Fly Ryanair without paying the extras, plus the chance to live a spiritual life

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Money news

Campaigner will donate first Jane Austen £10 note to women’s shelter

Tuition fees row: education expert warns over graduate earnings

Number of people switching energy supplier up 30% in a year

British pubs under threat from new ‘eye-watering’ business rates

Feature

Build-to-rent – the solution to Britain’s housing crisis?

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Quitain’s Wembley Park development, which includes 5,000 built-to-rent homes. Photograph: High Level Photography/Quintain

In pictures

Heavenly living in a former church

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This Victorian church in the village of Blackmore End near Braintree, Essex, has been converted into a five-bedroom detached house. Photograph: Fine & Country

In the spotlight

Ryanair has announced changes to its baggage policy, including £5 for “priority boarding”. But there are ways around it, writes Patrick Collinson

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Up go some baggage charges ... but there are ways to keep them grounded. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA

Consumer champions

You thought eBay is unfair to sellers? It’s got nothing on Etsy

Held in secure immigration as Ryanair fails to reunite me with ‘lost’ passport

‘Special assistance’ was of no assistance with Eurostar

Is this a new record for GWR’s no pay for a delay?

Money deals

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