A student has told how he has stayed debt-free through four years at university by working night shifts at a supermarket before clocking in to classes at 9am. Micheal Olorode, 21, has avoided taking out a student loan by working 10-hour shifts to pay for his rent, bills, books and food. He finished at 8am before starting his biomedical science classes at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Micheal, who was born in Nigeria and moved to Croydon, London, when he was seven, wants to be a physiotherapist. He told student website The Tab: “I would normally work on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and one day during the week depending on my university timetable. “It was tiring but fortunately I would be finishing uni at 2pm, then hopefully go to the gym then sleep.” Micheal, who is due to graduate this year, left his job in December last year when his exams began to take priority. He said: “I didn’t want to work too much as it’s my final year and I … [Read more...] about Student stayed debt-free by doing night shift until 8am then starting 9am class
Debt free in 10 years
From towels and toys to pick ‘n’ mix and kitchen utensils, Woolworths sold it all. But December 2008 marked the end of the retail-giant which had become a firm favourite with families around the country. With almost £400 million of debt, Woolworths – or Woolies as it was affectionately known – was forced to close 807 stores in the UK, leaving 27,000 people out of work. Since its demise a decade ago, many of the old branches which closed in towns including Hanley, Stoke, Burslem, Newcastle and Leek have been snapped up by other retailers – including Poundland, Iceland and B&M. But there is one North Staffordshire store which has been left vacant since the closure. Woolies’ Longton branch shut it doors for the final time on December 30, 2008 - and has never been reopened. It can be argued that the closure was the beginning of the end for the struggling town – which has seen other high street names, including fashion retailer Select and … [Read more...] about Woolworths closure 10 years on: What has happened to all of the old stores?
With millions of people still suffering the after-effects of the devastating financial crash 10 years on, smug Fred “The Shred” Goodwin clearly has no such worries. The former Royal Bank of Scotland boss was pictured smirking in one of his classic cars – and he has plenty to smile about after it emerged his pension pot is worth £17million. He has already raked in £6million since quitting in disgrace a decade ago, with a £2.8million lump sum. But it is a very different story for the millions of ordinary households who are on average £23,400 a year worse off thanks to the crash that Goodwin and other gambling bankers caused. And he seems to be showing little remorse over the 90,000 RBS jobs lost or the billions of pounds forked out by taxpayers to rescue his doomed bank. His clear disregard for those left trailing in the wake of the devastating financial disaster as he enjoys a £450,000 a year pension, according to analysis by … [Read more...] about Smug banker Fred the Shred £6m richer than when he quit in disgrace 10 years ago
Shropshire 6 September 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-45432423 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsTelford child sex abuse allegations Almost 270 cases have been referred to a child sexual … [Read more...] about Hundreds of CSE referrals in seven years
By John FallonIt’s the riddle that won’t go away and Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney added further mystique to their debt-free plans by stopping short of confirming whether they’d still be in the red after 2020.On inspection of the latest accounts published by the association yesterday, up to December 2017, it would seem quite a task to shift €38.2m of borrowings over a two-year period but Delaney was at his usual bullish best by insisting everything was on track.Exactly how the FAI will generate enough cash to wipe the burden Irish football has been crippled with for the past eight years wasn’t quite forthcoming at a media briefing.That, he vowed, would be articulated to delegates at their annual general meeting, this year being held at the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork, on August 18.An audience of the coveted football family housed within the main function room will be told, probably more than once, that turnover fell … [Read more...] about ‘It’s not bad business that you can clear your mortgage within 10 years’