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Can an electric bike save you money?

Keeping your fuel costs down on the road and being more environmentally friendly at the same time, sound good to you? For many consumers, electric bikes have been little more than just toys, the electric bikes available now will change that belief. Many feature a powerful motor that will propel you to speeds of up to 15mph (this is the highest legally allowed in the UK). What should you look for when buying...

Sprinkle some magic in your garden

Summer, the months where many people enjoy spending time in their garden. A beautifully tended garden can be a source of colour, light, pleasant scents and can also add a little bit of wellness in to your life! Even those on a budget will find it easier than they think to get their garden looking wonderful. Coloured Pots Clay pots are often objects people place on giveaways websites like ‘Freecycle’ or...

Should You Consider Solar PV Panels?

We all know that traditional sources of energy have their drawbacks. Coal, oil, and natural gas are in limited supply and the scarcer they become the more they cost. In addition, the carbon dioxide they produce has an adverse effect on the environment. Nuclear power is a tempting alternative due to its nearly inexhaustible nature, but as recent events in Japan have shown it comes at a great risk. Those of us...

A guide to mobile phone recycling

The rapid pace at which the mobile phone industry moves means that new models are coming out all the time. In fact, there has never been so much choice when it comes to mobile phones as there is today. However, with mobile phones becoming almost annual purchases nowadays, what should you be doing with your old one? Luckily, we’ve produced this short guide which will give you a number of options and ensure...

The Costs & Process Owning a Scooter, Moped or Motorbike

Looking to Buy a Cheap and Economical Scooter? I remember getting my first scooter – Wow, the freedom of being able to get around was just brilliant. Now my son has reached the age where he wants his freedom too. When I was a lad you could just jump on a 50cc or 125cc without taking a CBT. Now there are few things you have to do first before being allowed on the road. The few things to think about –...

What are the Benefits of Car Sharing?

With the price of petrol having soared by 20 per cent in the past year, there has never been a more significant time to consider how you can spread this cost. The average UK commute to work is now a gruelling distance of 8 miles per day – time wise, this adds up to a mind-numbing 200 hours per year. About 93 per cent of these journeys made by car are done so alone. // // Money saved A recent study shows...