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Five things you can do to beat Blue Monday

According to some, the combination of cold, dark days and post-Christmas blues makes the third Monday in January the most depressing day of the year. In a bid to combat those January blues, we've put together some ideas that might help you feel a little better.

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Terrific tunnels from around the world

Chances are, you've driven through numerous tunnels, but have you given much thought to the engineering behind them?

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Motoring offences

Motoring offences are the main topic of the news this week, with smart motorway speeding figures revealed and tougher penalties on mobile use at the wheel. We'll also be taking a look at how owning the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could invalidate your home insurance.

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How to stop thieves stealing Christmas

Unfortunately, it isn’t just Scrooge or the Grinch who are intent on ruining Christmas.

Thieves are constantly on the lookout for opportunities and Christmas shoppers can provide easy pickings.

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