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Motorists and homeowners warned over flood risks

A flood warning sign

The latest bout of severe weather around Britain means more damage and more insurance claims. We explain how to avoid being turned down.

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MPs call for winter weather plan

  •  03 Jan, 2014
Some houses dusted in snow

The House of Commons Transport Committee has called for more to be done to allow transport systems to cope with bad winter weather.

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Drivers taking eyes off the road

  •  03 Jan, 2014
Close up of girl driving while using phone

Motorists typically get distracted for a tenth of the time they are out and about, research shows.

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47% of Brits would shop a drink driver

Alcoholic drinks on a bar counter

Some 47 per cent of Brits would report a drink driver to police and a quarter would shop a close relative or partner planning to drink and drive, finds a new study.

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Curfew for young drivers put on hold

Car headlights at night

Government proposals to cut road accidents by imposing a night-time ban on young drivers have been delayed once again.

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10% of UK homes are unsecured

  •  16 Dec, 2013
Key in a lock

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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Would you report a drink driver?

Alcoholic drink and car keys

Two police forces are promoting rewards of up to £1,000 for revellers who report suspected drink-drivers this Christmas. But is this the right approach?

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UK burglary rates falling

burglar stealing laptop

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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TomTom GO 500 sat nav

2nd day of Christmas

We have one TomTom GO 500 UK & Ireland sat nav to give away on 2 December. Click to find out more.

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Blog: Do shocking road safety adverts work?

Pub loo shocker TV advert

From gruesome crashes to images of twisted bones, many of us will have seen examples of the shock-tactic advertising used by road safety campaigners. But do these adverts work?

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