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Pothole epidemic named as motorists’ biggest bugbear

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Crumbling, pothole-strewn roads have become the biggest problem for the UK’s drivers. Campaigners say the government needs to invest more in maintenance and repair.

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Ministers plan crackdown on unnecessary road signs

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Unnecessary and confusing signs make roadsides look ugly and can even increase the risk of accidents. The Department for Transport is planning a big clean-up.

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Are bad drivers less attractive?

Road rage

Road rage, texting at the wheel and poor parking can all be a big turn-off to members of the opposite sex, according to researchers. But do you agree?

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Credit card price war rages on

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Britain’s credit-card providers have been stretching their interest-free deals even further in recent weeks – but there are potential traps to watch out for.

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What the rise in insurance tax means for you

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The government is raising the rate of tax on motor and home premiums by more than 50% in November. This is likely to have a big impact on the cost of cover.

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Buying a home cheaper than renting

Buy or rent post it note

Falling mortgage costs and soaring rents mean that many young people could be better off saving up and buying a property rather than remaining tenants.

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Motorists demand end to insurance policy jargon

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New research shows thousands of drivers think their insurance policies lack transparency and are difficult to understand. We identify the most common problems.

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How an interest rate rise could affect your finances

The Bank of England

The governor of the Bank of England says rates could finally rise towards the end of this year. So what does this mean for borrowers and savers?

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How new road tax rules could affect you

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A new system of vehicle excise duty will lead to a simpler, more streamlined system – but many low-emission cars will no longer be exempt from the tax.

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Diesel drivers getting raw deal on pump prices

Petrol pump

The wholesale cost of diesel is falling in response to increased production in the Middle East – but retailers are refusing to pass on the benefits to drivers.

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Chris Torney

Chris Torney

Chris is the former personal finance editor at the Daily Express. He's been a journalist for more than 10 years and contributes to a wide range of finance and business titles.Read more from Chris

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