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Monthly Archives: May 2011

  • Royal Marines join effort to round up horses
  • 18 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Horse insurance customers may be intrigued to learn that the Royal Marines have been drafted in to help round up more than 80 semi-feral animals in Scotland. They armed forces will work with World Horse Welfare (WHW) and the Royal School of Veterinary Studies to bring in the animals after the owner of the land they inhabit raised concerns about … More

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  • Glasgow Caledonian University has licence reinstated
  • 18 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Individuals seeking higher education training may once again take out student insurance and attend Glasgow Caledonian University. The institution has finally had its licence to sponsor foreign students reinstated after a three-week investigation. Officials at the UK Border Agency (UKBA) suspended the university’s status last month after concerns were raised over the amount of time nurses from the Philippines were spending … More

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  • Guardian offers camera competition
  • 18 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • The winner of a new FujiFilm FinePix device may want to take out camera insurance before using the expensive piece of technology. Photograph enthusiasts in the UK are being offered the chance to get their hands on the S1600 model through a competition featured in the Guardian. The digital camera features 12 megapixels, a 3 inch LCD screen and a 28 … More

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  • Boris Johnson launches charity music fund
  • 18 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Boris Johnson’s latest project may inspire parents to invest in musical insurance and encourage their children to learn an instrument. The Mayor of London’s Fund for Young Musicians (MFYM) scheme has been launched in a bid to help support talented youngsters in the capital. Money provided by the fund will help provide scholarships for kids, with those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds … More

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  • Kayakers break world record
  • 18 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Kayak insurance may have been a must-have for one pair of fundraisers from the UK, who have set a new world record. The BBC reports how Jeff Allen and Harry Whelan circumnavigated Ireland eight days faster than the previous record holders. After 25 days at sea, the pair arrived in Ardmore, West Waterford at 16:00 BST yesterday (May 16th). During … More

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  • Well-mannered pooches honoured at KC event
  • 18 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Canines with outstanding etiquette were honoured earlier this month at the Kennel Club’s (KC’s) Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme (GCDTS) event. Held at the County Showground in Stafford between May 5th and 8th, the gathering saw 295 canines and their owners show up, dog insurance customers may be interested to learn. The GCDTS was established in 1992 to encourage those with … More

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  • Horse gives birth to rare twins
  • 18 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • One animal owner who may be taking out two equine insurance policies is Ann Stockdale of Bevington Close, whose horse Poppy recently gave birth to twins. The occurrence is extremely rare in the equine world and there is only a one in 10,000 chance that it will happen, reports the Burnley Express. Ms Stockdale commented: “Everyone was gob-smacked … They couldn’t … More

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  • Police patrol reservoir looking for illegal anglers
  • 12 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Police are on the hunt for rogue fisherman in Nelson, news that may interest angling insurancecustomers. This is Lancashire reports how officers are carrying out pre-dawn patrols in the hope of catching poachers. Community beat manager Mark Dibb has been scouring the area around Walverden Reservoir at 04:00 BST every morning after a spate of illegal fishing. The rights to the … More

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  • Historic music store to be sold
  • 12 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Individuals who have taken out musical instrument insurance after purchasing equipment from Bruce Millers in Aberdeen may be shocked to hear it is to be sold. The Scotsman reports how the family-run store has been a feature in the west end of the city’s Union Street since 1900. However, despite remaining the biggest supplier of instruments in the area, the company … More

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  • Katie Price plays paparazzi
  • 12 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • It seems Katie Price may be considering a career change after she was snapped playing the paparazzi at their own game. The former glamour model may want to invest in camera insurance after being seen taking pictures of photographers, who followed her on a recent night out. At the end of an evening with her boyfriend Leandro Penna, the mother-of-three wound … More

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