have been stung with increased penalties, with offenders receiving £200 fines and six points on their licence.

Fords are most stolen car brand as police chief calls for motor industry to do more to tackle crime

Today

The number of Fords taken in the West Midlands so far this year - 1,557 - has more than trebled from the 489 in 2015 (stock of a keyless entry Ford), the police and crime commissioner said.

Persimmon profits dip as it sells less homes amid probe into quality

Today

The FTSE 100 housebuilder reported profit before tax of £509.3 million for the six months to 30 June, down from £516.3 million.

King of the road! Why Mollie King loves her new Range Rover

Today

Like millions of British motorists, Mollie King's morning commute is now done at the wheel of an SUV - though she's on the verge of trading in her Range Rover Evoque for a bigger Velar.

I want to divorce my violent husband after being estranged for decades

Today

My husband has been missing for 24 years and has a violent past. I cannot find his address but I know the county he is in. The police told me he was still causing women problems and best to avoid him.

Auction blunder sees sale of oldest Porsche in history collapse

Today

Operators of screens had mistaken the auctioneer's pronunciation, believing the 80-year-old machine had received bids of up to $70m when the highest offer had only reached $17m.

Supremely rare McLaren F1 with an engine bay bathed in GOLD sells for a record $19.8m

Today

This 1994 F1 LM (Le Mans) with a gold-plated engine bay has become the most expensive McLaren ever sold at auction and the third priciest British-built motor of all time.

How the average energy bill has risen by an inflation-busting amount in last 20 years

Today

In 1999 - two years into the Labour era under Tony Blair - the typical energy bill was just £666, according to data from Compare the Market.

Former pensions minister Baroness Altmann give her verdict on plans to raise state pension age to 75

Today

Very little in British politics these days surprises me, but my jaw dropped when I read about proposals to delay the state pension starting age to 75.

Sales hit £4.4m in marshmallow firm set up by Duchess of Cambridge's brother

Yesterday

Boomf, which also makes gifts and greeting cards, sold £4.4m of goods last year compared with £2.8m a year earlier.

MARKET REPORT: Online grocer Ocado turns the tables on City

Yesterday

Shares surged last night after JP Morgan analysts declared it has a 'superior economic model' to bricks-and-mortar rivals.

Predator now prey as Non-Standard Finance's value slumps

Yesterday

Shares in NSF - which reports half-year results today - have more than halved since it first announced the botched plot, as traders fret over its future.

Wife of Metro Bank founder spends £275,000 on shares in lender

Yesterday

Shirley Hill snapped up 100,000 shares at 275.2p each, filings show, splashing out £275,206 in total.