THE second May bank holiday is here and it's a time for family and friends to get together - making sure you've got enough food and drink is pretty essential. Check out Marks and Spencer's May bank holiday 2018 opening times... How can I find out the opening times for my local M&S? Store opening hours depend on the size and location of each store. The best way to check when your local Marks and Spencer is open is to check their online Store Finder. Store locators not only tell you where your nearest store is and what time it is open, but also what departments are included at that store. It's always a good idea to check they have what you need before you kick off your bank holiday celebrations. When is Marks and Spencer open over the May bank holiday 2018? It is advisable you check in advance, as times vary between stores. Most stores will operate normal or slightly reduced opening hours on bank holiday Monday. Some supermarkets usually open from 8am-8pm, but are reducing these … [Read more...] about Marks and Spencer bank holiday opening times – what are the May 2018 bank holiday Monday opening hours?
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by Press Association May 16 2018, 6.17pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1 a week Sir Bobby Charlton and Gordon Banks led tributes to their fellow England World Cup winner Ray Wilson, who has died aged 83. Wilson became a national hero along with his team-mates when England beat West Germany 4-2 in the World Cup final at Wembley on July 30 1966. Charlton said Wilson’s death was “awful news” that saddened him and wife Lady Norma, adding: “Ray was an excellent team-mate at international level for many years and a close friend. “We shared some wonderful memories throughout our career and I had the pleasure of being his room-mate. Ray was a great man and he will be missed by so many people. “Our thoughts are with Ray’s wife, Pat, and their family during this difficult time.” Wilson, who spent his best playing days at Huddersfield and Everton, … [Read more...] about Ray Wilson saluted by fellow 1966 heroes Sir Bobby Charlton and Gordon Banks
Chinese finance officials had high expectations entering the first major meeting with new American counterparts last summer. President Donald Trump had feted Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort a few months earlier, suggesting the two nations would enjoy warmer ties than his campaign-trail attacks had implied.Those hopes were dashed by Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross nearly as soon as the July 19 talks began.Mnuchin told his visitors that he wouldn’t sign a traditional joint statement to end the meeting. Nor would there be a joint news conference, a ritual moment relished by the Chinese. Ross, a longstanding China hawk, proceeded to lecture the foreign delegation. The meeting ended in confusion, accelerating a downward spiral in economic ties with China.Now, as Mnuchin and Ross try to head off an all-out trade war, their talks in Beijing are made harder because of the Trump administration’s failure to … [Read more...] about How Trump Led the U.S. and China to the Brink of a Trade War
It is hard to square a US President bent on protectionism with two institutions that have been a bulwark for free trade for over 70 years. The Bretton Woods institutions, as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) are known collectively, were created during the Second World War to support the post-war economic and financial order. Their global ambitions were no accident. The founders knew that the war had its roots partly in economics, and that the future of capitalism depended on avoiding another Great Depression. Read more: IMF warns on record global debt load driven by China The World Bank initially loaned money to war-ravaged countries in western Europe, before switching to promoting economic development and social progress in developing nations. The IMF, meanwhile, set out to resolve the financial imbalances that partly lay behind the Great Depression in the 1930s. Their purpose now is to try to ensure an orderly financial system, and encourage trade, healthy labour … [Read more...] about The IMF and World Bank must evolve or lose their place in the new world order
Customer service is king and, when it comes to bank accounts, if something goes wrong it can have a massive impact on your finances. However, if you aren't happy with the way you are being treated you can vote with your feet - and some banks will pay you to switch accounts. Moneysavingexpert.com has revealed the UK's best banks for customer service after running its bi-annual banking customer service poll, which ranks banks based on the opinions of their customers. The TV presenter, and founder of the UK's largest consumer website, had almost 7,000 people respond to the survey, which asked consumers to rate their current account. It ranked First Direct as top of the tree for customer service - with 91 per cent branding them "great." RBS had a less impressive 28 per cent of customers deeming it great, with almost one third of customers branding them "poor." Nationwide retained its place as runner-up, again ahead of Co-op Bank and Smile (part of the same group), while TSB moved up to … [Read more...] about The UK’s worst and best banks revealed