News in September 2006

 
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  • 29 Sep 2006DIY store to sell wind turbinesA DIY chain is launching a new range of budget-priced wind turbines and solar panels from next month to help householders generate their own energy.
  • 29 Sep 2006Mattresses spring into new lifeFurniture giant Habitat is launching a recycling service for old and unwanted mattresses and divans in ten of its stores from October.
  • 28 Sep 2006NTL launches '4 for £40' packageCable giant NTL Telewest has launched a package which bundles together digital TV, unlimited broadband, home and mobile phone services.
  • 28 Sep 2006Painkiller probe over heart attack riskEuropean health chiefs are to investigate the safety of common painkillers such as ibuprofen.
  • 28 Sep 2006Billions wasted on unused gadgetsBritish consumers are wasting almost £2 billion a year on gadgets that are rarely used, a new survey says.
  • 28 Sep 2006New MPVs score well in crash testsAll five cars have scored well overall, but there are a few areas to watch out for on specific models, as our round-up shows.
  • 28 Sep 2006Credit card companies raise ratesCredit card companies are hiking up their interest rates after the government forced them to cut to cut other charges.
  • 28 Sep 2006Airline liquid ban to be liftedAir passengers will be able to take small amounts of liquids and gels on board planes in hand luggage from November.
  • 27 Sep 2006Britons branded poor shoppersBritons are among the least savvy shoppers in Europe, a survey shows today.
  • 27 Sep 2006New orange Sainsbury's bags are greenerSupermarket giant Sainsbury's has stepped up efforts to prove its green credentials by ditching its white carrier bags for orange versions which are a third recycled material.
  • 27 Sep 2006US relaxes airline liquid banUS authorities have relaxed the total ban on carrying liquids and gels on to aircraft flying from the States.
  • 27 Sep 2006Stay clear of bank charge refund firmsCustomers trying to recoup unfair bank charges should stay clear of firms which offer to do the work for you - but take a cut of any refund.
  • 26 Sep 2006Fruit and veg pesticide warningConsumers who eat a lot of fruit and vegetables are in danger of being exposed to unsafe levels of pesticides, campaigners claim.
  • 26 Sep 2006Parents back junk food ad banParents and health campaigners have overwhelmingly backed a pre-watershed ban on junk food adverts.
  • 26 Sep 2006BT payphone price riseBThas announced that the minimum cost of making a call from a payphone will rise to 40p from November.
 
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