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Monthly Archives: June 2011

  • Kids fishing day ‘a success’
  • 30 June 2011 | 1 Comment
  • A group of youngsters from Runcorn may be inspired to invest in angling insurance after trying their hand at fishing. The Warrington Guardian reports how a Big Fish Off event was held at Ackers Pit lake in Stockton Heath. Organised as part of the O2 Think Big initiative, the day out was designed to encourage children to work together as … More

  • Instrument exhibit comes to Edinburgh
  • 30 June 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Musical insurance may be a must-have for one institution that is showcasing a new exhibition of unusual instruments. The University of Edinburgh has been working alongside the Musical Instruments Museums Online (MIMO) project in a bid to digitise a selection of exotic pieces. Among those items on display are tubas, euphoniums and other brass instruments that are specific to the … More

  • Cyclist completes Great Wall of China challenge
  • 30 June 2011 | 1 Comment
  • A cycle enthusiast has managed to successfully complete a 280-mile journey along the Great Wall of China without having to claim on his bicycle insurance. Richard Wilkinson told the Belfast Telegraph how he decided to undertake the challenge as a way of celebrating his 40th birthday. Accompanied by his wife, the pair managed to complete the trip in just ten … More

  • Schoolgirl to tandem-cycle from Scotland to Wales
  • 30 June 2011 | 1 Comment
  • A young schoolgirl may require bicycle insurance before embarking on a 500-mile journey from Scotland to Wales. The Scotsman reports how 11-year-old Hannah Moffat is planning to travel the long distance in order to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. She will ride a tandem bike with her father Rob and is hoping to receive donations of at least … More

  • Former fireman tackles caravan blaze
  • 30 June 2011 | 1 Comment
  • One mobile home owner may have been saved from making a large claim on their caravan insurance after a retired fireman came to the rescue. Chris Wannell told This is Wiltshire how the instincts he developed during his 32 years with the emergency services came flooding back when he noticed the caravan was alight. The 67-year-old was attending the Strawberries … More

  • Abbey Clancy practices for big day
  • 30 June 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Celebrity bride and groom-to-be Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch are likely to have taken out wedding insurance ahead of their ceremony this weekend. The couple have been spotted practicing for their big day at Stapleford Park hotel in Leicestershire. Images featured in the Daily Mail show the slim model stood with her fiance in front of their minister at the … More

  • Could venue fire inspire investment in wedding insurance?
  • 30 June 2011 | 1 Comment
  • One couple may have been forced to claim on their wedding insurance after their venue went up in flames. In an interview with the Ellesmere Port Pioneer, Jo and Stefan McKnight explained how their big day had to be relocated at the last minute following a fire. A disgruntled groom is alleged to have intentionally started a blaze in the … More

  • Enjoy England App ‘useful for daytrippers’
  • 30 June 2011 | 1 Comment
  • A new app may prove useful for caravan insurance customers who are keen to explore Britain. Yolanda Copes-Stepney, destination PR officer for VisitEngland, described how the Enjoy England App provides a wealth of information on what to see and do in the country. She suggested that the technology can help people to save money on day trips and plan an … More

  • Chester Zoo breeds rare parrots after 19 years
  • 30 June 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Bird insurance customers with a passion for parrots may want to take a trip to Chester Zoo in the near future, as keepers at the establishment have successfully bred three rare Philippine cockatoos. The trio of chicks come after 19 years of trying to hatch some of the animals, which are now being hand-reared. Philippine cockatoos nest in holes in … More

  • Kitten survives being trapped in car engine
  • 30 June 2011 | 1 Comment
  • A kitten thought to have been trapped in a car engine has been taken in by the RSPCA after a member of the public heard its cries of distress. It is believed the animal has an owner, who may have already claimed on their cat insurance policy to pay for efforts to search for the animals. Tom Thumb, as the … More

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