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October 2009

Don’t forget small print, says Which? Switch

Around half of energy customers don't bother to properly read the terms and conditions of their contracts - making them more likely to miss potential charges.

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SEAT Young Driver programme aims to save lives

Which? looks at a new young driver programme that aims to give 11-16 year olds driving experience before they head out on to the public roads.

Test your news knowledge with our October quiz

Just how much do you remember about the headlines from the past month? Find out with our monthly quiz.

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New phone number for easier road tax renewals

The Vehicle Tax Line, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, can now be reached on: 0300 1234 321.

Inheritance law under review for unmarried couples

The Law Commission has published proposals that may give some co-habiting couples inheritance rights, should one partner pass away without leaving a will.

City regulator needs permanent consumer reps

The City watchdog must have dedicated representatives on its board, says Labour MP Mark Lazarowicz. 

Drivers too keen to cut tyre costs

Which? reports on a new survey that suggests many more drivers are considering part-worn or retread tyres - potentially putting safety at risk.

Android 2.0 debuts with Google Maps Navigation

Google has unveiled the operating system Android 2.0, which is the first incarnation to feature Google Maps Navigation that functions as a free sat nav app.

Male roadside fatalities three times higher

Which? reports on a new study of road deaths, suggesting that men take greater risks after car breakdowns than women.

Pension statements aren’t clear enough

The Pensions Income Choice Association has published a paper calling for changes in the way new retirees are dealt with by providers.

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