News in April 2006

 
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  • 30 Apr 2006Book chain takeoverBook buyers look to have been foiled in their attempts to stop Waterstone's multi-million pound bid to buy one of its main rivals.
  • 28 Apr 2006Crash testsTwo new vehicles offer limited protection to pedestrians in a crash according to tests carried out by Euro NCAP, the crash-test organisation co-founded by Which?.
  • 28 Apr 2006A&E carePatients in England are confused about where they should turn for medical care when GP surgeries are closed, according to new research from Which?.
  • 27 Apr 2006Summer bordersGardening Which? has trialled hundreds of perennials to find the most impressive and reliable for anyone wanting to create a dazzling summer border.
  • 26 Apr 2006Interest paidLloyds TSBhas announced it will start paying instant interest on cheques from the moment customers pay them in.
  • 26 Apr 2006ASA raps SharpElectronics giant Sharp has been criticised for wrongly claiming a TV would be 'ideal' for watching high-definition (HD) TV.
  • 26 Apr 2006ASA rulingA Kentucky Fried Chicken TV advert showing call centre workers singing with their mouths full has become the UK's most complained advert ever.
  • 26 Apr 2006Supermarket profitsSupermarket giant Tesco has further strengthened its grip on the retail sector after reporting record profits of GBP 2.21 billion - a jump of almost 17 per cent on the previous year.
  • 24 Apr 2006Garden improvementSome people spend up to GBP 10,000 on improving their gardens when they move to a new home, a survey has revealed.
  • 24 Apr 2006Child safety onlineA new project has been unveiled to crack down on internet child porn and help keep kids safe online.
  • 24 Apr 2006Change of tacticShoppers at PC World will no longer face hard-sell tactics after the company revealed it is to ditch commission-based selling.
  • 21 Apr 2006Childrens healthNews that the number of obese children aged 11 to 15 has nearly doubled in a decade has been described as a 'public health time bomb'.
  • 21 Apr 2006M&S food labelling errorMarks and Spencerhas pulled batches of it bean and spinach salad from shelves over fears they could trigger a potentially deadly reaction in people allergic to soya.
  • 20 Apr 2006BA price warBritish Airways has slashed fares on its short haul routes by up to 50 per cent in a direct challenge to low cost airlines.
  • 20 Apr 2006Rail station safetyA senior police officer has admitted that passengers are right to be worried about their safety at some railway stations.
 
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