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Video guide: How to cut your household energy bills

Take control of your energy bills video

Heat and light your home for less. Watch our video guide to cutting your household gas and electricity bills, with the Energy Saving Trust.

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Ghost brokering: Could your car insurance policy be fake?

Don’t get caught out by a fake car insurance policy

Don’t get caught out by a fake insurance policy. We investigate a new fraud phenomenon known as ghost brokering and explain how to avoid becoming a victim.

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Dogs blamed for thousands of family feuds

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The average dog will cause nearly 2,000 family arguments during its lifetime, that’s nearly three rows a week, according to new research.

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Best last-minute petrol station gifts

Christmas chocolate gift

It’s Christmas Eve, the high-street has closed, and you’ve yet to do your Christmas shopping. Don't panic. Your loved ones may not thank you for this but, you can always fall back on the humble petrol station.

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Protect your home from winter weather damage

Protect your home from winter weather damage

A short video showing you what you need to maintain to ensure your property is a sufficient standard in the event of a weather-related home insurance claim.

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Motorists v Cyclists: One expert's view

Motorists vs cyclists expert's view video

Sustrans is the sustainable transport charity responsible for promoting cycling across the UK. We asked Sustrans’ Chief Executive, Malcolm Shephard, what has been done in recent years to help cyclists and motorists get along.

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Mobile phone recycling: Don’t fall into this trap

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Make sure you check the small print before taking advantage of one of the many online mobile phone recycling firms.

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Driving home for Christmas? Make sure your motor is up to it

Car driving on icy road

Brits travel more than 200 miles over Christmas to visit friends and family, according to new research. So it’s worth making sure your vehicle is ready for the roads beforehand with these simple steps.

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Could telematics cut the cost of van and car insurance?

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Would you have your every move on the road monitored if it reduced your motor insurance premium? We explain how this technology is being used, particularly by van drivers, and delve into the pros and cons of driver-monitoring.

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Can cyclists and motorists learn to share the road?

A cyclist riding on a city road

Cyclists and motorists are often known for being at loggerheads when they come up against each other on Britain’s roads, but as more people ditch four wheels for two, what should drivers and bikers watch out for?

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Lois Avery

Lois Avery

Lois joined in 2010 after working for Dyson and as a local newspaper reporter in Wiltshire. After a year writing financial journalism at, Lois won the 2011 'most promising newcomer' at the BIBA journalist of the year awards.

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