News in June 2006

 
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  • 30 Jun 2006OFT launches airports probeThe Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has launched an investigation into the UK airports sector to see if it works well for consumers.
  • 30 Jun 2006Motorists on mobiles as bad as drunk driversChatting on your mobile phone while driving is as dangerous as drink driving, according to a new US study.
  • 29 Jun 2006OFT crackdown on costly phoneline scamA company which conned consumers into thinking they'd won GBP 10,000 to lure them into calling a costly phone line has been forced to make a binding promise to stop ripping off the public.
  • 29 Jun 2006Flight complaints soarMore consumers than ever are complaining about a problem they suffered while in another EU country - and most concern flights.
  • 29 Jun 2006Care homes to get ratingsCare homes for elderly and disabled people are to be given hotel-style star ratings in a bid to improve standards, it's reported today.
  • 29 Jun 2006Woolwich to vanish from high streetThe Woolwich name is to disappear from the high street after 160 years.
  • 29 Jun 2006Tap water is healthy and environmentally friendlyTap water is as healthy to drink as bottled water and does far less damage to the environment, according to the industry watchdog.
  • 28 Jun 2006ASA raps Flora for health claimA newspaper ad which claimed Flora Pro.activ margarine 'helps keep blood vessels healthy' has been slated by the advertising watchdog.
  • 28 Jun 2006Thousands stolen from HSBC accountsA financial scam at an HSBC Indian call centre has seen close to a quarter of a million pounds siphoned out of British bank accounts, it emerged last night.
  • 28 Jun 2006Beta blockers axed for blood pressureUp to 2 million people suffering with high blood pressure are to be taken off beta blockers in favour of more effective drugs.
  • 27 Jun 2006Vodafone and T Mobile offer 3G broadbandVodafone and T-Mobile have both announced new services which will allow you to access high-speed 3G broadband while on the move.
  • 27 Jun 2006More drivers favour road chargesOne in four motorists are now prepared to accept tough measures to tackle road congestion, according to the RAC.
  • 27 Jun 2006Doctors slam scares over MMRThirty leading paediatricians have warned that more children will die unless a line is drawn under health scares that link the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism.
  • 26 Jun 2006New Halifax account pays 5 per centHalifax has thrown down the gauntlet to the 'big four' banks by launching a new high-interest current account.
  • 26 Jun 2006Cadbury denies link to food bug outbreakCadbury is insisting there's no link between a recent food poisoning outbreak and the mass contamination of its chocolate with the same strain of the salmonella bug.
 
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