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Rise in home insurance claims following storms

A badly flooded UK street

Home insurance claims for damage to property during the recent storms have surged. We look at when insurers pay out – and when they won't.

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Energy bosses face outages grilling

  •  31 Dec, 2013
close up, angular shot of electricity pylon

Hundreds of thousands of homes were left without electricity over the festive period due to severe storms - and MPs want to know why it took so long to restore power.

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Power restored to homes after storm

  •  30 Dec, 2013
A flooded street

Households left without electricity following the Christmas storms have now had their power restored.

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'Green tax' cuts lower energy bills by £50

Green piggy bank and a lightbulb

Reforms to green levies on gas and electricity firms should soften the blow of recent bill increases. We look at how the big suppliers have reacted.

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Drivers ignoring flood warnings

  •  27 Nov, 2013
Road closed and flood sign

Flooded roads can be a big problem at this time of year - but it appears some drivers are prepared to try and tackle them in a bid to get to their destination.

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More hydrogen cars in the pipeline

  •  25 Nov, 2013
Hydrogen car

The most desirable green transport of the future may turn out to be powered by hydrogen and water vapour, rather than electricity.

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Car review: Honda CR-Z

Honda CR-Z on a road

If you care about the environment but need a car, hybrid vehicles such as the Honda CR-Z can help ease your conscience, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Households told to expect flooding

  •  14 Nov, 2013
Flooded street

Flooding could be on the cards across much of England over the coming months as wet and windy weather sets in.

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Blog: Where your gas & electricity bill money goes

Circular sign entitled energy bills with arrow pointing upwards

Gas and electricity bills are set to rise this winter. But do you know where the money you pay goes? Kate Rose, head of gas and electricity at Confused.com, explains.

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Blog: Have you turned on your heating?

Family warming their feet in front of the fire

The clock marking the official end of British Summer Time hasn't even gone back yet, but many are feeling the winter chill. Have you put your heating on yet?

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