Wiltshire Council is first to send council tax bills online

Wiltshire Council is first to send council tax bills online
"Dotpost is available on most mobile devices, and will provide secure online access to key documents like for example a stored copy of your passport which you could in an emergency, as well as an increasing number of bills and communications from …
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Private well owners near Line 9 feel like 'second-class citizens'
With six pipelines that run across North Dumfries — three that carry natural gas, two for oil and one for refined products such as jet fuel — plus a rail line, the municipality has long been prepared for an emergency spill from any one of them. "This …
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Snapshots of Malaysia Airlines passengers

Interesting dose of bureaucratic honesty on US passport form.
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Snapshots of Malaysia Airlines passengers
Once a week, he would come see us with the whole family. He really took care of us." Gurusami Subramaniam says he worked 20 … Malaysia's main opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, knows the captain and said "he is against any form of extremism." The …
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US court tells Sonia Gandhi to present copy of passport to support absence claim
New York, United Sikhs (March 21, 2014): A US court has asked India's Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi to provide a copy of her passport to show that she was not in the US between September 2 and September 9 last year. It may be recalled that …
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Expired Coupons – Garbage Or Couponing Gold?

If you are a novice coupon shopper you may think that as soon as your coupons expire they should be thrown straight in the trash. But that is not always the case!

If you can’t find a place to use the coupons yourself or would just like to help out our country’s military families, you should know that commissaries on military bases overseas will honor expired coupons. Usually they will accept coupons up to six months past their expiration date. This can be a great way for military families to really stretch every dollar. There are several groups who gather and mail expired coupons overseas to families there who can use them.

If you are interested in doing this, make sure you sort the coupons into two categories: food and non-food. Clip the coupons out of the inserts. This will not only make it much easier for those receiving the coupons on the other end but also will make shipping less expensive for you. Consider putting the coupons into plastic baggies or rubber-banding them so they stay organized. Flat-rate shipping is a great way to get a lot of coupons to the military families without paying a lot for shipping. Your local post office may want to examine the contents of the package you are mailing overseas, so take the box or envelope to the post office open and then do the final taping there after it has been viewed by a post office employee. You will also be asked to fill out a customs form. This is common for anything that is going to a military base. This can be a great thing to help out the military families, so if your store doesn’t accept expired coupons, consider sending them overseas.

There are also opportunities stateside to use expired coupons. Some stores will accept expired coupons. Finding out if your local stores will accept them is generally as simple as asking at the customer service desk or calling the store and speaking to the manager. It is best to not just try to pass them off to the cashier and hope you don’t get caught. If it is not your store’s policy to accept these, you can get a bad reputation as an unscrupulous coupon shopper.

Frequently companies that issue store coupons (coupons that are only good in their stores) will be more lenient with the expiration date on these types of coupons. Again, it’s good to ask, but the closer to the expiration date, generally the better luck you will have with being able to redeem them. 

Stores that accept expired coupons are often proud of this fact and will prominently display a sign in their window or information on their website letting you know. But if your store doesn’t do this, don’t hesitate to ask and find out what their policy is.

There are lots more tips and tricks to using coupons to maximum benefit. For more information and to sign up for a free mini-course on coupon shopping, please visit http://www.KeyIngredientPublishing.com

Missing passport feared stolen, used for identity theft

Missing passport feared stolen, used for identity theft
Danha had sent his wife and daughter's Zimbabwean passports to Harare to be renewed because they were planning a return visit this summer. But soon after, he got a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada inviting the … Danha requested the …
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Are Credit Monitoring Services Worth It?
Fraud alerts last 90 days, and you can renew them as often as you like (a recurring calendar entry can help with this task); consumers who can demonstrate that they are victims or are likely to be victims of identity theft can apply for a long-term …
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Five air-safety lessons from MH370's mysterious disappearance
The SMH report said while it takes time to identify and analyse an image taken from space, China and the US are not inclined to share secrets as air defences and space-based surveillance hardware are some of the most sensitive military information …
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The best man in the county clerk's office is named Sue

The best man in the county clerk's office is named Sue
As she does with lots customers, Smolka chatted with them, getting to know them. Shortly after that, the … Following checks and searches all over, the clerk's office had to ask people to come back in, and they redid the passport applications. Not too …
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Sizemore battling for job as Red Sox starting center fielder
According to a police report, after producing a passport and an Arkansas license that was suspended because of a previous DUI arrest, Denney cussed at two officers and said he was a Red Sox player and made more money than either of the officers, likely …
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Criminal records may not be a bar to getting EU citizenship
In one exchange with the reporters, Ms Petrova said that if the crime had occurred some time ago, it would be possible to get a passport: “If he's rehabilitated it doesn't count, it should not show on his certificate. So if he's rehabilitated that's …
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On the right track
As the most movement in ticket confirmations happen four hours before the train departs, a low number "WL" means there is a good chance of not only getting on the train but making it to CNF. If you don't have internet, check the sheet of paper stuck on …
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How 1280 Artworks Stolen by the Nazis were Hidden in a Munich Apartment

How 1280 Artworks Stolen by the Nazis were Hidden in a Munich Apartment
The old man produced an Austrian passport that said he was Rolf Nikolaus Cornelius Gurlitt, born in Hamburg in 1932. ….. (Nazi-era art hoarders—they're just like us!) A Very German … German restitution laws that apply to looted art are highly …
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Friends, family doubt arrested Dearborn man was on way to join Hizballah
Hamdan said the timing of his trip to Lebanaon would depend on his ability to get a Lebanese or U.S. passport. To be able to apply for a temporary passport, he filed a police report March 4 with Dearborn Heights police saying his passport had been stolen.
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A young, gay immigrant comes out of two closets
Born in Guatemala, he is in the U.S. illegally, even though he speaks and thinks in English and considers himself as thoroughly American as his U.S.-born classmates. Nor until recently had he … Vicente didn't have a driver's license, passport or …
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