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Where to move for... eco-living


‘Sustainability’ and ‘environmental’ are slippery terms but there are some places that are much greener than others

Rufus Wainwright: ‘I like sugar a lot; I can swig maple syrup from the bottle’

The singer on sleep, his sweet tooth, and home renovation in the Canadian mountains


Buy-to-let cars – with 11% average return promised


It’s 10 times what you’ll get on the many savings accounts – but are the returns from leasing out a car too good to be true?

Holiday money: how to find the best cards and currency rates

Our guide on avoiding bank charges and making your cash go further this summer

In 2010 we stopped getting any older. The implications are huge

Maybe we should be thinking about cancelling increases in the state pension age, not raising it

Are some landlords bending energy efficiency rules?

Renting out properties with bad insulation and heating has been prohibited since April

Is it worth buying expensive sun cream?


My partner insists on buying products that cost more than £4o, while I prefer own brand

‘I don’t need things. A very strong part of my philosophy is to lead a minimal life. I have two suitcases with everything in’


Tristan Verran aka performer Tommy Poppers says he is ‘poor’ but is happy on £12,000-£14,000 a year. This is how he manages

Switch energy providers now to escape price rises

With E.ON increasing its bills again, shopping around could save hundreds of pounds


Tout rout: stars come out to close down ticket resellers

The Guardian

Acts such as Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are trying to ensure fans pay only face value to see them

Friday, Jun 22


Let’s move to St Andrews: 1,000 years old – and it’s still an old romantic

There’s gothic romance and it’s attractively odd, but maybe it’s not for you if you don’t like students or golf


Asda cuts petrol and diesel prices for second time in two weeks

Supermarket reduces price caps at its 318 filling stations amid fall in wholesale costs


From online to on the high street: how one fashion brand made the move


Festival-going retailer Carrie Hyndman on expanding her venture Junkbox Apparel with a store and creative space in Chester

The first rule of business? Get paid. Here's how to avoid missing out on sales


You might have the perfect creative business idea or the best-quality products in the world, but you need a seamless payment system to convert interest into a purchase


‘Currys left my £2,000 cooker in a derelict garage’

Their delivery team arrived early, then left it somewhere it could be damaged by rain

Homes with lovely gardens – in pictures

Green-fingered property hunters will love these five homes, from Devon to Cumbria


eBay and Amazon delist faulty carbon monoxide alarms

Which? found four alarms consistently failed to sound when gas was present


House-sitters who live like millionaires on £10k a year


It doesn't take a fortune to have a fully stocked wine cellar in Bergerac or winter in the Pyrenees - all you need are the keys to other people's homes. Better still, you get paid to use them if, like Tom Hill and his partner Lin, you're a…

Thursday, Jun 21


St Albans commuters kick at train station gates amid Thameslink chaos

Signalling failure on network already disrupted by new timetable causes anger


Trader's €1bn deals voided after 'demo' platform mix-up

British brokerage sued after Harouna Traoré traded before realising it was live system


Dear officials, Northern rail routes are not ‘valueless’ – your government is | Lisa Nandy


Emails passed to me reveal the transport department’s contempt for passengers as a changed timetable causes misery


Dixons Carphone profits fall 24% amid warning of no quick fix

New boss Alex Baldock says ‘we have plenty of work to do’ but is confident in long term


Universal credit puts ‘welfare savings’ before human beings' lives | Frances Ryan

The ever-delayed benefit reflects a decade of so-called reforms that are not only causing misery but also wasting a fortune


Why did GWR slam the brakes on my bike booking?

I reserved space for two cycles on a train, but was only sent one ticket


How to eat like a chef for less than £20 a week

Buy in bulk, shop seasonally and eat your (carrot) greens … Eco chef Tom Hunt shares his thrifty food tips, shopping lists and recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner


Ex-rental property will incur capital gains tax when sold


A couple plan to move into a home they have owned but rented out for 25 years

Wednesday, Jun 20


Store Wars: McDonald's and Burger King


Each week we look at retailers competing in the same sector. This week, fast-food titans McDonald's and Burger King are pitched together

'Yours cynically': emails show DfT contempt for rail users, says MP

Labour’s Lisa Nandy says ministers and officials were warned over timetable changes


Berkeley hits peak profits as it warns of London housing slump

Luxury housebuilder reports annual profits of nearly £1bn but Brexit jitters remain


Sir Terence Conran’s restaurant group calls in administrators

Final three Prescott & Conran outlets hit by weak consumer demand and rising costs