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Dumb ways to invalidate your car insurance

A flood warning sign

Ignoring "road closed" signs and driving into deep flood water is the latest example of foolhardy motorists putting their cover at risk. We look at the silliest reasons for claims to be turned down.

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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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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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Blog: Where your gas & electricity bill money goes

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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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Insurance fears for homes in flood-risk area

A flood warning road sign

Homeowners in flood-risk areas could find they are unable to get insurance for their properties unless a new agreement is reached in the next few weeks.

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Video: Winter driving fails compilation

Winter driving fails video compilation

We all know how challenging it can be driving in snow and ice and these videos prove why you need to be extra cautious in the winter weather.

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Flooding & making a home insurance claim

A flood warning road sign

Wet weather is an inconvenience for many, but if you live in an area prone to flooding it's a much more serious matter. Here's how to make a claim for flooding on your home insurance policy.

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Row over impact of green energy plans on bills

Wind turbines

The cost of low-carbon electricity under the new Energy Bill will add less than £100 to average annual household bills, Energy Secretary Ed Davey said on Friday.

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What happens to old mobile phones?

Old mobile phones infographic teaser

The iPhone 5 is a hot commodity, but what happens to all the perfectly good mobile phones it's replacing when people pick up the latest model? Constant tech consumption is contributing to the world's e-waste problem. We take a look.

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Water, water everywhere

Rising flood risk infographic teaser
Currently, roughly one in six properties in the UK is exposed to risk of tidal or river flooding.The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs predicts that the number of people and properties at risk could grow significantly over the next few decades.We take a look at those projections.  Read More…

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