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Public says 'no deal' to Green Deal energy scheme

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The Green Deal government scheme aimed at encouraging people to invest in energy-efficiency home improvements has failed to capture the public's imagination.

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Insurance fears for homes in flood-risk area

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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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Snow brings UK travel disruption

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The predicted blanket of snow is expected to bring Britain's transport network to its knees this weekend.  Read More…

Flooding & making a home insurance claim

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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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Blog: The Highway Code and winter driving

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Motor lawyer Jeanette Miller's firm sees a spike in inquiries from drivers in winter months. Heed the advice of the Highway Code, she says, and it's easy to stay on the right side of the law.

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Row over impact of green energy plans on bills

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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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I’m Confused.com: Will the world end in 2012?

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Will the world end on 21 December 2012? Confused.com has the answer!

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Wet summer blamed for home insurance price rise

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The average insurance quote for both home buildings and contents cover has risen following a washout summer of storms and floods, according to the AA.

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What happens to old mobile phones?

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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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