News in January 2006

 
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  • 31 Jan 2006Shoppers snub Dixons and PowerhouseElectrical giants Dixons and Powerhouse are among British shoppers' least favourite stores, a new Which? survey has found.
  • 31 Jan 2006Healthcare change plansHealth Secretary Patricia Hewitt unveiled the plans in a White Paper which she said would bring healthcare 'closer to people's homes'.
  • 31 Jan 2006Shopper satisfaction surveyShoppers say Marks & Spencer (M&S;) and Next are Britain's leading clothes stores when it comes to keeping customers happy, a Which? survey reveals.
  • 31 Jan 2006Waitrose tops the shopsA Which? survey on customer satisfaction revealed Waitrose to be the top high street chain
  • 30 Jan 2006New TrustMark logoA new government-backed body launches a logo today to help consumers identify decent builders, electricians, plumbers and other tradespeople.
  • 30 Jan 2006Junk food firms exposedMajor food manufacturers are coming up with increasingly novel ways to target kids
  • 28 Jan 2006Massive confusion on cashpoint feesAlmost half of bank customers are confused about whether they can use the Big Four banks' cashpoints for free.
  • 27 Jan 2006Eating fruit and vegetables cuts stroke riskEating more than the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables per pay dramatically cuts the risk of suffering a stroke, a new report claims today.
  • 26 Jan 2006Soft drink giants relentLeading fizzy drinks manufacturers have agreed to stop targeting kids
  • 26 Jan 2006OFT stops Swiss 'clairvoyant'The OFT clamped down on a scam by a Swiss 'clairvoyant'
  • 26 Jan 2006Super watchdog plannedThe government is planning ot create a new super watchdog which will unite many leading consumer bodies
  • 25 Jan 2006Reverse call ad bannedA TV advert for reverse-charge calls featuring pop star Holly Valance has been banned for failing to give call costs
  • 25 Jan 2006Michelin recalls tyresTyre manufacturer Michelin is recalling 10,000 tyres which may have a dangerous defect.
  • 25 Jan 2006GPs to prescribe more statinsMillions of patients at risk of heart disease will be offered cholesterol-lowering drugs in a bid to save thousands of lives.
  • 25 Jan 2006Ofcom site helps cut cost of calls from abroadHolidaymakers should consider switching their mobile phone tariff before they leave the UK - or face rip-off charges when calling home.
 
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