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Who's your pet champion?


Who will be your champion? Cat or dog?

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Protect your home this Halloween

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It's not only the living dead that you have to worry about on Halloween. Here are some simple ways to protect your home from opportunistic thieves.

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New iPhone 6 & rival smartphones compared

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Not only has the iPhone 6 been announced, there are also new Android and Windows phones on the market. Apple, Samsung , Sony, Nokia: we compare the latest smartphones.

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Smartphone review: Moto E

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There's plenty of competition at the budget end of the smartphone market. We look at Motorola's new Moto E: its features, functions and impressive £99 price tag.

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Smartphone review: Samsung Galaxy S5

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, out in the UK on 11 April, is set to be one of this year's hottest smartphones. We take a look at its main features, cost and availability.

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Blog: Top packing tips for your adventure holiday

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Deciding what to pack for a trekking or adventure holiday isn’t easy. We explain how to travel light without forgetting the essentials.

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Blog: The bizarre world of Christmas traditions

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From shoe-throwing to roller-skating, we round up the most weird and wonderful Christmas rituals from around the world.

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Five reasons your smartphone battery keeps dying

iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3

Having a computer at our fingertips in the form of a smartphone is handy but a drain on the battery. Here are five reasons your battery keeps dying and how to fix it.

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Blog: Where your gas & electricity bill money goes

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Gas and electricity bills are set to rise this winter. But do you know where the money you pay goes? Kate Rose, head of gas and electricity at, explains.

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Blog: Top five music festivals for 2013

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Ibiza Rocks, Hideout, Isle of MTV, Sandance, Bestival: the summer festival season is about to get underway. We round up five of the best and what to expect.

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