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Fact or fiction? 5 summer driving myths busted

If you do your research, you'll find lots of guidance about driving in the summer months — but which stories are actually true and which ones are urban myths? We've looked at some of the most common pieces of advice to help you sort the fact from fiction.

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Move or improve — what's the best way to get the home you need?

Being a homeowner means you're faced with questions all the time. What should you do with the garden? Or what's the best way to insulate the loft? But what about that age old question — should you carry on making improvements to your home or just bite the bullet and move somewhere new?

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What happens when you're caught speeding

It can happen to anybody, no matter how careful you are as a driver. You're driving along a 30mph road and you don't realise you're actually going slightly over the limit at 31mph. Then there's a flash in your rear view mirror. But what actually happens when you're caught speeding? What are the repercussions?

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Why do so many people avoid parallel parking?

We've all been there… nightmare morning, running late, driven around for 15 minutes trying to find a parking space, maybe a screaming child or two in the back? All of a sudden a space opens up: bingo! But there are cars parked either side and the space is far from generous. The pressure's on.

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