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November 2008 News

Crime victims and their compensation

Thousands of victims of violent crime are missing out on compensation, a committee of MPs has claimed. Apparently, only one in 20 victims apply for the compensation while just one in three is even aware they might be due some

TVs are going green

Television sets are on the verge of becoming a whole lot more environmentally friendly. Traditional liquid crystal display (LCD) screens could be replaced by a new ‘true blue’ material, currently being developed in South Korea. Take a trip to your

Plenty of parcels for brave troops

Huge numbers of gift parcels are being sent to service personnel in Afghanistan and Iraq as Christmas approaches. Since December last year to has been free for soldiers’ families to send gifts and in October the number of post bags

Shunning organic for cheaper alternatives

Organic food sales are on the slide with shoppers opting for cheaper, so-called less healthy alternatives, according to a new survey. Market research company Mintel says consumers are now starting to question the health benefits of the foods against paying

Local press 'legend' dies aged 70

Guardian Series writer rejoined paper he started his career with