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Burglars make off with over £2,000 worth of swag

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Burglary rates are at their lowest since the 80s, but the rise in laptops and tablets means burglars are bagging more swag.

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Top tips if you're leaving your home alone this Christmas

Top tips if you're leaving your Home Alone this Christmas

Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for burglars, so we asked a little friend of ours for his top tips if you're planning on leaving your home alone over the festive period.

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Protect your home this Halloween

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It's not only the living dead that you have to worry about on Halloween. Here are some simple ways to protect your home from opportunistic thieves.

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Video: 7 things only a burglar can tell you about burglary

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In this video, three ex-burglars discuss what makes an ideal target, and the best ways to protect your home.

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Study raises post-burglary concerns

  •  02 Jun, 2014
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A quarter of people who have their homes broken into suffer anxiety, depression or other mental health problems afterwards, according to a new study.

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Fife & Newcastle top nuisance neighbours complaint list

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There were almost half a million complaints to councils last year about noisy or inconsiderate neighbours. We explain how to stand up for your rights.

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Property crime inquiries dropped

  •  25 Mar, 2014
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Probes into half of all property crimes in the capital, including robberies and break-ins, were dropped by Scotland Yard in 2013, new figures have shown.

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Under-35s shun contents cover

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One in five homes lack contents insurance with 18 to 35-year-olds more likely to shun cover. But as burglary rates fall, is cover necessary? We take a look. 

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Seven ways Facebook has ruined our holidays

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Fed up with photos from friends in far-flung places invading your timeline? Now in its 10th year, this is just one way Facebook has ruined our holidays.

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Should you insure your LEGO collection?

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LEGO enthusiasts can amass collections worth thousands of pounds, so it's worth checking your bricks and figures are protected in case of loss or damage.

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