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Hosepipe ban: Keep a lid on water costs

Coins flowing from a tap

With the UK on the brink of its worst drought in 30 years and a hosepipe ban now in place in southern and eastern England, consumers are being urged to get serious about saving water.

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Water, water everywhere

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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…

Home insurance warning as UK flood risk increases

Flooded street
Increased flood risk will lead to higher home insurance costs and could lead banks to refuse to lend on affected properties, a government report warns.  Read More…

Driving in 2012: New laws, telematics and more price rises?

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Last year was tough for drivers: more price rises, a few law changes and big headlines for the car-insurance industry. So will 2012 be just as eventful? We look at what’s coming up and how it might affect you.

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Severe weather warning as storms lash UK

Row of flooded houses

An Atlantic storm which has brought strong winds to the UK on Thursday will continue into Friday, with gale force gusts of up to 165mph in some areas, says the Met Office.

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Cycle safety map

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Use this widget to alert road users to danger hotspots involving cyclists and drivers in the UK. We’ll take your feedback and look to take action to make the roads safer for everyone.

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Cyclists and motorists complain of clashes

Cyclist on the road

Almost 12 per cent of drivers want to see cyclists pay some form of road tax, according to our exclusive poll. Our exclusive research shows that not enough action is being taken to ensure our roads are as safe as possible for both cyclists and motorists.

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Caught on camera: Motorists' rage against cyclists

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Russell Jones is a keen cyclist and is fed up of drivers’ attitudes towards those on two wheels. He challenged his anti-cyclist friend Adam to ditch his car and travel to work by bike for a whole week.

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Motorists v Cyclists: One expert's view

Motorists vs cyclists expert's view video

Sustrans is the sustainable transport charity responsible for promoting cycling across the UK. We asked Sustrans’ Chief Executive, Malcolm Shephard, what has been done in recent years to help cyclists and motorists get along.

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Smarter driving saves £500 a year on fuel

Model car on coin piles

Fuel prices may be sky-high now but new findings show the average motorist can save around £500 a year on fuel by applying simple driving tips.

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