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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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What would make you give up your motorbike?

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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?

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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

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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

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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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Desk workers most likely to gain weight

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Receptionists and administrative workers are most at risk of gaining weight while working, according to a new study.

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Talking on mobile phones raises blood pressure

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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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Treatment kills 15,000 cancer patients

A medical researcher

An estimated 15,000 cancer patients were killed in Britain last year from treatment rather than the disease, Lord Saatchi says.

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