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Millions miss bills as finances bite

An estimated 4.1 million people are in financial difficulty owing to missed domestic or credit bills, a major study has found. These consumers – most likely to be aged between 25 and 34 – have failed to pay bills in three or more of the last six months. The findings come as part of a survey of 13,000 people by the regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It suggests 25.6 million consumers could be vulnerable to financial harm. This means that they display at least one of a series of…

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Laidlaw to miss Scotland's autumn Tests

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw will miss the autumn Tests because of a fractured ankle, his club side Clermont Auvergne have announced. The former Edinburgh and Gloucester scrum-half was injured in his side’s weekend Champions Cup win over Ospreys. Laidlaw will be unavailable for Scotland’s home matches against Samoa, New Zealand and Australia next month. Stand-in skipper John Barclay could also miss out as he continues to battle against an ongoing concussion issue. Laidlaw is expected to be out for 10-12 weeks but should return in time for Scotland’s Six Nations…

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Injured Konta to miss end-of-season finals

British number one Johanna Konta will miss this month’s WTA Finals after withdrawing from next week’s Kremlin Cup with a foot injury. The 26-year-old world number 10 had to reach the final of the Moscow event in order to secure a place at the Singapore season finale which features the top eight players in the world. Konta suffered the injury prior to the Hong Kong Open earlier this month. Until then, the Briton had held the last WTA Finals qualifying spot. A losing streak which extended to five matches with…

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Jack Nowell could miss England's autumn internationals after suffering facial fractures

Exeter wing Jack Nowell could miss England’s autumn Tests after suffering “a couple of fractures” around his cheek and eye socket. Although Chiefs’ rugby director Rob Baxter does not want to put a definite time-frame on Nowell’s recovery at this stage, an absence of anything between four and eight weeks is likely. Nowell, who has scored 11 tries in 23 Tests for England and toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions earlier this year, was hurt during Exeter’s Aviva Premiership victory over Newcastle last weekend. “Jack has got…

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Burnley's Jonathan Walters ruled out until Christmas and will miss Republic of Ireland's World Cup play-off games

Jonathan Walters Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Jonathan Walters is expected to miss the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup play-off games. The 34-year-old Burnley forward is currently sidelined by a knee problem. It is understood he will not have recovered in time for the play-offs, the first legs of which will be staged between November 9 and 11, with the return fixtures then taking place over the following three days. According to reports, Walters will be out of action until at least Christmas. As well as sitting out the Republic’s matches…

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Worst miss ever? WATCH this insane open-goal fail from the Dutch fourth division

Watch the incredible miss below… Monday, October 9, 2017 Is there anything worse in football than missing an open goal? Yes, there is… missing an open goal as easy as the chance Harkemase Boys had over the weekend. The Harkemase striker won the ball off a vv Capelle defender before rounding the keeper, but he failed with the easiest part of his job – putting the ball in the back of the net! Words cannot really do the miss justice, so watch a video of it below… Let’s block ads! (Why?)

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