News in May 2006

 
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  • 31 May 2006Vodafone set to provide broadbandMobile phone giant Vodafone is looking to branch out into providing broadband.
  • 31 May 2006National Express errorNational Express has been rapped by advertising watchdogs for wrongly boasting on the radio that passengers could take surf boards as luggage.
  • 31 May 2006Patient surgery choice extendedPatients are to get more choice of where to have their NHS treatment under plans unveiled by the government today.
  • 30 May 2006Disabled badge fraud costing millionsMillions of pounds of parking and congestion fees are being lost in city centres because of motorists abusing the disabled parking scheme, according to a new report.
  • 26 May 2006Sharp misleads consumersElectronics giant Sharp has been criticised for wrongly claiming a TV would be 'ideal' for watching high-definition (HD) TV.
  • 25 May 2006Warning over 'unnecessary' prostate surgeryMany men with non-aggressive prostate cancer face years of side-effects because they've had to go through unnecessary surgery and radiotherapy
  • 24 May 2006Private dental patients get better rightsWhich? has welcomed a new service which will make it easier for patients to complain about private dental care.
  • 24 May 2006Lord Chancellor unveils legal shake-upA major shake-up of the way consumers access the law has been announced by the Lord Chancellor today, at the offices of Which?.
  • 23 May 2006Call to axe alternative treatment on NHSA group of leading British scientists believes the NHS should stop using complementary medicine and spend the money instead on treatments that are 'based on solid evidence.'
  • 20 May 2006Lost luggageBritish Airways loses the luggage of five passengers, on average, on every jumbo jet flight, says a new report.
  • 19 May 2006Snacks recalled in toxin scareChocolates and snacks have been pulled from shop shelves after toxins known to cause cancer in animals were found in a batch of rice flour.
  • 19 May 2006Healthier school meals on the menuSchool children will no longer be fed 'the rubbish they've been given for decades', the new Education Secretary pledged today.
  • 18 May 2006Law Society fined over complaintsThe Law Society has been fined GBP 250,000 for failing to sort out a proper system for dealing with complaints about lawyers.
  • 18 May 2006GP surgeries 'bursting', says BMAThree-quarters of GP practices are so packed they are 'bursting at the seams', a new survey warns.
  • 18 May 2006Bausch and Lomb recalls lens solutionContact lens wearers have been told to stop using a soft contact lens solution after it was linked to an eye infection which can cause blindness.
 
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