News articles for October 2015

  • Tech giants report profit boost

    Tech giants report profit boost

    30th October 2015

    Japanese technology giants Panasonic and Sony both reported stronger-than-expected profits this week, with restructuring starting to show results.

  • Dyson to be sued over testing claims

    Dyson to be sued over testing claims

    29th October 2015

    Claims by Sir James Dyson that two rival vacuum-cleaner brands had provided misleading energy-efficiency test results are at the centre of a mounting legal row.

  • Big Energy Saving Week gets underway

    Big Energy Saving Week gets underway

    28th October 2015

    This year's Big Energy Saving Week is now underway, with organisers hoping the initiative will help householders cut down on their energy usage.

  • Smart TVs big in Europe, study finds

    Smart TVs big in Europe, study finds

    27th October 2015

    A new study has indicated that smart TVs are becoming a regular fixture in households across Europe.

  • Appliance manufacturers boosted by Europe/US demand

    Appliance manufacturers boosted by Europe/US demand

    26th October 2015

    Strong demand for electrical appliances in Europe and the US has provided manufacturers with a significant boost in recent months.

  • Tests call appliance energy ratings into question

    Tests call appliance energy ratings into question

    23rd October 2015

    UK consumers have been warned that their household electrical appliances may be using far more energy than their manufacturers claim.

  • MoD in gas safety probe

    MoD in gas safety probe

    22nd October 2015

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is at the centre of a row over gas safety, after it was revealed that hundreds of military families were living in homes without valid gas safety certificates.

  • Dyson launches legal action against rivals

    Dyson launches legal action against rivals

    21st October 2015

    Appliance manufacturer Dyson has announced that it is to take legal action against rivals Bosch and Siemens over what it alleges is misleading practice.

  • Landlord fined over gas safety failings

    Landlord fined over gas safety failings

    20th October 2015

    A Bedford landlord has been hit with a fine after a gas appliance at a property he rented out was found to be defective and dangerous.

  • Faulty dishwasher causes house fire

    Faulty dishwasher causes house fire

    19th October 2015

    A dishwasher was a fault for a house fire that caused damage to a property in Banbury last week, firefighters have revealed.