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October 2007

Students fuel Wikipedia growth

Students returning to school and university are believed to be behind a surge in popularity of the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.

Banks lose card cover appeal

Banks and credit card companies have failed in their bid to deprive British shoppers of valuable protection when they use their credit cards abroad.

Huge rise in complaints about water firms

Almost 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.

More supermarket competition needed

Shoppers in some areas of the UK are being let down by a lack of competition between supermarkets, a major probe released today has found.

Social website launched for ‘silver surfers’

A MySpace-style social networking site aimed at the over-50s has been launched today.

Drivers still flouting mobile law

Drivers continue to flout the law and use handheld mobile phones while behind the wheel, figures released by a road safety website suggest.

Post Office launches broadband deals

The Post Office has launched a new broadband service aimed at older customers and those who prefer to pay by cash.

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TV networks launch YouTube rival

Television 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.

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How to claim a payment protection refund

If 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.

Toy industry told to boost safety efforts

The toy industry must ‘redouble its efforts on safety’ following a spate of high profile recalls.

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