My accountancy institute has told us to warn people of a new phishing email scam supposedly from HMRC. If you get such an email just delete it. I've removed the hyperlinks from what follows.


The full text of this latest scam email (complete with original typos) is: 

From: HMRC []
Sent: 18 September 2014 11:09
To: Recipients
Subject: HMRC - HM Revenue & Customs


Dear Taxpayer 

We wish to inform you that as of September 20 you are no longer eligible to receive a Tax Return. The reason being the expiration of your current information regarding the method by which you receive your Tax Returns. To alleviate this problem you must renew this information by filling out and submiting this form 

Untill you complete this process you will not be able to receive any Tax Return. Please note: Submitting invalid records can lead to the inability to receive Tax Returns for a period of 6 months. 

Please submit the Tax Return Information Update Form and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it. 

Thank you.


Hope its a good un' Cold Sweat xx  


 "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night"

Heard about this on YouTube a couple of days ago, but was wary of posting about it here as I didn't want to give the little git the clicks and publicity. It's now been taken down...


YouTube co-star Mazzi Maz: Sam Pepper 'has gone too far'

  • 22 September 2014

YouTube star and ex-Big Brother contestant Sam Pepper is facing criticism over his latest video, which has now been taken down.

The film Fake Hand Ass Pinch Prank follows the 25-year-old on a high street with the arms of his jacket tucked into his pockets.

One of his arms is hidden under his coat so he can pinch women's bums whilst asking for directions.

Mazzi Maz collaborates on YouTube with Sam and thinks he's gone "too far".


He says he didn't know Sam was going to be publishing the video.

"When I saw it, I called him straight away and was like bro, are you feeling OK?"

He says Sam told him he didn't think the video would blow up like this.

"It's a controversial video. What does he expect?

"There are things you just don't do. YouTube is a place where you can get ripped to shreds."

Maz says most of Sam's 2.4 million subscribers are girls.

"We are meant to push the boundaries but you need to know what's right and what's wrong.

"A sexual predator isn't a good look."


The 20-year-old says: "I woke up this morning and wondered if my mum wants to talk to his mum to see if we should still be friends.

"I'm now worried I'll be linked to him. I need to message people to make sure they know we are not the same person.

"I don't want the whole world thinking I am a sexual predator. I like tea and cheese!"


Since the backlash Sam Pepper has reportedly been banned by the organisers of Vidcon and Playlist.

"They are just doing their job," says Maz.

"It's like any other business. When s*** hits the fan it's game over. They don't wanna make their attendees feel unsafe."

Maz says he'll be giving Sam a call to make sure he's OK.

"He's my friend after all. But I don't think I'll be doing any more collaborations with him."

Newsbeat has contacted Sam Pepper, but so far has had no response.




Full Story:


KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quit her job on live TV last night, outing herself as the owner of an Alaskan cannabis club and declaring "f*ck it".

Having grown weary of reporting the news, Greene told viewers she would instead be putting all her energy into the fight to legalise marijuana in the state, having previously reported on the Alaska Cannabis Club without mentioning her connection to it.


In a jaw-dropping twist to the end of a segment she was presenting, she said: "Now everything you heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska.


"And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f**k it, I quit."


The Alaska Cannabis Club, which connects medical marijuana cardholders with local growers, urged its Facebook followers to tune into KTVA earlier in the evening.


Following Greene's mic drop, the main anchor could only stutter: "Alright we apologise for that….we'll, we'll be right back."


Green has since started an Indiegogo campaign for cannabis reform, explaining in its summary: "I'm Charlo Greene, the president and CEO of the Alaska Cannabis Club - Alaska's only legal medical marijuana resource.


"I just quit my news reporting job on live TV to announce that I am redirecting all of my energy toward helping to end a failed drug policy that has ruined the lives of far too many Americans."


KTVA could only apologise on Twitter, saying rather worryingly (and hopefully erroneously) that Charlo had been "terminated".


"Viewers, we sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter on the air tonight," it wrote. "The employee has been terminated."




It looks like it is coming back... again.


But more importantly I decided to Google Map the shop. Here it is if you fancy a butchers, sorry, not a butchers but a hairdressers.,-1.1436568,3a,75y,176.41h,86.22t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s5p47by3Mm1SttKZIZr6ltA!2e0!6m1!1e1







As a pipe smoker I would like to know your views on this 'filthy' habit.


Should it all be banned outright.

Is it ok in outdoor areas - after all it is out in the fresh air?

Not in enclosed spaces   -  even if its open to the elements?


Or do you think smokers are being demonised?

Why should smokers have to go outside to spark up?

What about dedicated smoking rooms?



I need the answer in the Vietnamese Dong or in cubits.


Thanks in advance.




So im having a nosey and seeing what i would be looking at if/whenever i pass a test... Cheapest on Gocompare is £2375!! on a car that only costs £1750 (Peugeot 206 1.4)


Seriously wondering if its worth carrying on!

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