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Learning to drive

3 essential things to think about before learning to drive

Everyone's a bit nervous about learning to drive, but it can be one of the most valuable skills you learn in life. For some people, driving comes naturally. But for others it's a stressful and time-consuming experience. So what can you do to make the process as easy, safe and, perhaps more importantly, cost-effective as possible?

Just one of many potholes

The Hole Truth — what to do if your car's damaged by a pothole

In the 14th century, the word 'pothole' described a deep hole used for mining. In later years, the meaning of the word changed, becoming the name for geological features in glaciers and gravel beds. It wasn't until the 20th century that we began to use the term for describing the holes in our roads

An river breaks it's banks

How to protect your home against flooding

We're well into the midst of winter, which means we're also at risk from winter storms. High winds and heavy rain can cause flash flooding which could cause serious damage to your home.

It's a good idea to make sure you're prepared, so you can reduce the impact of the damage.

A bit of a scrape

Parking prangs

Have you ever returned to your car to find it has been hit? If so, you're not alone. New research has revealed a rise in car park related accidents. This week's news also looks at the lack of knowledge of motoring laws and who has been worse hit by the rise in home insurance costs.

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