News in October 2007

 
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  • 31 Oct 2007Students fuel Wikipedia growthStudents returning to school and university are believed to be behind a surge in popularity of the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.
  • 31 Oct 2007Social website launched for 'silver surfers'A MySpace-style social networking site aimed at the over-50s has been launched today.
  • 31 Oct 2007Huge rise in complaints about water firmsAlmost 241,000 written complaints were made by customers to water and sewerage companies in 2006-07, an increase of nearly 30% compared with the previous year, the Consumer Council for Water announced today.
  • 31 Oct 2007Drivers still flouting mobile lawDrivers continue to flout the law and use handheld mobile phones while behind the wheel, figures released by a road safety website suggest.
  • 31 Oct 2007More supermarket competition neededShoppers in some areas of the UK are being let down by a lack of competition between supermarkets, a major probe released today has found.
  • 31 Oct 2007Banks lose card cover appealBanks and credit card companies have failed in their bid to deprive British shoppers of valuable protection when they use their credit cards abroad.
  • 30 Oct 2007Toy industry told to boost safety effortsThe toy industry must ‘redouble its efforts on safety’ following a spate of high profile recalls.
  • 30 Oct 2007Asda to sell cheap football shirtsAsda will sell Scotland football shirts for £29 following a deal with kit manufacturer Diadora, it has announced.
  • 30 Oct 2007TV networks launch YouTube rivalTelevision networks NBC and Fox are set to launch an online video site that hosts programming from various entertainment companies in a bid to seize viewers from Google's YouTube.
  • 30 Oct 2007One in 15 cars uninsuredAlmost one in 15 cars on Britain's roads is being driven while uninsured, new government figures show.
  • 30 Oct 2007How to claim a payment protection refundIf you've got a mortgage, have borrowed money or bought something on credit, check whether you're paying for payment protection insurance (PPI) you don't need, Which? warns today.
  • 30 Oct 2007One million join Sky broadbandSky has announced it’s signed up 1 million customers to its broadband service.
  • 30 Oct 2007Petrol prices pass £1 a litrePetrol prices have broken through the £1-a-litre mark in some parts of the UK amid warnings that prices will continue to rise.
  • 30 Oct 2007Post Office launches broadband dealsThe Post Office has launched a new broadband service aimed at older customers and those who prefer to pay by cash.
  • 29 Oct 20073 launches Skype mobileMobile company 3 has unveiled a new handset which allows you to make free calls over the internet to people with Skype.
 
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