News articles for February 2015

  • Plumbers sentenced over illegal gas work

    Plumbers sentenced over illegal gas work

    13th February 2015

    Two plumbers have been sentenced after pleading guilty to breaching gas safety regulations, with one sentenced to community service and the other fined.

  • Samsung under fire over pop-up ads

    Samsung under fire over pop-up ads

    12th February 2015

    Samsung's Smart TVs are at the centre of another controversy, after it was revealed that the devices had been inserting pop-up advertising into content played through third-party apps.

  • Dyson offers £30k for new ideas

    Dyson offers £30k for new ideas

    11th February 2015

    University students are being offered the chance to win a £30,000 prize as part of a contest launched by inventor James Dyson.

  • Samsung plays down Smart TV privacy concerns

    Samsung plays down Smart TV privacy concerns

    10th February 2015

    Technology giant Samsung has sought to calm worries over its Smart TV's privacy policy, which warns users not to discuss personal matters while the device is plugged in.

  • Gas fitter gets community service

    Gas fitter gets community service

    9th February 2015

    A gas fitter has been sentenced to community service after failing to identify boiler defects which put the lives of a young family at risk.

  • Comparison sites 'earn up to £30 per switch'

    Comparison sites 'earn up to £30 per switch'

    6th February 2015

    Energy price comparison sites have admitted to MPs that they earn fees of up to £30 every time a consumer switches to a new gas or electricity supplier.

  • Study reveals most common boiler problems

    Study reveals most common boiler problems

    5th February 2015

    New research from consumer campaigning group Which? has revealed that nearly half of all new gas condensing boilers need repairing at least once over the first six years of their lifespan.

  • Firm fined after worker hit by washing machine

    Firm fined after worker hit by washing machine

    4th February 2015

    A Lincolnshire-based recycling company has been hit with a £100,000 fine over an incident which left a worker with a broken back after being crushed by a washing machine.

  • Energy bill cuts 'should have been bigger'

    Energy bill cuts 'should have been bigger'

    3rd February 2015

    Consumer group Which? has hit out at energy firms, claiming that recent cuts to gas and electricity bills could and should have been considerably larger.