Interest rates bite

Herd-pressed loan customers are missing more than 7,700 repayments every day in an indication that interest rate hikes are biting, it was claimed yesterday.

Herd-pressed loan customers are missing more than 7,700 repayments every day in an indication that interest rate hikes are biting, it was claimed yesterday. Research suggested almost 1.4 million repayments unpaid in the past six months.

Low backing

SUPPORT for a constitution is lower in the UK than anywhere else in the European Union, a new survey shows. Only 43% of Britons back the concept of a constitution, compared with a 66% average. Findings were revealed on the eve of a summit at which PM Tony Blair will battle against a constitution.

Police honours

PC Jon Henry, 36, stabbed after racing to answer a 999 call that a Luton window cleaner had been stabbed will be buried with full police honours on July 2.

Tycoon flop

DRAGON'S Den star Peter Jones, 41, could be licking his wounds after his new TV show, Tycoon, flopped in ratings. The multi-millionaire has invested £160,000 in the ITV1 business reality show.

School horror

THREE children aged between four and five were sent home early from school today after seeing a builder crushed to death by a digger at a Swindon school.

Peace role

TONY Blair and George Bush have discussed the possibility of the outgoing Prime Minister being a Middle East peace envoy.

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