News in February 2006

 
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  • 28 Feb 2006Duty totals riseThe value of goods that you can bring into the country from outside the EU without having to pay duty may rise, thanks to a new proposal.
  • 28 Feb 2006Child obesityToday's children risk dying younger than their parents if the government doesn't do more to tackle the problem of obesity in youngsters, a new report warns.
  • 27 Feb 20064x4 drivers tax warningMotorists drive gas-guzzling 4x4 cars may be hit with higher taxes because of the environmental damage caused by the cars' high emissions.
  • 27 Feb 2006Consumers mistrust over pensionsOnly one in nine people would trust the financial services industry to look after their pension pot, according to new research from Which?.
  • 27 Feb 2006Pure launches Evoke-3Pure's Evoke-3, which costs about GBP 200, allows listeners to pause and rewind live DAB digital radio for up to 30 minutes and record multiple tracks or complete radio programmes to a memory card.
  • 27 Feb 2006Post Office plan would leave pensioners 'stranded'MPs have warned that pensioners will be 'stranded' by government plans to remove support for the Post Office card account.
  • 25 Feb 2006More fraud protection needed on eBayInternet auction site eBay should be doing more to shield its customers from the growing threat of fraud, according to Computing Which?.
  • 24 Feb 2006Chevrolet safety worriesConcerns have been raised over the crash safety of two new cars.
  • 24 Feb 2006Chevrolet and Kia come in for car safety criticismConcerns have been raised over the crash safety of two new cars.
  • 23 Feb 2006Waiting list for radiotherapyMore than half of cancer patients needing radiotherapy to treat the disease are waiting longer than the recommended four weeks to get it.
  • 23 Feb 2006Delayed flightsMore than 10 per cent of holiday charter flights using UK airports were at least an hour late last summer, according to figures published today.
  • 23 Feb 2006Radiotherapy waiting timesMore than half of cancer patients needing radiotherapy to treat the disease are waiting longer than the recommended four weeks to get it.
  • 23 Feb 2006Charter flight problemsMore than 10 per cent of holiday charter flights using UK airports were at least an hour late last summer, according to figures published today.
  • 22 Feb 2006ASA raps Asda over price comparisonAn advert which claimed a basket of shopping from Asda was GBP 10 cheaper than a similar basket from Morrisons was misleading, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said today.
  • 22 Feb 2006Water bills: big rise in AprilWater bills across England and Wales are to rise by 5.5 per cent - three times the rate of inflation - from April this year.
 
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