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Monthly Archives: August 2011

  • Cyclist angered over bike fine
  • 31 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Bicycle insurance customers may be surprised to hear how one man has been issued with a fine after allowing his son to ride on his bike with him. Ghulam Murtza described how he was stopped by a police officer and handed a fixed penalty notice for letting his two-year-old sit astride his crossbar. Speaking about the charge, Mr Murtza said: … More

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  • Boy ‘devastated by bike theft’
  • 31 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • The importance of investing in bicycle insurance may have been highlighted by the case of one boy who has fallen victim to thieves. Aaron Wainwright, 11, told the Morley Observer how the bike he spent 12 months saving up for was stolen from Scatcherd Park. The youngster left the customised white and yellow Mongoose two-wheeler on the ground while he … More

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  • Fishes return to improved rivers
  • 31 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Angling insurance customers may be pleased to hear that a number of waterways in Britain have been rejuvenated in recent years. The Environment Agency has released information on the top ten most improved rivers in Britain, with many now suitable for fishing. Ian Barker, head of land and water at the Environment Agency, said: "Britain's rivers are the healthiest for … More

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  • Rare violin and 16 guitars up for auction
  • 31 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Musical insurance may be required by individuals who purchase one of the rare instruments set to go under the hammer at Roland Auctions in New York. A collection of 16 electric guitars and a Camillo Mandelli di Calco violin are among the items that will feature at Greenwich Village auction house on September 17th. Crafted in 1929, the violin is … More

  • X Factor judges invited to contestant’s wedding
  • 31 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Overseas wedding insurance may be needed by X Factor contestant Samantha Hallam, who got engaged on the hit ITV1 show. The 37-year-old revealed that she and her fiance Paul Ricketts are planning to tie the knot in Las Vegas and would love for the talent contest's judges to attend. Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos looked on … More

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  • Horse Trust celebrates 125th year with Christmas cards
  • 31 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Equine insurance customers might be interested to learn that equine charity the Horse Trust is celebrating its 125th year with the release of two new Christmas cards. The first card features a painting by contemporary artist Jeremy Houghton, who has immortalised the Queen in two portraits, which are now in the Royal Collection. His new work shows a number of … More

  • Disaster preparedness should include pets
  • 31 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Pet insurance customers might be interested to hear that, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), not enough people are including their pets in disaster preparation. The poll, released yesterday, found that 35 per cent of dog and cat owners have no plan for dealing with their pets and making them safe during a … More

  • Cat escapes baggage crate at JFK airport
  • 31 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Pet insurance customers might be alarmed to hear that members of staff at JFK airport in New York are currently trying to locate a cat that escaped its baggage crate just before boarding for a flight to San Francisco on August 25th. Jack and his brother Barry were due to board the plane and start a new life with their … More

  • RSPCA teams up with Universal Pictures in rabbit campaign
  • 31 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Pet insurance policyholders may be interested to hear that the RSPCA has teamed up with Universal Pictures in a new campaign to help educate people how to look after pets following the release of new animated film HOP. According to the RSPCA, popular films about animals often spark a demand for pets and they believe that this new release – … More

  • The Saturdays help launch A Dog Is Not A Toy campaign
  • 31 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Dog insurance customers might be interested to learn that The Saturdays were in London yesterday to help launch the A Dog Is Not A Toy campaign, which is a joint venture from Nintendo and the Dogs Trust. The campaign is designed to help teach children to respect and care for dogs as, according to the Daily Mail, the number of … More

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