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Increasing Number Saving For Home Improvements

The latest Money Mood Survey from Legal and General has found that 60% of those questioned were actively saving for their future during the last month. Of those, an increasing number were saving for home improvements compared to figures from February of this year.

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Rising Popularity of Kitchen Improvements

The UK's largest home finding website Rightmove has conducted research which discovered that 33% of all spending on home improvements in the last year was spent on the kitchen. It is thought that the popularity of having friends over to eat at home rather than going out has fuelled the change in spending habits.

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Plumbing & Heating Company Moves From The UK

The UK's largest plumbing and heating retailer is set to move to Switzerland due to the unclear coalition stance on taxation. Wolseley makes 81% of its revenue overseas and the move combined with a new holding company in Jersey will result in a corporation tax cut for the company from 34% to 28%.

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Neanderthals Keen On Gadgets

New research which is due to appear in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory at the end of the year is expected to show that the Neanderthals developed tools and were keen on technology and gadgetry.It had previously been thought that the Neanderthal only advanced once they began to mix with homo sapiens.

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Power Tool Drag Racing

An entrant in this years Silverline Power Tool Drag Racing Championship is sure to be the envy of all enthusiastic DIYers out there. The Bolt Lightening mini-dragster has an engine powered by six 16-inch circular saws. The dragster is just part of a group of entrants which include vehicles powered by leaf blowers, disc cutters, chainsaws and more.

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Save Money and Keep Warm this Winter

Home-owners are being encouraged to lay their own insulation in their lofts in a bid to save money this winter.

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Is it Time to Invest in Property Overseas?

A survey by The Worldwide Property Group has found that 72% of those surveyed think that now is a good time to invest in property overseas, with Spain, Brazil and the US all coming in as favourite destinations.

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Stereotypical View of White Van Man Outdated

A study by one of the UK's leading insurers has discovered that white van drivers are actually smarter than people may have thought. Of the 3000 van drivers questioned, 70% liked to keep up with politics and 50% love to read and always have a book on the go.

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Importance of Home Maintenance Before Winter

Despite increasingly erratic weather conditions in this country, a recent survey has discovered that only half of all UK home-owners take precautions against weather damage.

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Glut of Makeover Shows Linked To the Late 1800s

The curator of a new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum has claimed that the current interest in interior design and TV make-over shows can be put down to the Aesthetic movement of the late 19th century. The movement featured the works of designer William Morris, writer Oscar Wilde and the painter Whistler, all of whom will be featured at the Aesthetic Movement exhibition at the museum.

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Rogue Landlords Under the Spotlight

Tenants are being warned this week that they may become victims of rogue landlords, after Shelter discovered that up to one million people have fallen victims to scams in the last three years.Shelter spoke to 2,234 people as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the danger of rogue landlords.

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DIY App Gives On The Spot Advice

Novice DIYers can now use their mobile phones to get on the spot DIY advice from retailer B&Q. The B&Q DIY App was released last month and is proving a hit with DIY fans across the UK.B&Q have described the app as the hottest new tool to keep in your pocket rather than your tool box. It brings people together with a range of experts from B&Q to offer advice when required.

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