Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

TV Switch to Hit Electricity Bills; in Brief

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

TV Switch to Hit Electricity Bills; in Brief

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HOUSEHOLD electricity bills could soar after Britain switches to digital television, experts have warned. The obligatory move from analogue signals to digital is scheduled to take place in 2012. But consultants Enders Analysis say set-top boxes are so inefficient the switch will cost households an average of [pounds sterling]17 extra each year - adding up to six per cent of domestic electricity consumption - and 12 per cent will need a new aerial.

Chaos for drivers as body is found

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Head bans pupils from homework

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