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Monthly Archives: April 2011

  • Grand National ‘needs better risk assessment’
  • 12 April 2011 | 0 Comments
  • A vet has claimed that better risk assessment is needed in the run-up to the Grand National if the number of claims on horse insurance is to be reduced. In a blog for the Daily Telegraph, Pete Wedderburn suggested that the safety issues at the famous event should be reevaluated. Over the last two years, at least five animals have been … More

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  • Rescue team praised for saving dog from bridge mechanism
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  • The emergency services staff who helped to save a West Highland terrier from a bridge mechanism have been praised for their efforts. Ben Rice and his father Barry were saved from having to make a large claim on their pet insurance when the animal was extracted safely from the bridge after chasing a fox into the confined space. While the wild … More

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  • Rescued ponies from Caerphilly ‘are recovering well’
  • 12 April 2011 | 0 Comments
  • A drove of 21 ponies rescued from a farm in Caerphilly are said to be recovering well, horse insurancecustomers might be relieved to learn. The animals were taken from their owner after an inspection by vets revealed that they were in a poor state of health, reports BBC News. Nicolas de Brauwere, head of welfare and senior vet at Redwings Horse … More

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  • Retired greyhounds to find owners through speed dating?
  • 12 April 2011 | 0 Comments
  • A novel speed dating format is being used to enable people to establish whether or not they get along with a greyhound they are considering adopting, prospective dog insurance customers might be intrigued to learn. The scheme is being run by Belle Vue Retired Greyhound Trust, which aims to rehome former racing dogs, reports the Liverpool Confidential. Pooches go out for … More

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  • Shelter seeks home for ‘royal’ bunnies
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  • Foal Farm Animal Rescue in Biggin Hill, Kent has witnessed its own royal wedding as two bunnies called Wills and Kate have bonded. The organisation is currently searching for a home for the regal rabbits, who were originally put together to keep each other company, reports BBC News. According to the charity, it was “love at first sight” when the … More

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  • Caravan park evacuated following fire
  • 12 April 2011 | 0 Comments
  • The importance of investing in caravan insurance may have been highlighted by one incident in Cumbria. Holidaymakers at a site near Grange-over-Sands had to be evacuated after a workshop caught fire, the Westmorland Gazette reports. Emergency services were called to Oakhead Caravan Park and an exclusion was erected as the hut contained propane, LPG cylinders, petrol and oil tanks. Watch Manager … More

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  • Liam Gallagher ‘loves golf’
  • 12 April 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher may want to invest in golf insurance after taking up the sport. The singer revealed in an interview with the Times that he is still learning the ropes but is enjoying playing the game. “I spend too much time in that … sand pit but there you go … it’s a learning curve. And there’s a … More

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