thanks to you both - how would i go about making a table UTF 8 'friendly'?
Also, not sure what has been done but 2 things are now a problem on the site that werent there before:
1. homepage slideshow image resizer is throwing up errors
2. more importantly, the navigation point 'cleaning products' should not be visible. In the back end if there are no entries or all entries in the cleaning products section are set to 'invisible' then the front end shouldnt show the navigation point... could you let me know what has been changed to stop this from working so I can go back in and fix please