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Bizarre causes of fires revealed

  •  30 Dec, 2013
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A pigeon dropping a cigarette down a chimney and a dog turning on a toaster were among the most bizarre causes of UK fires this year.

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Hampshire district named best place to live in UK

  •  23 Dec, 2013
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A district in Hampshire has been named the most desirable place to live in the UK for the third successive year.

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Storm-battered UK faces fresh chaos

  •  19 Dec, 2013
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Wild weather will continue to batter the UK on Thursday as thousands of people recover from flooding and power disruption to their homes brought on by heavy downpours and gale-force winds.

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10% of UK homes are unsecured

  •  16 Dec, 2013
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Around 10 per cent of Brits haven’t been locking their front door overnight or while away from home in the past year, new research shows.

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Does my contents policy cover me for Christmas gifts?

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We've normally got more expensive stuff in our homes over Christmas. But are they covered by home insurance? Our home insurance expert explains all.

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What does 2014 have in store for your finances?

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Will savings and annuity rates ever recover? Do car insurance premiums have further to fall? We look at the financial prospects for the next 12 months.

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Households spending more on fuel

  •  11 Dec, 2013
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Britons are now spending more on rent, fuel and power than they are on transport, according to new figures.

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UK burglary rates falling

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The level of property crime in the UK has fallen by half since it peaked in the mid-1990s, but the belongings stolen today are more valuable.

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Floodwater recedes following storms

  •  06 Dec, 2013
Flooded street

Floodwaters are receding after the worst tidal surge to hit Britain's east coast for 60 years.

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Flood warnings as winds whip up sea

  •  05 Dec, 2013
Flood risk area

Severe flood warnings have been issued for large areas of East Anglia as high tides and strong winds threaten to swamp the coastline.

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