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National Trust starts selling renewable energy to National Grid

The National Trust has launched a large-scale project in which it will sell renewable energy to the National Grid.

It will sell the green power through its trading company Good Energy and use the money it makes to fund conservation work.

The charity has switched on a hydropower turbine situated on a river at its Hafod y Llyn farm on the side of Snowdon.

It is anticipated the turbine will generate ...

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Apple offers free recycling to customers

Apple is bidding to become greener by offering free recycling of all its used products.

The tech giant is also promising to power all of its stores, offices and data centres around the world with renewable energy in an effort to reduce the pollution caused by its range of devices and online services.

It has already distributed gift cards at a number of stores in exchange for iPhones and iPods that are still in good enough condition to ...

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What is the most downloaded song ever?

Robin Thicke's controversial track Blurred Lines is the most downloaded song of all time in the UK, it has been revealed.

The single featuring vocals from TI and Pharrell Williams has sold a record-breaking 1.54 million copies since its May release, according to a new countdown compiled by the Official Charts Company and unveiled by BBC Radio 1.

Despite being the best-selling single of 2013, it was banned from around 20 student union bars as it attracted strong ...

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How do you save money when buying a car?

People are being urged to think more about a car's real value than its fuel economy if they want to reduce the cost of motoring.

Depreciation, not the cost of fuel, is the real cash-killer when it comes to cars and motorists could save far more by focusing on it, according to vehicle valuation specialists CAP Automotive.

They say the typical medium family car bought three years ago has lost £12,559 in value and yet driven 12,000 miles ...

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What proportion of fixed broadband connections are now superfast?

The number of superfast home fixed broadband connections has soared over the last couple of years, new research shows.

Figures released by Ofcom show that a quarter of UK residential fixed broadband connections offered headline speeds of 30 megabits per second (Mbit/s) or more in November 2013, compared to just 5% two years earlier.

They also show that the average superfast connection speed has rocketed by 47% to 47Mbit/s since May 2010 while the average UK residential speed ...

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