What are you getting less of these days but paying more for?
The rising costs of living have us nearly all living on our nerves.. but what is your biggest pain point?
It’s safe to say we are living in a new economic climate. Rikki here with you this morning. Whether you’re reading this in bed, over your cornflakes or sitting at your desk in work (or at home if remote working is your thing), I thought this morning I’d ask for your input. It became very apparent to me that the rising costs of living were really being felt when I heard a lady in a shop tell a shop keeper that exactly the same shop last month cost her… wait for it £9.30 LESS. The lady commented that she deliberately did the exact same shop to compare.
Electric, gas, oil, petrol and food everything is going up in price but we are getting less bang for our buck. Let me give you an example, my latest gas bill informed me that I am using 30% less gas this year than last - much to my excitement! That was until I got to the bottom of the bill where it told me in monetary value I had spent more. So less units, but cost me more! Needless to say, the skip fairly left me and I was feeling slightly deflated!
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In the headlines
A multi-agency operation carried out on Thursday resulted in the discovery of a suspected distillation-type fuel laundering plant.
Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding a suspicious male between the areas of Princess Way and Five Acres, Portadown.
Thirteen abandoned bunnies have been discovered in a cardboard box at a roadside in Camlough.
An Upper Bann MLA has said that the company contracted by the Department of Health to provide wigs to cancer sufferers is not fulfilling this service.
The 17-year-old male was refused bail on Tuesday due to an alleged “propensity to predatory behaviour” and through fear of further reprisals.
A man threatened a female staff member with a knife before making off with cash from a shop in Newry on Tuesday morning
A man who smashed car windows after driving to Tandragee to check if his ex-partner was with her new boyfriend has been sentenced to a 12-month probation order.
A young Lurgan man who died suddenly on New Year’s Day will “remain forever young” in the hearts of his family, a priest has told mourners.. Requiem Mass for Conor McGeough, of Collingwood Drive, took place at St Paul’s Church on Wednesday.
Newry man stole £400 of clothes from Sports Direct in Armagh
Detectives have issued a fresh appeal for information in relation to the theft of an ATM from a filling station on the Portadown Road, Richhill, just before Christmas on Tuesday December 20 2022.
Natalie McNally murder update
Police say Natalie McNally was murdered by someone known to her, and someone she was comfortable allowing into her home, detectives investigating the murder have announced.
The update comes at the same time as childhood friend Jayne Doran penned an open letter to Natalie’s killer and shared a photograph of her and Natalie as children, and a further photo of her carrying Natalie’s coffin.
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A number of arrests have been made following a report a car failed to stop in Donegal and crossed over the border into Strabane during the early hours of today, Wednesday, January 4. The driver, aged 16 years old, was arrested on suspicion of driving-related offences, including aggravated vehicle and taking causing damage to the vehicle
Police investigating Dungannon Church break-in
South West College offers free breakfasts to students amid cost-of-living crisis