News articles for September 2011

  • Landlords ‘putting tenants at risk’

    Landlords ‘putting tenants at risk’

    23rd September 2011

    A new report has warned that landlords could be putting their tenants’ lives in jeopardy by failing to ensure gas appliances are serviced regularly by qualified experts.

  • Boiler checks essential, says fire service

    Boiler checks essential, says fire service

    22nd September 2011

    Householders have been reminded to ensure they have their gas appliances checked regularly by a qualified professional, after a Worcestershire woman was poisoned by carbon monoxide (CO).

  • Dyson unveils move into heating devices

    Dyson unveils move into heating devices

    21st September 2011

    The secrecy surrounding Dyson's latest product launch has finally been lifted, following an announcement that the company is to produce its first room heater.

  • Which? welcomes minister’s comments

    Which? welcomes minister’s comments

    21st September 2011

    Consumer campaigning group Which? has backed comments from energy secretary Chris Huhne, who this week outlined plans to clamp down on energy prices.

  • Cowell spends £25,000 on pizza ovens

    Cowell spends £25,000 on pizza ovens

    20th September 2011

    Simon Cowell has reportedly spent £25,000 on two pizza ovens for his American pad in Beverly Hills.

  • Giant washing machine unveiled in Somerset

    Giant washing machine unveiled in Somerset

    20th September 2011

    The biggest washing machine in Europe is now in operation in Somerset, creating scores of jobs for the local community.

  • University student designs arcade washing machine

    University student designs arcade washing machine

    19th September 2011

    A student from Kingston University has come up with a way of keeping people entertained while they do their weekly wash.

  • Shop around for cheaper energy, says Huhne

    Shop around for cheaper energy, says Huhne

    19th September 2011

    Energy secretary Chris Huhne has advised consumers to shop around to find cheaper energy bills this autumn, after Britain’s ‘big six’ utilities firms all hiked their prices.

  • EDF hikes energy prices

    EDF hikes energy prices

    16th September 2011

    EDF has become the latest of Britain’s so-called ‘big six’ energy firms to announce increases in the cost of gas and electricity this autumn.

  • Energy prices ‘pushing families into fuel poverty’

    Energy prices ‘pushing families into fuel poverty’

    16th September 2011

    Price comparison website uSwitch.com has warned that the rising cost of utilities is likely to make it increasingly difficult for thousands of families to keep their homes heated this winter.