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Kate Russell
By Kate Russell
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Kate Russell gives us her latest selection of the best sites on the World Wide Web.

The Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation website

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Calling all secret agents. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join the Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of investigation.

Ready for a bit of super sleuthing action? Well get yourself along to fffbi.com.

Funded by the National Geographic Society, The Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation is an interactive site that uses humour and storytelling to help children aged 8-13 learn about places and cultures around the world.

Here they take on the role of a field agent, and must complete missions, and play games, that hone their powers of observation, research and problem solving, at the same time as learning all about what makes different parts of the world tick.

The best thing of all is that although it looks slick it loads really fast, so even those running on narrowband should be able to enjoy the experience.

Click on Missions to get started and then just follow the story through. At the end of each mission you will be given a quiz to see how much you have learnt.

You will need to register, and you will find more information on keeping your details safe online on our website.

Once you have finished sleuthing, the radio play under Signals is also well worth a listen.

Computer Companion website

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You may be an international agent, but even spies have to do a bit spring cleaning once in a while.

I am not talking about getting a duster and mop out and blitzing your home, but rather taking a virtual squeegee to your computer's hard drive.

You will find a really friendly step-by-step guide on what to do at this site.

The website is packed full of tutorials and guides on how to do loads of basic but really useful stuff with your PC, from creating forms in Word, to adding transition effects to PowerPoint presentations. Just click the categories on the left to access a full list of archived guides for that section.

The one I wanted you to look at now though is found under Computing at Home, then scroll down to find the link to Spring Cleaning.

Like your home, your computer needs a good clear out every so often to keep it running at its best. Follow the steps in this guide to spruce up your PC.

Wizards website

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This next site was sent in to click@bbc.co.uk by Kevin from London.

He is mad about role playing card games, and says wizards.com has all the guides and walkthroughs you need to get you going.

From Dungeons and Dragons, to Magic the Gathering there are links to many of the most popular strategy role playing card games around on this site. Just click the thumbnail to launch a game area, or use the drop down menu under Games at the top of the main screen for more options.

Once inside a game area each page is different, so just hunt around for what interests you. There are strategy guides, character profiles, and for the complete newbie, information and facts about how to get started in your hobby game of choice.

Once you are done use the links at the top to jump to another game section, or indeed to visit the community forums, where you will find no end of very enthusiastic enthusiasts ready to answer any questions you still have.

Nice Cup of Tea And A Sit Down website

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And finally are you a biscuit fan?

If you enjoy nothing more than a nice cup of tea and a biscuit then you definitely need to take a look at a Nice Cup of Tea And A Sit Down.

It is not the most streamlined URL in the world, but it really makes sense when you look at the content of this hugely entertaining blog site all about tea and biscuits. Well, actually, it is mostly about the biscuits.

On the opening page you will find all the latest entries, talking about what company owns what box of biscuits and what selection they put in them as well as links to news reports, like the one about a man who intends to make a model city out of 72,000 biscuits.

It sounds bizarre I know, and it is a bit, but that is what makes it so charming.

Again here we see that the creators have put loads of time and effort into making this site with pictures and entertaining editorial crumbled throughout.

Just have a poke round and see what you find. I love the Fig Fest section, which compares the fig rolls from several different suppliers, and can be accessed from the links panel on the left.

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