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February 2007

Concern over car ‘black box’ scheme

Motoring groups expressed concern today about a possible government plan to install satellite tracking systems in cars to curb speeding drivers.

Watchdog claims kids let down by hospital care

Children are being let down by the general care they receive in hospitals across England, a critical report by the health watchdog found today.

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Beware of ‘miracle’ treatment fraudsters

Consumers have been warned not to be hoodwinked into wasting money on 'miracle' health and slimming products which don't do what they claim.

Protection not guaranteed for online fraud

Online fraud is on the increase but victims are not guaranteed to have their losses refunded by their bank, Which? Money warns today.

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Vitamins may not help you live longer, study says

Common vitamin pills may not help you live a longer life, a new study has found.

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BBC free-to-view satellite service set to go ahead

The BBC Trust has provisionally approved the launch of free-to-view digital satellite service Freesat.

Motorists could face random breath tests

Drivers could face random breath-tests under government proposals to curb drink-driving.

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Powergen announces price cuts

Energy company Powergen fired another salvo in the sector's growing price war today after announcing plans to cut prices for six million domestic customers.

Sky profit warning over channels row

BSkyB has warned of a possible £20 million hit to profits if a row with Virgin Media leads to its basic channels being pulled from the cable network.

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Drivers facing stricter mobile phone penalties

Stricter penalties for using hand-held mobile phones while at the wheel take effect from today.

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