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Will Ed Miliband take the Labour party in a new direction ?

Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:46 am by papa_umau

As many of us are unsatisfied - to say the least - with what New-Labour has done for us in the past twelve years and many of us now know and are prepared to admit that the New-Labour experiment has failed miserably, I was wondering if the new Labour party leader will take Labour back to it's roots and start to care about the people of Britain again ?

Even if you do not support leftist ideas and …

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The Pension Tracing Service

Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:25 pm by papa_umau

If you are in the strange predicament of being unable to find what has happened to your workplace pension after you have changed jobs a few times, the best way to do this is by using the new Pension Tracing Service

OR... You can phone this free to register service on 08456002537

Best of luck to

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Professional advice for buying a car.

Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:58 am by Admin

Hi folks.

After a number of talks with one of our newest members, Richard, I have decided that it would be of great interest and even greater advice to the members and visitors to ROB to be able to avail ourselves of the vast experience this person has which is connected with the retail car industry.

As such I am now going to insert a document that he has spent a lot of time and effort …

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Cruising advice and SCAMS !!!

Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:36 pm by Nuthin fancy

Hi All,

Just to expand on the issues, here's something that has bugged me for ages...Crusing rip off's. Now, before everyone throws their hands up in horror at the cost consider this. IF you do your homework availing yourself of a crusing holiday can often work out cheaper than a normal package, as all food, entertainment is included. Costs rise if you want fancy cabins etc, but how often are …

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Great consumer advice from the BBC

Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:19 am by papa_umau

The BBC has put together a great site for us to find out about the pitfalls connected with this subject and how to either fix them or get around them.

BBC One "Watchdog" can be found in this link.

Yes, while this site is based around one of the BBC's own programmes it is still a great place to go when one needs consumer advice.

Click on the blue link above and give it a

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An Introduction

Thu May 07, 2015 7:52 pm by Nuthin fancy

Hello everyone,

Thought it may be time to re-contribute to the forum as there is always something interesting on here !. Just want to say I want to do this in the spirit of co-operation and not conflict which was what influenced my departure some time ago...Technician ( new name, Nuthin fancy ! )

Consumer advice for the elderly.....

Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:08 pm by papa_umau

As many elderly consumers seem to be targetted by rip-off merchants, I feel that it is good that they, in particular, should know what their rights are.

The Age UK site has prepared an excellent page of knowledge for just this particular demographic.

Please go the the AGE UK website HERE to read this advice.

Best of luck to all of you "golden oldies" out there, as I too am one of you  and I …

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First time home-buying explained.

Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:17 am by papa_umau

How do you buy a property? If you've never done it before the process can be daunting.

Buying a home means a lot of paperwork, procedures and different people getting involved.

Understanding roughly who does what and when before you start can make it less stressful.

HERE are the basic steps from The BBC Consumer magazine towards becoming a first-time home owner in England, Wales or Northern …

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How to and how NOT to complain.

Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:06 pm by papa_umau

If your complaints face to face with the sales assistant or even the manager have come to nothing then the next step is to write to the manager of the shop or outlet and  thereafter the head office of the company.

This should be factual, not insulting, and should follow the guidelines laid out below.


The Manager: always write to people by name. Always ask for peoples' names and …

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