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Member Advice on Maturing Pensions 25/03/2014

UK Budget 2014: Pensions Unleashed

Forever Torn - Jason Greenfield 11/07/2013

Forever Torn - A Masterpiece

Everything that starts with F ... 10/07/2013

Forever Torn: A Masterpiece

Costa Coffee Club 04/02/2012

All Points to Costa

Costa Coffee Club COSTA COFFEE; OVERPRICED? People tend to fall into two broad categories when it comes to Coffee Shops; those that use them (whether infrequently as an occasional treat or regularly as a caffeine fuelling station) and those that never venture into such territory on the grounds (small pun intended) that £2 or more for a 'cup of coffee' is a complete and utter rip off. So are coffee shops ripping us off by charging us so much for a single hot drink? In my opinion, not at all. I'll explain why. On the face of it, the cost is unjustified; the beans, milk and water used for a single cup simply don't add up anywhere remotely close to 200 British Pennies. But there is more than just this to take into account. If you were to make a coffee at home, for example, you would also have to use electricity to heat up the water in the kettle, you would need to use hot water and a cleaning product to clean the cup and spoon after (all of which cost extra pennies). In a coffee shop, you aren't JUST paying for the overheads either; you're paying for someone else to make your drink with a little expertise and you're paying to sit in a warm and comfortable environment. You're also paying for convenience; to be able to pop in and grab a coffee in the middle of a shopping trip perhaps. If you're out shopping and suddenly could do with a nice rest and a coffee, to trek back home for the trouble just wouldn't cut it. Even if it were desirable, the petrol used to drive home and back and the pure hassle ...

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Lovers & Losers

Doctor Who Series 6 Part 1 (DVD) 20/06/2011

Silence Please; The Doctor is Back!

Doctor Who The Complete Specials Boxset (DVD) 13/05/2011

Doctor Who: The Specials

Doctor Who Series 3 Complete Boxset 10/05/2011

DR Who: The Master of Sci-Fi

Doctor Who - Series 5 - Complete (DVD) 08/05/2011

DR Who: Time for Change

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Get Creative With Music

Everything that starts with V ... 09/07/2008

Vspawn's Britain

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Anyone for White Rhino Tea?

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon 26/07/2005

Who Killed Wellington?

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