You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeA Cambourne broker who threatened to kill his partner after his cocaine fuelled paranoia led him to believe she was having an affair has been handed a suspended sentence.John Ryall, of Jeavons Lane, Great Cambourne, previously pleaded guilty to common assault and making threats to kill.The 37 year old was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday (September 12) where he was handed a 12 month prison sentence, suspended for two years.Ryall was also ordered to complete a building better relationships programme, a 30 day rehabilitation activity requirement, and 150 hours of unpaid work.Read MoreRecap: Cambourne broker is sentenced over threats to kill partner after thinking she was having affairJames McLernon, prosecuting, said shortly after midnight on July 23 the victim was at home in Great Cambourne with her partner, the defendant.He added: “The victim said the defendant had been to the pub and she’d picked him up, but when they were in bed he accused her of having an affair with someone else.”He used a light to inspect the bed sheets. The victim said at some times, Ryall could be jealous and controlling.”The victim tried to get dressed, but was grabbed round the head by Ryall who then repeatedly put his hand over her mouth and nose despite her crying and begging him to stop.Mr McLernon added: “She [the victim] said she went limp to make him stop. It’s accepted by the Crown that she did not lose consciousness.”Ryall then used two hands one hand over her mouth and another over her nose.
You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeA new study has found that one in six (17%) UK adults do not know how much money they have in their current account, and a further 19 per cent are unable to say how much they have spent at the end of every month.The survey of 1,000 British adults in January was conducted by mobile money app Monese and found that 55 to 64 year olds were the least financially aware, while millennials (25 34) were the most money minded.Residents of Blackpool, Swansea and Manchester, were the most likely to be clueless about the contents of their bank balance.While people in Dundee, Belfast, Preston, Liverpool and Cambridge were the most clued up.Read MoreGet Scottish news that matters to you sent to your inbox with our newslettersAt the beginning of the year, more than eight in ten (83%) adults said they were looking to improve their money management this year and had set themselves at least one financial goal.Saving money for a rainy day (37%), hitting a savings milestone (26%), and putting cash aside for travel or a dream holiday (25%) were the nation’s top financial goals for 2021.A fifth (20%) of Brits said they were also striving to reduce their outgoings this year.With 80 per cent of New Year’s resolutions failing by the second week of February, and these latest statistics showing that many people are still struggling to manage their money, the experts at Monese have shared five top tips to help people get back on track with their financial goals.Review your income and essential outgoings so you know what you’ll have leftover each month. Keep checking this, especially if your income varies, to ensure you’re not accidentally over spending.Use this insight to give yourself a weekly or monthly non essential spending budget, and to gauge what you can afford to regularly save.Make use of all the available money management account features that your bank or money app offers, to help you stay on top of your spending and saving.If you can, set up detailed transactional alerts every time you make a purchase. Seeing these alerts can really remind you what you’re spending..