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  • 60mph Motorway Plan Axed 28 July 2014 New road regulations tend to drive most motorists crazy, and it's not often the case that we get a say in them. So it's good to hear a rare announcement that shows our opinion still matters.
  • New Driver ID Tech Tackles Car Hackers 23 July 2014 Traditionally, car criminals would at least have to smash windows and pick locks to steal your vehicle. Today, however, around 50% of all car thefts in the UK are assisted by electronic devices.
  • An Average House or an Italian Village: UK House Prices in Context 22 July 2014 With house prices at an all time high, it seems like every year we're getting less and less property for our pound. But don't be disheartened - we may have just the solution: save yourself some cash...
  • Mushrooms: the Future of Homebuilding? 21 July 2014 The UK housing shortage is a hot topic at the moment. But while Brits bemoan the lack of building, an innovative architect in the US has found a cheap, sustainable new building material. Or perhaps...
  • Celebs Sketch their Houses to Raise Money for Homeless Charity 11 July 2014 There's no place like home, even if you're a multi-millionaire celebrity. The Welsh charity Llamau obviously knows this. Over the past two and a half years, they've been enlisting the help of...
  • CCTV Spy Cars to be Axed from Parking Enforcement 04 July 2014 To the joy of motorists everywhere, after a lengthy consultation, the Department for Transport has announced that CCTV 'spy cars' will no longer be allowed to issue automatic fines for on-street...
  • Learner Drivers Rising, but are they Improving? 30 June 2014 New figures may show that the number of learner drivers taking their driving tests has increased, but pass rates and penalty points suggest that the calibre of candidates behind the wheel isn't quite...
  • Bank of England steps in to halt Housing Boom 29 June 2014 The Bank of England is getting ready to intervene in the British housing market, by tightening up the rules around getting a mortgage.
  • Government Stepping up its 'self-build revolution' 12 June 2014 The housing market might be booming at the moment, but according to the latest figures, the number of Brits choosing to build their own properties has fallen by more than a fifth since 2010.
  • As Housing Market Heats Up, Buying Habits Get Extreme 11 June 2014 The UK is currently facing an estimated shortfall of 953,000 homes, and with demand still growing, homeowners are facing stark choices in order to find the right investment, and the amount of space,...

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