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All homes 'can't be protected from floods'

  •  25 Feb, 2014
A badly flooded UK street

The Environment Agency (EA) cannot protect all people and all properties but will do all it can, says its executive director of flood and coastal risk management.

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Floods set to cause home insurance price rise

A badly flooded UK street

Insurers are still weighing up the impact of this winter's awful weather. But a surge in flood-related claims is likely to raise everyone's premiums. 

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Blog: Will M1 60mph speed limit save planet or cause congestion?

Motorway traffic

A proposal to cut the speed limit on the M1 to 60mph to reduce carbon emissions might help the environment – but will it cause motorists’ gridlock misery?

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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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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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