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Do I have to tell my insurer about parking fines? logo on the laptop screen

Clocked up some parking fines? Do you need to tell your insurer? Find out here.

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MOT printouts 'not always reliable'

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Used car buyers should not rely on printed MOT documents, trading standards chiefs have warned. The paper certificates can be easily forged or altered so used car buyers should not take them at face value...

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Pet costumes: caring or cruel?

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Nowadays all manner of clothes and costumes exist for cats and dogs. We look at some of the more unusual products on the market and ask is cruel to dress up your pet, or just a bit of fun?

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Top 10 pet names revealed

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Cat and dog owners are favouring human-style names for their pets, proving they really are part of the family, new research shows. But what names are the most popular?

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Don’t get ripped off buying a used car

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Follow our checklist to make sure you don’t end up with a dodgy motor.

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Mont Saint-Michel, France

Either way you look at it, France is a joy to drive. If you’re the type who just wants to put pedal to metal and whizz down to the Mediterranean coast, you’ll love the motorway system. Motorways may be tolled but they are still great value for money, and cost just enough to deter the local farmers in their rusting 2CVs.

  Read More… guide to driving in Belgium

Canal in Brugge, Belgium

Belgium has such an impressive network of toll-free, well-lit motorways that it would be tempting to tear through the country without stopping. To do so would be a mistake because it’s only when you get onto the picturesque back roads that the true beauty of this charming little country reveals itself.

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Friendships, finance and the future

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Exploring the anatomy of modern singledom. The trend for single people to 'mate for life' with their friends could significantly influence the future of insurance.

  Read More… European driving guide

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Driving abroad requires careful planning, which is why has produced this guide to explain what you need to do before taking your car or motorbike abroad – and what you can expect to find when you hit the open road.  Read More…’s guide to driving in Bulgaria

Pamporovo ski resort, Bulgaria

Often overlooked, this country in the Balkans in the south east of Europe has a lot to offer the keen tourist.

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