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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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Women can halve cost of car insurance for men

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A female driver could almost halve the cost of car insurance for their male partner. But there are only a few months left to make such savings before the EU changes insurance rules.

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Legal bid to target small print

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Consumers will have greater protection from unfair terms hidden in the small print under new proposals.  Read More…

NatWest in reimbursement promise

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Bank customers who suffered knock-on costs during NatWest's IT meltdown will be reimbursed no matter who they bank with, its chief executive has said.  Read More…

Dirtier cars for younger drivers

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A new survey from the AA/Populus has suggested that younger drivers are far less likely to wash their car than older drivers, and that women are more likely to never wash their car than men.

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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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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.

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Natwest site crash problems continue

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NatWest customers vent their fury as a third day of technical problems at the bank stop their account balances updating, leaving many unable to access their money.

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