7th March 2014
Work will start later this year on installing a new set of water-powered turbines on a section of the River Mersey which will generate power for up to 600 homes west of Warrington.
6th March 2014
People running foodbanks in the Blackburn area of Lancashire have told their local newspaper that they are getting more requests from their users for food items which they can cook in a microwave.
5th March 2014
People in the market for a new home are putting the energy efficiency of properties at the top of their list of criteria when doing their property hunting.
4th March 2014
An article in The Guardian has advocated swapping left-over freezer contents with neighbours as a way of cutting food waste.
3rd March 2014
A former government adviser has said that arguments between two Whitehall departments are holding back investment in major projects to tackle global warming.
28th February 2014
Funds lying in accounts of people who pay for their energy by direct debit have been ordered to be returned to customers by the industry regulator, Ofgem.
27th February 2014
Stories of home appliances which the user can switch on using their smartphone or tablet computer have been rife in recent months – but now comes a washing machine which its maker claims can truly make this new type of interface break new ground.
26th February 2014
A group of Americans have been given approval to bring a legal case against a number of washing machine manufacturers alleging that mould which developed inside their appliances was caused by a manufacturing defect.
25th February 2014
A pair of American women have come up with a novel way of preserving the pieces of their children's art which are usually consigned to the bin after they have been displaced from the fridge door – they have collated their accrued collections into a new type of book.
24th February 2014
A pair of budget own-brand supermarket dishwasher tablets matched a supposed premium brand in a series of tests carried out by consumer watchdog Which?