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Have you been penalised for writing a hotel review?

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Here's something new - a hotel in Blackpool charged a guest £100 for leaving a negative review on TripAdvisor. The money has since been refunded, but has anything similar happened to you? (more about hotel reviews...)

OCU: how we’re cleaning up car hire in Spain

by 21 November 2014
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Holidaymakers have long complained about some car hire companies in Spain using unfair fuel policies. Here's the Spanish consumer org OCU on how they've worked with Which? to clean up car hire. (more about car hire...)

More should be done to stop Campylobacter

by 19 November 2014
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Food experts say that freezing chicken could reduce the risks of the potentially lethal Campylobacter bug – but shouldn't the responsibility start with the poultry producers and supermarkets? (more about Campylobacter...)

Is your energy supplier failing to explain a ‘simple’ tariff?

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Have you switched energy suppliers recently? If so, did you use the Tariff Comparison Rate (TCR) to help inform your decision? Do you know what it is and how its designed to help you? (more about energy tariffs...)

We’ve had it ‘up to’ here with broadband ads

by 17 November 2014
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Are confusing broadband ads bringing you down loads? Well today we’re calling on advertising watchdogs to tighten up guidelines on speed claims in broadband ads. (more about broadband ads...)

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Have you been penalised for writing a hotel review?

by , Online Writer Transport & Travel 22 November 2014
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Man working on laptop on hotel bed

Here's something new - a hotel in Blackpool charged a guest £100 for leaving a negative review on TripAdvisor. The money has since been refunded, but has anything similar happened to you? (more about hotel reviews...)

4 people have joined in this Conversation

Are your LED light bulbs failing too soon?

by , Senior Home Researcher Energy & Home 21 November 2014
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LED light bulb

We’ve previously reported that LED light bulbs are falling well short of their bold lifespan claims. Our latest tests suggest they’re getting better, but can you really expect them to last 25,000 or even 50,000 hours? (more about LED bulbs...)

5 people have joined in this Conversation

Is it good to talk? Line rental prices keep rising

by , Technology Researcher Technology 21 November 2014
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Arrow and phone

BT, Sky and TalkTalk are delivering unwanted early Christmas presents to customers by increasing line rental prices in December. And Virgin Media has announced a similar line rental price rise for February next year. (more about line rental price rises...)

5 people have joined in this Conversation

OCU: how we’re cleaning up car hire in Spain

by , Deputy Director at OCU Transport & Travel 21 November 2014
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Cartoon car

Holidaymakers have long complained about some car hire companies in Spain using unfair fuel policies. Here's the Spanish consumer org OCU on how they've worked with Which? to clean up car hire. (more about car hire...)

2 people have joined in this Conversation

How secure is your webcam?

by , ICO Technology 20 November 2014
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Webcam

A new website has launched that allows people to watch live footage from insecure cameras. In this guest post, Simon Rice of the ICO issues a warning and explains how to protect yourself from prying eyes. (more about webcam security...)

3 people have joined in this Conversation

More should be done to stop Campylobacter

by , Campaigns Officer Consumer Rights 19 November 2014
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Chicken and Campylobacter

Food experts say that freezing chicken could reduce the risks of the potentially lethal Campylobacter bug – but shouldn't the responsibility start with the poultry producers and supermarkets? (more about Campylobacter...)

9 people have joined in this Conversation

Is your energy supplier failing to explain a ‘simple’ tariff?

by , Campaigns Manager Energy & Home 19 November 2014
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Word 'energy' in bulb

Have you switched energy suppliers recently? If so, did you use the Tariff Comparison Rate (TCR) to help inform your decision? Do you know what it is and how its designed to help you? (more about energy tariffs...)

7 people have joined in this Conversation

Electric or manual toothbrush? I’m at a floss

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 18 November 2014
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Toothbrushes

I’m sure all of you brush your teeth at least two times a day, but what’s your tool of choice? Do you opt for an electric or a manual brush? Here’s Patrick and Adam going head-to-head in the Great British Brush Off… (more about toothbrushes...)

13 people have joined in this Conversation

We’ve had it ‘up to’ here with broadband ads

by , Campaigns Assistant Technology 17 November 2014
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Broadband campaign logo

Are confusing broadband ads bringing you down loads? Well today we’re calling on advertising watchdogs to tighten up guidelines on speed claims in broadband ads. (more about broadband ads...)

8 people have joined in this Conversation

Your dodgy delivery stories keep on delivering

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 16 November 2014
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Delivery Watch

It’s been a few weeks since we launched our Dodgy Deliveries campaign and you’ve been busy sharing your stories. Can you top a wedding dress in a compost bin, or a suit in a rabbit hutch? (more about dodgy deliveries...)

16 people have joined in this Conversation

Your view: banking investigation attracts 400+ comments

by , Conversation Editor Money 15 November 2014
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Our recent discussion about the investigation into the 'Big Four' banks prompted a plentiful debate. In fact you’ve shared so many great comments, we’re still working our way through them. (more on our banking debate...)

What's your opinion on this story?

What bugs you about supermarket packaging?

by , Senior Home Researcher Consumer Rights 14 November 2014
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Sneaky packaging can tempt you into buying products you wouldn't have otherwise picked up, while masking information that may make you think twice. Which packaging tactics leave you ticked off? (more about supermarket packaging...)

6 people have joined in this Conversation

Can good neighbours stop rogue traders?

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 13 November 2014
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With rogue traders around, being a nosy neighbour isn't always a bad thing. Rogue traders are a growing concern for many of us and one we need to take on together. (more about doorstop sellers...)

7 people have joined in this Conversation

Dr David Grimes: challenge claims and stand up for science

by , Scientist Consumer Rights 12 November 2014
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Evidence

Dr David Robert Grimes is this year’s winner of the John Maddox Prize for standing up for science. In this guest post, he argues that it’s important for us all to challenge extraordinary claims. (more about science...)

14 people have joined in this Conversation

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