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Monthly Archives: April 2011

  • Crew rescued from sinking fishing vessel
  • 12 April 2011 | 0 Comments
  • The owner of a fishing vessel may be forced to claim on their boat insurance after the ship was involved in a collision in the Irish Sea. Lifeboats were sent out to rescue the crew of the Lynn Marie at 06:00 BST when it began taking on water. The 56 ft boat was towed back to shore by Port St Mary … More

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  • Gloucester ‘a great city to visit’
  • 12 April 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Caravan insurance customers may want to take a trip to the Cotswolds region following one expert’s comments. A spokesman for Marketing Gloucester described how the city is a “fantastic visitor destination” as it provides an urban escape from rural surroundings. “Gloucester’s magnificent cathedral is undoubtedly the city’s crowning glory, with some of the world’s biggest stained glass windows and intricate … More

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  • ‘Stroll around Rome’ to get a feel for the city
  • 12 April 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Individuals wondering where to venture to after purchasing touring caravan insurance may want to consider visiting Rome. Stefania Gatta, a spokeswoman from the Italian State Tourist Board, described how the city provides plenty of sites to keep people entertained. She recommended taking in the “magnificent views” of the historic Italian capital from the cafeteria on the second level of the Altare … More

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  • Corrie star Jack P Shepherd ‘to wed’
  • 12 April 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd may soon be taking out wedding insurance following rumours he is engaged to be married after proposing to his long-term girlfriend. A source told the News of the World that he presented Lauren Shippy with a £3,000 ring and that the couple are “delighted”. Shippy, who has been dating the actor since they were both … More

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  • Dangerous cycling Bill proposed
  • 12 April 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Bicycle insurance may be more important than ever following talk of a new law being introduced that would see people prosecuted for death caused by dangerous cycling. The Daily Mail reports how Tory MP Andrea Leadsom is set to present a Bill calling for such legislation. Ms Leadsom is said to have been campaigning for the law on behalf of … More

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  • Fire fighters rescue dogs from blaze in Southampton
  • 12 April 2011 | 0 Comments
  • A family in Southampton may have had to call their insurers for pets after two of their pooches were caught in a blaze last week. Both animals survived the house fire, having been rescued by emergency services staff when they arrived, reports BBC News. Four people were also affected by the fire, one of whom was a child and another … More

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  • Skunks ‘make great pets’
  • 12 April 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Skunks are the latest unusual family members that Britons might be taking out pet insurance for. According to the Daily Mail, the creatures are becoming increasingly popular among people in the UK. The news provider cited figures from breeders that suggest there are already 2,000 or more living in the country as domestic pets. Katie Sleightholme, owner of Busby the skunk, … More

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  • Cyclists to travel 3,000 miles for charity
  • 12 April 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Mountain bike insurance might be an essential purchase for a pair of friends from Coventry who are planning to ride across the US in just 30 days. Steven Prime and Dayle Walker plan to start in Surf City, North Carolina and finish in Santa Monica, California, reports BBC News. Once they complete their trip on August 27th, they should have … More

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  • Film producer cycles Dick Turpin’s legendary journey
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  • Film producer Dale Nichol might have taken out bicycle insurance before setting off on his ride following the footsteps of legendary highwayman Dick Turpin. The 48-year-old started from Epping High Street and travelled 209 miles to Turpin’s grave in York. He hopes to raise awareness and funds for his latest project, which will be a movie about the life of the … More

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  • Brian Blessed backs campaign for electronic collars for cats
  • 11 April 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Actor Brian Blessed will be touring the UK in a bid to raise awareness about the advantages of allowing felines to wear electronic collars to keep them in their gardens, news that may interest cat insurancecustomers with wayward animals. Under recent rulings, the Welsh Assembly banned the items last year as they were thought to be cruel, reports the Lincolnshire Echo. … More

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