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  • Robotic vacuum cleaner expected to be unveiled this week

    Robotic vacuum cleaner expected to be unveiled this week

    2nd September 2014

    A big step into the mainstream is being expected for self-steering, robotic vacuum cleaners this week, with tycoon Sir James Dyson’s company publishing a teaser video in advance of a launch event.

  • Energy costs become critical issue for 90pc of businesses

    Energy costs become critical issue for 90pc of businesses

    1st September 2014

    Concerns over the rising cost of energy have put the item firmly on the agenda at high-level meetings in nine out of 10 companies.

  • Water firms told bills must be cut

    Water firms told bills must be cut

    29th August 2014

    The regulator of the UK’s privatised water supply industry has this morning said it wants most suppliers to cut their bills by an average of five per cent by the end of 2020.

  • Viewers see Bake Off freezer row boil over

    Viewers see Bake Off freezer row boil over

    28th August 2014

    A freezer is at the centre of one of the hottest TV rows in ages after viewers saw tempers boil over on last night’s Great British Bake Off.

  • Would-be backers warm to portable fridge idea

    Would-be backers warm to portable fridge idea

    27th August 2014

    A battery-powered portable fridge designed with people on camping trips in mind is the latest invention to capture the imagination of the watchers on crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

  • Chain’s new-look stores to get white goods demo areas

    Chain’s new-look stores to get white goods demo areas

    26th August 2014

    A new style of dedicated kitchenware demonstration area is being rolled out in a handful of Currys and PC World stores, the retailer has announced this morning.

  • Another energy firm set to pay out

    Another energy firm set to pay out

    22nd August 2014

    A massive rise in complaints following the installation of a new IT system, ironically intended to help make it easier for customers to register their problems and queries about their energy supplies, has led to the supplier behind it being ordered to pay £3million.

  • Labour promises to end energy firms’ ‘mistreatment’ of customers

    Labour promises to end energy firms’ ‘mistreatment’ of customers

    21st August 2014

    A future Labour government would beef up regulatory powers in the energy industry, including giving it the power to strip supply companies of their licences if they act against their customers’ interests.

  • British consumers waste £227m leaving appliances on standby

    British consumers waste £227m leaving appliances on standby

    20th August 2014

    The staggering cost of many people’s laziness in not properly switching off electrical appliances after using them has been uncovered in a new survey.

  • Word spreads about ingenious butter knife

    Word spreads about ingenious butter knife

    19th August 2014

    Australian inventors who have come up with a new knife design that promises an end to the age-old problem of being able to spread butter straight from the fridge have nearly quadrupled the level of pledges on a leading crowd-funding website – two weeks early.