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Could hourly car hire cut the cost of motoring?

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Need the flexibility of a car but don’t have your own motor? New short-term car hire firms are popping up all over the UK so we put one to the test.

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Riots: Will your home and motor insurance cover you?

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Insurance companies will honour claims made on home and motor insurance policies for damage incurred in the riots that are sweeping England, it has been confirmed.

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I cycled 54 miles from London to Brighton and now my bum hurts

Photograph of the London eye's Ian Emery relives the highs, lows, aches and pains of his 54 mile London to Brighton bike trip.

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If you want to go green and save money on your electricity bill, why not start generating power yourself.’s simple guide can show you how to become a green energy generator as well as a consumer.

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Money-saving blogger Jane Sparrow shares her tips for looking chic on a tiny budget this summer.

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Technology, does it make us better drivers? logo on the laptop screen

Gareth Lane, one of's motoring experts and a self-confessed technology geek, muses on whether increasingly hi-tech cars make us better drivers or not.

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Stop before you switch and avoid paying exit fees

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Read the latest Money Talks blog to find out how you can avoid energy company exit fees.

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Money-saving foodie blogger Jane Sparrow shares her tips for tasty, cost-effective meal planning.

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Save on your weekly food shop

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Check out her top tips for cutting food waste and staying healthy in this week's Speaker's Corner blog.

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Speed up your broadband: A step-by-step guide

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Slow broadband? Read our step-by-step guide on how to get your connection up to speed.

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