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Diesel drivers getting a raw deal at the pumps

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The wholesale costs of petrol and diesel are practically the same. So why are diesel owners being charged so much more for fuel? Rob Griffin investigates.

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Tenfold rise in pothole compensation claims

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New figures show that claims for compensation for damage to vehicles caused by potholes have risen by a factor of 10 in parts of the UK.

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Bank willing to cool housing market

  •  19 May, 2014
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Bank of England governor Mark Carney has admitted that steps could soon be taken to cool Britain's surging housing market.

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New scheme for long-term unemployed

  •  28 Apr, 2014
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People who have been unemployed for more than a year are to be subject to a range of new measures such as intensive coaching and community work.

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Buyers paying high house prices

  •  28 Apr, 2014
Estate agents' signs

Home buyers are now paying nearly 97% of the asking price of a property, marking the highest average percentage seen in nearly 12 years, property analyst Hometrack has reported.

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12% rise in UK car manufacturing

  •  24 Apr, 2014
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The number of cars manufactured in the UK last month was 12% higher than in the corresponding period of last year, according to official figures.

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Inflation falls for sixth month in a row

  •  15 Apr, 2014
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Inflation fell for the sixth month in succession in March paving the way for an end to the prolonged squeeze on wages, official figures showed on Tuesday.

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Annuities still safe bet despite pension rule changes

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Flexible pension rules mean people will be able to take more risk with their cash at retirement. But research suggests annuities will remain popular.

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Rates to remain low until 2015

  •  07 Apr, 2014
Bank of England

Bank of England rate-setters are expected to leave the cost of borrowing on hold this week amid signs that the pace of the recovery may be slowing down.

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£12bn needed to repair roads

Car driving past a pothole

Drivers are set for more misery because councils in England and Wales are facing a huge shortfall in investment in road maintenance and repairs.

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