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Welcome to’s friendly reminder to not forget Father’s Day this Sunday – we’re sure he’s eagerly anticipating those Mr Men socks! But while you’re here, why not have a read through this month’s selected motoring news articles. We’ve also got some useful guidance articles for your house and home, with a special £20 gift card offer for new Home Emergency Cover customers*.
Motoring News & Advice
Revealed: The Cheapest Cars to Service in the UK
A new study claims to have identified the UK's most affordable car in terms of day-to-day servicing, maintenance and repairs. The data was compiled from 250,000 vehicle service claims, offering an idea of which cars are the cheapest to keep in good working order. The most costly-to-maintain cars were also revealed.
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DVLA Text Message Scam: All You Need to Know
Drivers are being targeted by fake messages promising car tax refunds. The SMSs are an attempt to gather personal details/payment information. The DVLA said in a Twitter message: "We are aware of an email/text scam that asks drivers to verify their driving license and vehicle tax details via an online link.”
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Motorcycle Crime: Police to Be Empowered to Chase Thieves with Confidence
Police have been given assurances they will not be prosecuted for pursuing riders without helmets, as the Home Office launches a consultation on the subject.
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Smart Traffic Light Trial: An End to Stop-Start Driving?
The congestion caused by stop-start driving could soon be a thing of the past if a new smart traffic light trial, based on York’s A59, is successful.
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Car Emissions Cheats to Be Charged by UK Under New Proposals
Car manufacturers may face criminal charges if they use cheat software to defeat emissions tests, under powers sought by ministers - the Financial Times reports.
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Pothole Britain: Councils Pay out Millions to Injury Claimants
Councils have paid out more than £43m in compensation claims related to potholes in the last five years, according to cycling campaign group Cycling UK.
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Home Emergency News & Advice
Do I Need a Party Wall Agreement?
If you plan to carry out works affecting a party wall (a wall shared with a neighbour), you may need to serve a Party Wall Notice, which if agreed to will become a Party Wall Agreement. If this is not agreed to, a Party Wall Award can be arranged by appointing a surveyor. Read our guide.
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5 of The Best IP Cameras for Home Security
Find out what to look for in an IP security camera, then read our thoughts on five great options for optimal home security - available now.
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UK House Prices 106 Times Greater Than in 1966
The average UK property price has risen from £2,006 in 1966, to £211,000 in 2018. Wages, meanwhile, have only risen by a third of that rate.
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Housing Benefit Too Low for Under-25 Singles: Government Committee
Social Security Advisory Committee warns that under-25s living independently on benefits cannot afford living costs, limiting ability to take up work and education.
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