News articles for January 2012

  • £10k fine for illegal dumper

    £10k fine for illegal dumper

    30th January 2012

    A businessman who ran an illegal waste operation has been fined £10,000 for breaching environmental regulations.

  • Protesters target fuel poverty

    Protesters target fuel poverty

    30th January 2012

    Energy suppliers, local government offices and housing providers have been targeted by protesters aiming to raise awareness of fuel poverty.

  • Consumers hold off buying new appliances

    Consumers hold off buying new appliances

    27th January 2012

    Consumers in Britain are holding off from investing in new 'big ticket' goods such as washing machines and dishwashers, according to industry figures.

  • Blackpool police hunt stolen electrical goods

    Blackpool police hunt stolen electrical goods

    27th January 2012

    Residents in Blackpool have been urged to be on the lookout for anyone selling cheap electrical goods, after a number of items were stolen from a local charity.

  • Race is on as new television technologies emerge

    Race is on as new television technologies emerge

    26th January 2012

    Electronics manufacturers across the world are battling to steal the advantage, with new television technologies about to hit the market.

  • Firefighters warn of appliance danger

    Firefighters warn of appliance danger

    26th January 2012

    Householders have been reminded of the potential dangers of electrical appliances, after crews in Dorset attended an incident involving a washing machine.

  • Renewable energy set for investment

    Renewable energy set for investment

    25th January 2012

    Billions of pounds are set to be invested to connect Scottish wind farms to the UK grid, potentially adding more to household energy bills.

  • Plumber fined over gas work

    Plumber fined over gas work

    25th January 2012

    A plumber from Luton has been fined for carrying out unauthorised gas work, despite having been warned previously by inspectors.

  • Householders urged to check appliances

    Householders urged to check appliances

    24th January 2012

    Householders have been reminded of the importance of checking domestic appliances on a regular basis in order to ensure they are in full working order.

  • Dogs’ home appeals for duvets

    Dogs’ home appeals for duvets

    24th January 2012

    An animal refuge in Cumbria has appealed to local residents to supply clean duvets, as its lack of a suitable washing machine means they are unable to wash their own.