The issue I'm having is that all of my £ symbols are being replaced with a ? inside a diamond
I am under the impression this is something to do with my databases collation / charset? as its not seeing £ as a valid character.
Have tried switching my collation from the default latin to utf8_unicode_ci and have checked that mysql is set to use utf8
I don't seem to be able to get much out of google for this issue, one of those problems where I just can't quite get the terminology right in my search so the results I get are unrelated to this issue.