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The Dyson vacuum cleaner is still hotly tipped to join other new-fangled products under the Docklands tepee - in spite of the fact that its inventor, James Dyson, actually sits on the Millennium Products selection panel.

As the houseproud will already know, the Dyson cleaner is a revolutionary appliance which whips up its own domestic hurricane. Rather than using a dustbag, which clogs up within minutes, the mini "twister" inside the cleaner separates dust from the air and then collects it.