News in July 2006

 
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  • 31 Jul 2006Argos card's extortionate chargesA £300 iPod could cost you £405 with an Argos Easy Shop store card, this month's Which? warns.
  • 31 Jul 2006Woolworths now sells carsHigh-street stalwart Woolworths has started selling cars at discounted prices.
  • 31 Jul 2006New egg shows when it's cookedTwo new inventions could spell the end of the humble egg-timer but may be the perfect solution for the generation that doesn't know how to boil an egg.
  • 29 Jul 2006Thames Water tops pollution listThames Water’swoes have continued after it emerged that the water giant clocked up the biggest fines for pollution in England and Wales last year.
  • 28 Jul 2006Home makeover pitfall warningWatch out for home improvement deals where you have to pay everything upfront.
  • 28 Jul 2006Stolen phone crackdownBritain’s mobile phone networks are joining forces to combat the growing problem of mobile phone theft.
  • 28 Jul 2006New herbal medicine adviceThe medicines watchdog has stepped up its fight against herbal remedies which make bogus claims about their  health benefits.
  • 27 Jul 2006British Gas raises prices againBritish Gascustomers face more misery after the energy giant confirmed it will be hiking up energy prices by as much as 12.4 per cent.
  • 27 Jul 2006BBC launches podcast trialNews addicts can now download news programmes from the BBC to mobile phones and video iPods.
  • 27 Jul 2006BT's 'groundbreaking' DVD dealFilm buffs will soon be able to download Hollywood blockbusters from the internet on the day of their DVD release.
  • 26 Jul 2006Blair threatens junk food ad banTony Blair has warned the food industry to take action over junk food adverts or face a government crackdown.
  • 26 Jul 2006Recycling scheme set for 2007A recycling network will be set up across the UK to deal with the country's unwanted electrical and electronic goods.
  • 26 Jul 2006Rare clematis flowers in heatwaveThe scorching hot weather is thought to be behind the first flowering in more than 25 years of a plant most botanists didn't even know was in the UK.
  • 25 Jul 2006Private hospitals not giving NHS value for moneyThe government's drive to send NHS patients for treatment in private hospitals has failed to cut waiting times or save money, an influential group of MPs said today.
  • 25 Jul 2006New rules to protect motorists' privacyNew measures have been announced to stop motorists' personal details being passed to ‘parking enforcement cheats' such as rogue wheel clampers.
 
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