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Q My mum re­cently moved to a busy town and has been rid­ing her bike every­where. I of­ten worry about her safety – Can I pur­chase a re­ally loud bell that can be heard over the traf­fic?

L Briggs, Kent Yours says The Hor­nit DB140 is the loud­est cy­cle horn on the mar­ket, so she should be able to make her pres­ence known if she needs to. It fits on the han­dle bars and has two sounds – a pierc­ing 140-deci­bel noise and 121 deci­bel car horn. RRP £19.99. ■ Buy di­rect from www.the­hor­ or from Evans Cy­cles, 01293 574 900 or www.evan­scy­ Q I re­ally en­joy knit­ting for worth­while causes. Do you know of any char­i­ties that are ac­cept­ing knit­ted items? F But­ler, Brix­ham Yours says Sup­port the Cats Pro­tec­tion by mak­ing cosy blan­kets and fun mouse toys for cats that are look­ing for new homes this au­tumn and win­ter.

■ De­sign your own, fol­low the Cap­tain CatBat­tler pat­tern on www. who­, or call the in­for­ma­tion line on 03000 12 12 12 to have the pat­tern sent to you

Q Can I still buy Doreen bras? J Arthy, Es­sex

Yours says The Tri­umph Doreen bra is still go­ing strong after more than 40 years and is one the world’s best-sell­ing non-wired bras. Its sup­port­ive struc­ture comes from heavy­duty straps and seams, with seamed cups stitched into the frame­work. ■ Buy di­rectly from­ or call 01793 720330 to find your near­est stock­ist Q My dad loves telling me sto­ries from his youth, but he of­ten thinks of things while I’m not there then for­gets by the time I see him. Is there an easy way for him to record mem­o­ries when they come to him?

O Ro­man, by email Yours says The free Kin­deo bi­og­ra­phy web­site and iPad app helps you and your fam­ily save and share your life sto­ries us­ing pho­tos and videos. With the sim­ple-touse app, you can ask your dad ques­tions and let him an­swer in his own time, which may spark more mem­o­ries. Kin­deo will then cre­ate a pri­vate web­site for you and your fam­ily to en­joy for­ever.

■ A web­site ver­sion for use on all de­vices will be avail­able from Novem­ber. www.kin­deo. com Q My neigh­bour’s hus­band re­cently died and I’ve been try­ing to help her nav­i­gate the mine­field of per­sonal fi­nances. Is there any­one that can help guide her through it?

Name and ad­dress with­held Yours says En­quire at your neigh­bour’s bank to see if they of­fer a be­reave­ment ser­vice – most have a des­ig­nated mem­ber of staff who can help you. Some also of­fer a down­load­able guide (even if you don’t bank with them). The most com­pre­hen­sive one we found was the San­tander Be­reave­ment Guide, which clearly ex­plains what steps you need to take.

■ Visit www.san­­one-dies

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