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How courts decide on tougher motoring sentences

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There are a number of factors magistrates use when deciding whether to be tough or lenient on motor offenders, as legal expert Jeanette Miller explains.

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BAA Strikes: What our travel providers will cover

Confused.com editor Sharon Flaherty

More than a million passengers could see their travel plans affected if planned strikes by workers at BAA airports go ahead later in August.

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A rental scam to watch out for

Confused.com author Sharon Flaherty

Most of us have rented accommodation from time to time, and some of us for longer periods than we would have liked, but there is a new scam on the go, which you should be aware of, as Sharon Flaherty, editor of Confused.com

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Meeting The neighbours

Confused.com author Sharon Flaherty

Getting the keys to a property is the simplest step in the home-moving process, as Sharon Flaherty the editor of Confused.com

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Switching current accounts: We show you how

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Most of us open a current account and rarely opt to switch to another provider. Why? Because it can seem like a hassle to reorganise direct debit payments and standing orders, and there is an assumption that there is little difference between one current account and the next.

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Would you pay a fee for financial advice?

Confused.com editor Sharon Flaherty

You may or may not have used a financial adviser in the past, but you’re likely to know someone who has.

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Bringing someone along house hunting? This is what could happen...

Confused.com author Sharon Flaherty

It hasn’t been long since my last property update and, two days ago, I was stumped as to what I would write about in this week’s blog - frankly I didn’t feel that much had changed.

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Get on top of those new year’s resolutions

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With the Xmas period well and truly over and the New Year now in full swing, there’s many of us who have already broken our New Year’s resolutions.

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Life of balance vs 0% cards – which is right for me?

Confused.com editor Sharon Flaherty

Over the last few years, the trend has been for most credit card providers to entice new customers through the “payment holidays” offered by 0% balance transfer deals.

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What steps should I follow to insure a write-off?

Confused.com editor Sharon Flaherty

I’m thinking about buying a car that has been previously written off and then repaired. Do I have to inform my insurance provider that the vehicle was once a write-off and will this affect the premium I am likely to pay or even lead to the provider declining to insure my vehicle at all?

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Sharon Flaherty

Sharon Flaherty

Sharon Flaherty was editor and head of content at Confused.com from September 2009 to September 2013. She has contributed to The Financial Times Group, The Times, Daily Express, Guardian and Independent.

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