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Thousands to benefit from new flood insurance deal

Flooded street

Homeowners living in flood-affected areas will be able to buy cover for their homes in future after the government struck a new agreement with insurers.

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Changing a flat tyre: DIY or call a mechanic?

Man changing a car tyre

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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What would make you give up your motorbike?

Motorcyclist on bike wearing leathers

What would make you give up your motorbike? For motoring writer Tim Barnes-Clay it was crashing, and becoming a dad. But he still misses life on two wheels.

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Is jail needed to curb uninsured driver menace?

A prison jail cell

A rise in the fine for driving without insurance from £200 to £300 won't work, say campaigners. Is the threat of jail a more effective deterrent?

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Scientists edge closer to cancer cure by preventing spread

A medical researcher

Cancer research took another step towards finding a cure as scientists uncovered how the disease spreads through the body.

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Two-thirds risk cooking unsafe food

making dinner for one

Consumers who judge the freshness of their food using the "sniff test" could be putting themselves in danger, a new survey shows.

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Campaign for law change to protect cyclists

A cyclist riding on a city road

Do we need a law change to protect cyclists? A group called Cycle Law Scotland is campaigning for just that. Motorist and cyclist Chris Torney takes a closer look.

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New fines for middle-lane hogs & tailgaters

Motorway traffic jam

The government is to introduce new fines for anti-social driving behaviour such as tailgating and middle-lane hogging from August.

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Are you sitting comfortably? Desk workers more obese

hands typing on a keyboard

Receptionists and administrative workers are 69 per cent more likely to gain weight while working, according to a new study.

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Talking on mobile phones raises blood pressure

Attractive woman talking on phone

The stress caused from talking on a mobile phone can increase your blood pressure but practicing yoga can lower it, new studies have found.

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