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September 2006

Mattresses spring into new life

Furniture giant Habitat is launching a recycling service for old and unwanted mattresses and divans in ten of its stores from October.

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DIY store to sell wind turbines

A 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.

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Airline liquid ban to be lifted

Air passengers will be able to take small amounts of liquids and gels on board planes in hand luggage from November.

Credit card companies raise rates

Credit card companies are hiking up their interest rates after the government forced them to cut to cut other charges.

NTL launches ‘4 for £40’ package

Cable giant NTL Telewest has launched a package which bundles together digital TV, unlimited broadband, home and mobile phone services.

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Painkiller probe over heart attack risk

European health chiefs are to investigate the safety of common painkillers such as ibuprofen.

New MPVs score well in crash tests

All five cars have scored well overall, but there are a few areas to watch out for on specific models, as our round-up shows.

Billions wasted on unused gadgets

British consumers are wasting almost £2 billion a year on gadgets that are rarely used, a new survey says.

Stay clear of bank charge refund firms

Customers 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.

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Britons branded poor shoppers

Britons are among the least savvy shoppers in Europe, a survey shows today.

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