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How to protect yourself against gazumpers

Holding house keys on house shaped key ring

A survey shows almost a quarter of homeowners have been gazumped by rival buyers at some point. So how can you avoid being outbid at the last minute?

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Top tips if you're leaving your home alone this Christmas

Top tips if you're leaving your Home Alone this Christmas

Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for burglars, so we asked a little friend of ours for his top tips if you're planning on leaving your home alone over the festive period.

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Why are our motorway service stations so awful?

M25 services sign

From overpriced food to strict limits on parking times, there are many reasons motorway services get on our nerves. Surely there must be a better approach?

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Car review: Peugeot 508 saloon

Peugeot 508 saloon

Sturdy, wholesome and admirable: the Peugeot 508 might not set pulses racing but it’s a solid family or executive car, says reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Porsche Macan

Porsche Macan

There’s a good reason for naming Porsche’s new SUV after a big cat: it’s powerful, elegant and likely to turn heads, writes reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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The best and worst cars of the 1990s

McLaren F1

In the motoring world, the 1990s were the decade when manufacturers embraced sophistication. Journalist Rob Griffin sorts the wheat from the chaff.

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Should councils fine motorists who stop in box junctions?

Road box junction

Soon Cardiff Council will be able to fine motorists who stop in box junctions or park in front of schools. Other local authorities may follow suit.

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The best and worst cars of the 1980s

BRIAN the Robot standing by Ferrari Testarossa

The cars of the 1980s were just what you’d expect: glamourous, OTT but often totally naff. Journalist Rob Griffin sorts the winners from the losers.

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Drivers demand end to motorway fuel rip-off

Female upset at fuel price

Motorists are fed up with paying through the nose for petrol and diesel at service stations. A new survey shows they want the government to intervene.

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How to get your home ready for winter

A row of houses

With winter already making itself felt, now is the time to have a look around the exterior of your property and make sure it’s in good shape ahead of the worst weather.

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