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Monthly Archives: August 2011

  • EU votes to invest in research into homeopathy for animals
  • 31 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Pet and Equine insurance customers may be interested to learn that the EU yesterday caused outrage in the veterinary field after announcing it is to spend £1.8 million on research into the effects of homeopathy on farm animals. The European Parliament's agriculture committee agreed to spend two million Euros – part funded by British taxpayers – on investigating how much … More

  • People to learn how to retrain ex-racehorses
  • 31 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Equine insurance customers will be intrigued to hear that world class performance manager and chef d'Equipe to the British Eventing team Yogi Breisner will be holding evening demonstrations on how to retrain an ex-racehorse in September and October. The classes are due to be held in North Yorkshire and Perthshire and are being run by Retraining of Racehorses. Demonstrations from … More

  • Sofia Coppola weds in lavender dress
  • 31 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • One celebrity who may have invested in wedding insurance is film director Sofia Coppola, who tied the knot on Saturday (August 27th). The daughter of Hollywood legend Francis Ford Coppola wed the father of her two children – Thomas Mars – in an intimate ceremony in southern Italy. Guests such as George Lucas and Johnny Depp turned out to see … More

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  • Slash celebrates ten-year anniversary by renewing vows
  • 31 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Overseas wedding insurance may have been taken out by Slash ahead of a ceremony in Ibiza where he renewed his vows. The former Guns N' Roses guitarist reaffirmed his love for his wife of ten years Perla Ferrar in front of family and friends. Despite filing for divorce last year, it seems the couple are more in love than ever … More

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  • Family has unusual love of Raccoons
  • 30 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Pet insurance customers might be interested to learn that a family in Portsmouth has given the run of the house to their 20 pet raccoons. Michelle Rhodes developed a love of the animals after buying one from an unusual pet seller four years ago and they have been adding to their group ever since. She has now given up her … More

  • Relief as 16-week-old pup is reunited with family
  • 30 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Pet insurance policy holders will be pleased to learn that the Parsons' 16-week-old puppy has been returned to the family, a week after being taken by thieves on a motorbike. The pair were caught stealing young Alfie on CCTV last week and the family were beside themselves before they received a phone call from a couple who had inadvertently bought … More

  • PE teacher among the winners at British Showjumping Scope Festival
  • 30 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Equine insurance customers may be interested to hear that PE teacher Danielle Joliffe has won an award on the second day of the seven-day British Showjumping Scope Festival. Ms Joliffe landed the equestrianclearance.com newcomers masters on her horse Explosief Van De Heffinck. The second day saw results from five different categories, which included Ms Joliffe's category as well as the … More

  • Dog owners urged to invest in pet insurance
  • 30 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Prospective pet insurance customers will be eager to learn that the Kennel Club is strongly advising owners to take out a pet insurance policy with comprehensive specialist cover. Caroline Kisko, of the Kennel Club, said that the cost of vet bills can often account for up to 30 per cent of the total cost of owning a dog over its … More

  • Cycling ‘can boost health and fitness’
  • 30 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Renewing cycle insurance and getting out on a bike may appeal to those hoping to boost their fitness. Poppy Brett, director of Life Cycle UK, described how pedalling a two-wheeler can prevent individuals from feeling unwell. Her comments followed a recent study by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), which revealed regular cyclists take fewer sick days … More

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  • Black Eyed Peas perform at Petra Ecclestone’s wedding
  • 30 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Petra Ecclestone is one bride who may have invested in wedding insurance ahead of her lavish nuptials in Italy. The heiress tied the knot with James Stunt at a castle in the Bracciano region in front of a host of famous faces on Saturday (August 27th). Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice joined their mother Sarah Ferguson at the ceremony, while … More

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