P253 CEEFAX 253 Wed 30 Dec 21:31/05   1/6             This year's Consumer News was dominated by the nationwide campaign to stop the spread of AIDS and to help its sufferers. The "Don't Die of Ignorance" campaign began with the distribution of leaflets to every household in the country. CEEFAX followed up its coverage with a special AIDS week devoted to giving as much help and advice as possible; a policy which continued throughout the year - in September news came of the latest initiative aimed at drug addicts More
P253 CEEFAX 253 Wed 30 Dec 21:31/10   2/6             Continuing on a medical theme the Government announced its plans to establish a national cancer screening service for women. It was revealed that 15,000 women in Britain die of breast cancer and 2,000 die of cervical cancer each year. As a result of this the health service received a £41 million cash injection to provide national screening centres and regular X-ray tests for older women More
P253 CEEFAX 253 Wed 30 Dec 21:31/10   3/6             In March the Consumers' Association, best known through its magazine Which?, celebrated its 30th birthday. Within a year of its formation CA membership stood at 100,000 and two manufacturers had redesigned their kettles to meet its criticisms Three decades later, there is little in the consrlfr world that the association has not tackled: housing construction; car design; even faulty lawn mowers - something to satisfy all of its current 900,000 members. More
P253 CEEFAX 253 Wed 30 Dec 21:32/05   4/6             War was declared on Britain in 1987 - or at least on our dirty public places. Armed with a pledge to clean up small pubs and hotels, petrol stations and public lavatories, tourism Minister Mr John Lee announced his intention to be the "scourge of the unhygienic and the uncaring". Mr Lee made his declaration during a Commons debate on tourism - an industry which he felt had never been held in very high esteem. More
P253 CEEFAX 253 Wed 30 Dec 21:33/12   5/6             A credit card code of practice to protect borrowers was established in July of 1987 by the Finance Houses Association. The new code came at a time when the credit boom was at its height with the number of people living beyond their means constantly rising. The FHA advises its members not to lend to anyone judged incapable of repaying a loan but, if they do, it says debt collecting should be "ethical". More
P253 CEEFAX 253 Wed 30 Dec 21:32/10   6/6             And finally...Tea was the nation's favourite tipple in 1987, according to the Tea Council, accounting for 45 per cent of everything drunk in Britain. ....Publicans in Leicester were advised to substitute loud music and harsh colour schemes with soft music and subtle colourings in order to reduce violence in their establishments. ....British Telecom came under attack in a survey of Britain's utilities services - more people had cause to complain about BT than any other utility service, the survey said. More