News in March 2006

 
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  • 31 Mar 2006Hospitals will not copeUK hospitals would not be able to cope to cope with the extra demands of a bird flu pandemic, health experts are warning today.
  • 31 Mar 2006Energy pricesEnergy company Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has put up its fuel prices for the second time this year.
  • 30 Mar 2006McKechnie awardsA parent who took a leaf out of Jamie Oliver's book to improve local school meals has won the Consumer Action award in the first ever Sheila McKechnie Foundation awards.
  • 30 Mar 2006Kids' dietary needsMost childminders and nurseries provide a healthy diet for young children, government inspectors reveal today.
  • 29 Mar 2006Phoning from abroadMobile phone companies could be forced to cut their charges for making and receiving calls abroad, under EU plans.
  • 29 Mar 2006Trade disappoints consumersHome improvement and repair work causes the most heartache for consumers of any product or service, figures released today show.
  • 29 Mar 2006Inspector Home reportPeople who buy brand new homes are getting a raw deal because of increasing numbers of faults, according to a report out today.
  • 28 Mar 2006Ofcom's rule changesWhich? has slated proposals to curb the amount of junk food TV ads aimed at kids for not going far enough.
  • 28 Mar 2006Parking feesHospital trusts are raking in as much as GBP 1.5 million a year each from patients for car parking, health chiefs have confirmed.
  • 28 Mar 2006Worldwide swoop on net scammersThousands of websites are to be scrutinised over the next three days in a worldwide sweep for online scammers.
  • 28 Mar 2006Powergen announces gas price riseSix million gas and electricity customers face more heartache after Powergen announced huge hikes to its energy prices.
  • 27 Mar 2006No respect for eldersEngland's public services are treating older people as 'second-class citizens', a report by three independent watchdogs has found.
  • 27 Mar 2006Detox product investigationThe medicines watchdog has launched an investigation into the marketing of products for detoxing your body.
  • 24 Mar 2006Product recallReebokand Ikea have issued product recalls after fears about children's safety.
  • 24 Mar 2006Sky HDTVSatellite broadcaster Sky has announced it will launch its high definition TV (HDTV) service in May.
 
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