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DIY Giant Beats Forecast

Kingfisher, the owner of Home improvement giant B&Q has revealed better than expected results for the third quarter of 2009. Profits are up by 28% and pre-tax profits hit £227m compared to £176m this time last year. Profits were forecast as being between £204m and £225m.

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DIY Hero Saves Again

DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles is being hailed as a hero today after it emerged he saved someone from a car wreck, for the second time in the last eight months.

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DIY Naked Charity Calendar

Lincoln couples have stripped off in support of the Parkinson's Disease Society and allowed themselves to be photographed for a DIY themed Calendar Girls style calendar.

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DIY Or Holiday?

Research from the Mintel DIY Retail report 2010 has discovered that despite the fact that many of us can no longer afford to move house, we still would rather go on holiday than improve our home.

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DIY Repairs on Cars May Invalidate Insurance

Research from the Post Office has shown that people are risking invalidating their car insurance by doing their own DIY repairs.

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DIY Retailer Homebase Criticised

One of the largest DIY retailers in the country, Homebase has been criticised for suggesting that one of their tools was so straightforward – even a woman could use it. The statement was made on the instructions issued with their multi-tester tool and led to a number of complaints and an investigation into why the instructions made it onto the shelves at all. A spokesperson has apologised and said that the issue will be taken up with the supplier. They described it as a genuine oversight.

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DIY Sales Start Early

DIY stores are planning an early start to the sale season this year, with most starting their annual festive sales on Christmas Eve. B&Q have said that their sale, which starts on December 24, will be the biggest ever with around £190m investment, 25% higher than last year.

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DIY Skills - It's All in the Genes

Halifax Home Insurance has discovered that some people are genetically predisposed to DIY skills and a lack of this gene may lead to accidents. The research was designed by psychologist Dr Glenn Wilson who found that sensory perception was essential to an understanding of DIY and that some people are simply not born with the correct type of brain to carry out this sort of work.

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DIY skills on the rise as Brits lose their fears

- survey reveals DIY loves and hates -

Maybe it’s the recession, but Britain is fast becoming a nation of DIY experts - and that includes the girls - according to a survey by the diyfixit.co.uk website.

Power tool phobia and fear of flat-pack furniture are a thing of the past: 86 per cent of respondents say they are happy using a drill and 85 per cent can assemble furniture with ease.

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DIY SOS to the Rescue

The James family of Gaerwen have spent the last four years living in a caravan at the back of their home after they were unable to complete desperately needed DIY work on their home. Now, thanks to the the TV show DIY SOS they have moved back in to a newly extended home.

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DIY SOS Way More Popular Than Originally Expected

Nick Knowles from BBC's DIY SOS home makeover show has claimed in an interview that the BBC hated the idea of the show when it was first presented to them. BBC bosses were very reluctant to give the show a second series after they saw the first 6 episodes.

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DIY Store Employee Beats Johnny Depp to Turn on the Lights

A Homebase employee, Nigel Parker has been given the honour of turning on the Portishead Christmas lights. He was offered the chance due to his reputation as an excellent employee at the DIY store with good customer service skills.

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