News in October 2006

 
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  • 13 Oct 2006Virgin cuts fuel surchargeVirgin Atlantichas announced it's cutting its fuel surcharge from £35 per flight to £30.
  • 12 Oct 2006Electricals sales soarA surge in demand for TVs, games consoles and sat nav equipment is set to make electricals the UK’s fastest growing retail sector in 2006.
  • 12 Oct 2006Most NHS trusts 'need to improve'A damning report has branded more than half of England's NHS trusts only weak or fair in the services they provide or the way they manage taxpayers' money.
  • 12 Oct 2006OFT to cut back on investigationsThe Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is planning to cut the number of cases it investigates.
  • 12 Oct 2006NI banking sector not competitiveCustomers of Northern Ireland's ‘big four’ banks are being stung with higher charges than British customers and receiving lower levels of interest on their savings because of a lack of competition in the sector.
  • 11 Oct 2006Carphone Warehouse buys AOLCarphone Warehousehas agreed a £370 million deal to buy the UK arm of internet provider AOL from Time Warner.
  • 11 Oct 2006Anti-wrinkle cream advert misled shoppersAn advert for a Clinique anti-wrinkle cream made misleading claims about its effect on the skin, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said today.
  • 11 Oct 2006Britons have worst diets in EuropeBritish people have the worst diets in Europe according to the head of the nation’s food watchdog.
  • 11 Oct 2006TV phone quiz probeAn investigation has been launched into the money-making phone lines used by TV quiz shows.
  • 11 Oct 2006Samsung's new 10 megapixel camera phoneKorean electronics giant Samsung has launched the world’s first 10 megapixel (Mp) camera phone.
  • 10 Oct 2006United front against junk food advertisingWhich? and 23 other organisations have written to broadcast regulator Ofcom demanding a 9pm watershed on the television advertising of unhealthy food to children.
  • 10 Oct 2006Dentists leaving NHSMore than 1,500 dentists in England have quit the NHS following the government’s dentistry shake-up in April.
  • 10 Oct 2006Postal watchdog probes collection complaintsThe postal regulator is investigating complaints that the final daily collection from some post boxes in England and Wales is now as early as 9am.
  • 09 Oct 2006EU bans UK dairy in hygiene rowA Lancashire dairy has been banned from selling its cheese in Europe after EC officials found evidence of antibiotics, dyes and detergents in its products.
  • 09 Oct 2006Junk mail warningMoves to increase the amount of junk mail that can be delivered to your home will damage the environment and cost you more in taxes, it was claimed today.
 
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