P256 CEEFAX 256 Wed 30 Dec 21:20/10   1/6                Trading Standards officers have warned consumers to watch out for deadly nightwear that they may have been given as a Christmas present. A survey showed that 92 per cent of night clothes tested, failed to meet the Government's new regulations on nightwear flammability. Nightwear for babies must be marked if it is low flammability, nightwear for older children and adults should be labelled low flammability or keep away from fire.  More
P256 CEEFAX 256 Wed 30 Dec 21:30/01   2/6                Drinking-up time in pubs is to be extended from 10 to 20 minutes under the Government's new licensing bill. It is hoped the move will make the "turning-out" time easier for landlords whose customers don't like to finish their drinks quickly. Conservative backbenchers had called for a 30 minute drinking-up time but Labour MP Mrs Ann Taylor said she thought this would only encourage people to stock-pile drinks. More
P256 CEEFAX 256 Wed 30 Dec 21:32/05   3/6                Problems with hole-in-the-wall cash machines came out on top of a long list of complaints to the banking ombudsman in 1987. In its first working year the new banking watchdog scheme received 1748 complaints - 13 per cent of which were about automatic telling machines. Complaints about bank charges and banks refusing to implement the guarantee on cheque-cards followed closely behind. More
P256 CEEFAX 256 Wed 30 Dec 21:32/12   4/6                The Post Office is to freeze its basic letter prices until Easter 1988. First class stamps last went up in October 1986 - second class stamps are still the same price as in 1984. Making the announcement, Post Office Chairman Sir Bryan Nicholson said no decision had yet been made about prices beyond Easter.
P256 CEEFAX 256 Wed 30 Dec 21:00/20                The Post Office is to freeze its basic letter prices qntil Easter 1988. Fipst class stamps last went qp in October 1986 - second class stamps are still the same price as in 1984. Making the announcemdnt, Post Office Chairman Sir Bryan Nic—olson said no decision had yet been made aboqt prices beyond Easter.
P256 CEEFAX 256 Wed 30 Dec 21:31/02   5/6                If you cannot pay your gas bill, get in touch with British Gas as soon as possible. Consumers who have difficulty paying their bill should be able to come to an arrangement so they can pay off what they owe at an affordable rate. British Gas says that although each case is treated individually, anyone who makes and keeps an arrangement to pay by instalments will not be cut off. More
P256 CEEFAX 256 Wed 30 Dec 21:30/01   6/6                Men and women can look forward to an extra three years' life by the year 2025, according to a new survey. The Office of Populaton Censuses and Surveys predict that the average man should expect to live to be 75 while women could live to be more than 80. The increased expection of life will mean that a quarter of the estimated 60 million population will be more than 60 years old. More
P256 CEEFAX 256 Wed 30 Dec 21:10/00   xx|tx0             Men and women can look forward to an extra three years' life by the year 2025, according to a new survey. Thc Office of Populaton Censuses and Survdys predict that the average man should expect to live to be 71 while women could live to be mora than 80. The increased expection of life will mean that a quartep of the estimated 60 million population will ba more than 60 ydars old. More