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August 2006

Car insurance set to rise

Drivers look set to face a sharp rise in the cost of their car insurance after one of Britain's largest insurers announced plans to raise premiums by an average of 16 per cent.

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Ryanair to allow mobiles on flights

No-fills airline Ryanair has announced plans to allow passengers to use their mobile phones during flights.

Tesco service offers speedy delivery

Supermarket chain Tesco has launched a new home shopping service which it claims will slash the amount of time people spend waiting in for deliveries.

Royal Mail’s junk mail row

Royal Mail is at the centre of a row over junk mail after it suspended a postman who advised residents on a way of stopping it being delivered to their homes.

Beware of airport parking rogues

Holidaymakers hoping to cut costs by using off-site airport parking have been warned about crooked operators who've ripped off consumers and left cars damaged.

Free music download service to challenge Apple

The world's biggest music company is taking on Apple by making its entire music catalogue available on a free, legal download service.

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Elderly patients face hospital hunger

Nine out of ten nurses say they don't always have time to help patients eat properly, says new research from Age Concern.

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Pupils are stocking up on snacks

Children are stocking up 'a secret mountain of junk food' on their way to and from school, according to new research.

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Scientists claim organic milk is healthier

A group of scientists say they have evidence that organic milk has more health benefits than standard milk.

Show to offer garden planning tips

Gardeners thinking ahead to how they're going to plan next year’s garden should pop along to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) London Flower Show next month.

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