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Best and worst motorway services revealed

Motorway services can be miserable and crowded places, with a reputation for over-priced fuel and dull surroundings, serving food that is both expensive and of questionable quality. Whatever you think of them, a new survey of England’s best and worst service stations might fuel your opinions. Transport Focus has asked customers for their views. The top of the list is…

Britain’s most ethical insurance company 2018

The ETA has once again been voted Britain’s most ethical insurance company for the fifth year in a row. The Good Shopping Guide each year reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly of the world’s companies and brands, with a view to supporting the growth of social responsibility and ethical business as well as a more sustainable, just society.…

Reduce, reuse, recycle: Plastic bottle shower

If you have to buy a plastic bottle of water, the best thing to do with it is re-use it. It’s the reason we love the bottle shower – a rose attachment that simply twists into place on all narrow neck plastic bottles. When the bottle is upturned the device delivers a constant flow without any need for squeezing. A…

Build your own caravan

If you’re a fan of self-sufficient holidays and DIY, have you ever considered building your own caravan? The Slidavan is a lightweight 2-berth telescopic DIY caravan designed to fit on a small un-braked trailer with a gross capacity of 500 kilos. No special materials or skills are needed to build a Slidavan, but you will need to dedicate around 200…

Pop-up inflatable bicycle caravan

Little beats the satisfaction of cycle camping, but after a hard day in the saddle, what better than the promise of a comfortable mattress? Gernot Rammer, Jürgen Haller and Martin Kladensky have spent the last four years refining their idea for an inflatable bicycle caravan – working hard to find the optimum balance between design, weight, pack size, stability and…