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8 amazing furniture hacks

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From vases made out of light bulbs to lamp shades made out of plastic spoons. Here are 8 furniture hacks to inspire your home improvement.

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How to avoid injuring yourself when doing DIY

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Heed these safety tips to keep yourself safe and sound when tackling any DIY project.

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7 DIY tips to give your home a facelift

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Why move when you can improve? Here are some tips to giving your home a facelift and increase its value.

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10 spectacular Pinterest fails

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Before you set out to tackle a DIY Pinterest project, take a look at some of these disasters.

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Would you pass the dashboard warning light test?

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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

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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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Blog: Smelly car solutions

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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

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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

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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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Changing a flat tyre: DIY or call a mechanic?

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When you get a flat tyre is your first reaction to roll up your sleeves and change the wheel yourself - or would you call a breakdown service or mechanic to do it for you?

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