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These Christmas tree lights – bought online at AliExpress, eBay and Wish – could catch fire or electrocute you

New Which? research reveals the dangers posed by cheap fire-risk Christmas tree lights sold by third-party sellers through AliExpress, eBay and Wish. Don’t buy these lights, or take them down...

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The batteries that aren’t just for Christmas

With fairy lights, kids’ toys, remote controls and games controllers, it’s safe to say there’s enough reason to stockpile batteries for the Christmas season. But which will last you through the...

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Getting clean after Halloween: top tips for removing stains

Which? reveals the best cleaning products to use to tackle the trickiest Halloween stains, from chocolate-stained carpets to pumpkin-stained clothes.

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This cheap Best Buy laundry detergent could save you over £45 a year

Which? laundry detergents test reveals two new Best Buys, including the brilliant cheap own-brand laundry detergent that could save you over £45 a year.

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Why you should be using rechargeable batteries

Rechargeable batteries can be used over and over again – in fact, in our testing, we put our rechargeables under high-drain conditions to see just how long they’ll last before...

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How green really are eco-friendly washing-up liquids?

We’ve gone behind the scenes to find out how eco-friendly washing-up liquid brands such as Fairy, Ecover and Tesco really are, as well as how well they'll clean your dishes.

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Dyson Lightcycle: are light bulbs on the way out?

Dyson's smart lamp is claimed to last for 60 years, and automatically adjusts output for the time of day, your age and for different tasks. Does is spell the beginning of the end for the humble light bulb?

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The batteries you need this Christmas

Our latest tests reveal which are the best AA and AAA batteries to buy this Christmas, from powering your kids' toys to fairy lights and remote controls.

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Nine amazing things you didn’t know about LED light bulbs

We round up some interesting research findings that show how the right lighting can improve your health and well-being as well as your bank balance

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EU halogen light bulb ban: everything you need to know

The final phase of the EU ban on halogen light bulbs comes into effect on 1 September 2018. We explain what it means for lighting your home, from how much it will cost you to where to find the best alternatives.

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