News in 2005

 
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  • 30 Dec 2005Fake DVDs and CDs seized in raidsMore than GBP 1.5 million-worth of pirated goods including DVDs and CDs have been seized in a series of raids.
  • 29 Dec 2005New guide to green claimsShoppers searching out bargains in the post-Christmas sales should beware certain 'eco-friendly' logos that aren't all they appear, says a new government guide.
  • 28 Dec 2005Pest threat from imported plantsGardeners are unaware of the environmental threat posed by pests and diseases from imported plants, according to the Royal Horticultural Society(RHS).
  • 21 Dec 2005Crazy Frog frenzyThousands of mobile phone users who ran up big bills downloading the Crazy Frog ringtone could be in line for a refund.
  • 21 Dec 2005Store card changes not enoughMeasures proposed today to prevent shoppers running up huge bills on high-interest store cards don't go far enough, says Which?.
  • 20 Dec 2005ITV News Channel axedITV has announced it is to axe its News Channel a month early so that staff can have a break over the festive season.
  • 14 Dec 2005Comet backs downHigh street chain Comet has admitted giving bogus information to shoppers about the benefits of its high-definition television (HDTV) sets.
  • 13 Dec 2005Your rights onlineMillions of UK shoppers are getting a raw deal because they don't have the same rights as their Continental counterparts, according to Citizens Advice.
  • 12 Dec 2005How to cheat call centresA website is set to give out tips on getting round companies' automated call centre systems.
  • 12 Dec 2005British gas strikesBritish Gashas said it will do its 'very best' to protect vulnerable customers during a series of strikes by its heating engineers.
  • 09 Dec 2005Government phonelinesMore than one in three people ringing government helplines are not getting through according to damning new figures released today
  • 08 Dec 2005Stamp prices riseThe price of a first-class stamp is set to rise next April by 2p to 32p.
  • 08 Dec 2005Payment protectionCompanies selling loan repayment cover are to be investigated over concerns that consumers could be getting a raw deal.
  • 08 Dec 2005Bt offers TVBT has signed deals with three entertainment giants to provide programmes, music and films for its planned TV-over-broadband service
  • 07 Dec 2005Waterstones bid referredBook buyers have helped to put the brakes on a multi-million pound bid by Waterstone's to buy one of its main rivals.
 
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