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Would you pass the dashboard warning light test?

Car dashboard with warning lights and speed dials

Modern cars have an array of dashboard warning lights to let drivers know when something’s wrong. But do you take notice of them? Here's our guide to what they mean and why you shouldn't ignore them. 

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17 home DIY fails

A bent drill head

From shoddy cardboard furniture to wonky handmade sheds, here are some delightful decorating disasters to make you feel better about your own craftsmanship.

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Fixed-rate mortgages creeping up

  •  09 Apr, 2014
Estate agents' signs

Borrowers searching for a fixed-rate mortgage deal will find that some lenders' rates have started to edge up, experts have warned.

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House-hunters list top 10 turn-offs

  •  04 Apr, 2014
Hand painting wall red

Prospective home buyers have named their top 10 biggest decorative turn-offs in a new survey.

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£1.9bn cost of poor tradespeople

  •  04 Apr, 2014
A handyman's toolbelt

UK homeowners have lost an estimated £1.9 billion over the past year thanks to incompetent tradesmen.

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Blog: Smelly car solutions

Air freshener

If you own a malodorous motor, then don't worry: there are lots of cheap and easy solutions to your problem, as motoring journalist Maria McCarthy explains.

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Blog: Why it pays to keep your car clean

Blue car being washed by hand

Spring begins on 20 March this year. Motoring journalist Maria McCarthy looks at the financial - and even romantic - advantages of sprucing up your motor.

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The cost of 221B Baker Street

The cost of 221B Baker street teaser

Sherlock Holmes has a swish London lifestyle, but how much does it cost to live in 221B Baker Street? This infographic looks at the cost of being Sherlock.

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Do you own an embarrassing home?

Messy bedroom

Nearly half of Brits are so embarrassed by how their home looks that they avoid inviting people over, a new study claims.

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DIY car disasters 'cost £300m a year'

  •  18 Oct, 2013
Car service

The British public is shelling out an estimated £300 million a year in getting professionals to put right botched DIY jobs, it is claimed.

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