News in December 2007

 
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  • 31 Dec 2007Junk food ad curbs to be extendedCurbs on junk food ads in children's TV will be extended from tomorrow to cover programmes that appeal to kids aged up to 16.
  • 31 Dec 2007Sales of Sad therapy lamps soarSunseeking Britons who cannot get away to foreign climes are stocking up on therapy hot lamps to ward off the winter blues.
  • 31 Dec 2007Campaign says caravans are greener choiceCaravanning can be a greener way to travel and help cut carbon dioxide emissions, it was claimed today.
  • 29 Dec 2007End in sight for domestic light bulbs?Scientists are developing a new generation of super efficient household light bulbs which could spell the end of regular bulbs within three years.
  • 28 Dec 2007Thousands died from reaction to drugsNearly 3,000 patients died in the past three years because of adverse reactions to drugs they thought would make them better, according to new figures.
  • 28 Dec 2007Millions set to book holiday earlyNearly 12 million people are set to beat post-Christmas gloom by booking a holiday between now and the end of February, it was revealed today.
  • 28 Dec 2007Water company invents anti-leakage gadgetBoffins at a water company have invented a new device aimed at reducing the millions of litres of water lost through leaking pipes by up to a quarter, it was announced today.
  • 28 Dec 2007Which? condemns cosmetic surgery dealsWhich? is today condemning clinics that put pressure on people to rush into cosmetic surgery through deals such as time-limited discounts.
  • 28 Dec 2007Ad watchdog warns over 'free' claimsAdvertisers must be cautious about claiming their goods and services are 'free', the industry watchdog has warned.
  • 27 Dec 2007Driving age 'effectively raised to 18'The driving age could effectively be raised to 18 in a major overhaul of the way driving licences are granted, it was reported today.
  • 27 Dec 2007Stores expecting even bigger sales rushShopping centres throughout the UK are bracing themselves for an even bigger rush today as the post-Christmas sales get into full swing.
  • 27 Dec 2007Mouse found in Christmas crackerBad jokes and paper hats are standard in the average Christmas cracker, but one New Zealand woman found a revolting extra in hers - a dead mouse.
  • 24 Dec 2007Rail commuters face more crowding woeRail commuters are being hit by inflation-busting, new-year price hikes of as much as 14 per cent – with an average rise of around 5 per cent – but many look set to stay standing due to overcrowding as they travel in 2008.
  • 24 Dec 2007Nissan cracks down on car importsNissan is cracking down on companies importing its latest sports car directly from Japan into Europe.
  • 24 Dec 2007Honda to launch two new hybridsHonda has predicted that hybrid cars will account for 10% of its global sales by 2010 after it announced two new models.
 
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