News articles for September 2011

  • Co-op announces energy price hikes

    Co-op announces energy price hikes

    30th September 2011

    Co-operative Energy has become the latest utilities provider to announce it will increase its prices this autumn, following in the footsteps of the so-called ‘big six’.

  • Faulty dishwasher sparks fire

    Faulty dishwasher sparks fire

    30th September 2011

    A couple from Berkshire were forced to flee their home after their dishwasher caused a fire in their kitchen on Thursday evening.

  • Samsung launches new washing machine

    Samsung launches new washing machine

    29th September 2011

    Electronics giant Samsung has unveiled the latest addition to its range of environmentally-friendly washing machines.

  • Residents treated for carbon monoxide poisoning

    Residents treated for carbon monoxide poisoning

    29th September 2011

    Two people from Cambridge have been treated by medics for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, after noticing the boiler in their flat had started making a hissing noise.

  • Households ‘cutting back on boiler cover’

    Households ‘cutting back on boiler cover’

    28th September 2011

    A new survey has indicated that many Britons are looking to save money by going without boiler cover, even though doing so could cost more in the long run.

  • Consumers warned about water price hike

    Consumers warned about water price hike

    28th September 2011

    Householders in England and Wales have been advised to brace themselves for possible increases in the cost of water this autumn, as providers take responsibility for maintaining private sewers.

  • Man treated after oven fire

    Man treated after oven fire

    27th September 2011

    A man from Watford has been treated for smoke inhalation after his oven caught fire in the early hours of yesterday morning.

  • Consumer group calls for price review

    Consumer group calls for price review

    27th September 2011

    Consumer campaigning charity Which? has added its voice to calls for a Competition Commission investigation into energy market practice.

  • New students lack life skills, survey finds

    New students lack life skills, survey finds

    26th September 2011

    A new study has revealed that many new students often lack basic skills and have never used common household appliances.

  • Labour ‘plans energy price action’

    Labour ‘plans energy price action’

    26th September 2011

    Labour leader Ed Miliband is reportedly poised to outline measures aimed at boosting competition in the energy sector and driving down prices.