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By Martin Hickman

Crackdown on the hidden credit card rip-off

"Rip off" credit and debit card fees are to be investigated after a consumer group discovered customers are being charged up to 200 times the actual cost of paying by plastic.

Home tattoo kits 'are putting teenagers at risk from disease'

Teenagers are putting themselves at risk of debilitating and potentially deadly blood diseases by buying DIY tattoo kits over the internet. At £60 a time, the kits come with inks, needles and designs but there are no controls over age of the recipient, infectious diseases, or cleanliness. Children have caught hepatitis from such kits, which are cheaper than visiting a professional, particularly if used several times.

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The coffee that's bigger than the human stomach

Starbucks, the American coffee giant which translated Milan's espresso bars into an identikit global chain serving half pints of coffee-flavoured frothy milk, has launched another innovation: a super-sized cup that contains more liquid than an average human stomach.