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April 2009

JJB Sports saved from administration

Sportswear chain JJB Sports has been saved from going bust after landlords backed changes to its lease terms.

Orange launches Orange Vegas mobile phone

At £48.50, the newly launched Orange Vegas is the UK's cheapest full touchscreen mobile phone

Child car seats: VAT cut for Isofix bases

The VAT payable on Isofix bases for child car seats will be cut to 5% in July, clearing up what campaigners have described as a ‘tax anomaly’.

BT launches new mobile broadband internet service

BT launched its new mobile broadband service today. The telecoms provider is offering 1GB data usage each month for a one-off £49.99 fee to new fixed-line broadband customers signing up on an 18-month term.

National flags allowed on car numberplates

A change in the law means motorists in England, Scotland and Wales can now display national flags on their numberplates.

Bay Trading placed in administration

Fashion retailer Bay Trading has been placed into administration, placing 1,000 jobs at risk

Chumby internet radio heads for the UK

The Chumby, a Wi-Fi connected internet device with a 3.5-inch touchscreen that features widgets and internet radio among its quirky features list, is now available in the UK.

Stephen Fry uses Audioboo – will you follow?

AudioBoo, an Apple iPhone app that lets you record short messages and post them online, looks set to benefit from the 'Steven Fry phenomenon' which saw celebrity microblogging drive Twitter into the mainstream.

3 mobile offers unlimited Skype sim for £2

Mobile network 3 has opened up its UK mobile network to allow anyone with a 3 mobile sim card and a compatible 3 mobile phone.

Light dims for traditional light bulbs

Energy-saving light bulbs have been taken up by the majority of Which? members, but some still have reservations about energy-saving light bulbs when compared to traditional incandescent light bulbs, our survey reveals.

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