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February 2007

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.

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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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.

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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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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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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Smokers more susceptible to TB

Smoking increases the risk of contracting TB, scientists have found.

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Ofcom to probe Sky’s stake in ITV

The government has ordered Ofcom to investigate the public interest issues arising from BSkyB's controversial move to buy a 17.9 per cent stake in ITV last year.

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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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