Keep your home cool this summer


Summer's here – and just in case Britain is able to bask in glorious sunshine for more than two consecutive days, here are some ways to keep your home cool.

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ENGIE lands in energy market with smart control

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The largest company to enter the UK home energy market for 15 years has arrived armed with a new smart heating control system.

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Home improvement plans could invalidate insurance policies


A price comparison website has warned that major DIY improvements could invalidate home insurance policies.

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Learn a range of heritage skills from the experts


Retirement housebuilder McCarthy and Stone is inviting people across the country to celebrate the heritage skills of older people throughout its developments across a number of regions in June and July.

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Gadget gets the Dragon’s seal of approval

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Dragon's Den entrepreneur Peter Jones is backing a new portable gas stove described as the must-have gadget of the summer.

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A groomed garden adds £2,000 to home values


A well-kept garden can add up to £2,000 in value to a British home, according to new research.

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12 tricks to fix broken things


It's often easier to throw broken or damaged items away and buy new ones – but now you don't have to.

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