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Monthly Archives: August 2011

  • Brit lands 13-stone catfish in Spain
  • 30 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Angling insurance customers may be shocked to hear how one man managed to land a 13-stone catfish while on holiday in Spain. John Whittaker told the Daily Mail how he and two friends had spent the day fishing in the River Ebro, but had failed to catch anything impressive. However, while his mates decided to give up and head to … More

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  • Yellow gold wedding rings ‘on trend’
  • 30 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Couples looking to invest in wedding insurance may be interested to hear about the latest trends in rings. According to shopping editor at Brides magazine Astrid Joss, yellow gold is becoming increasingly popular. It was suggested that the precious metal is experiencing a revival among brides and grooms looking for their perfect wedding bands. "Bridal fashion is a bit like … More

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  • Jessie Wallace dumps fiance on wedding day
  • 30 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Actress Jessie Wallace may be forced to claim on her wedding insurance after she called off her big day. The EastEnders star had planned to wed Vince Morse yesterday (August 29th), but rumours of his exchanges of messages with another woman led to her cancelling the ceremony. According to the Daily Star, the 50-year-old sent an explicit image of Wallace … More

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  • Dog needs emergency surgery after swallowing a metal skewer
  • 30 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Pet insurance policyholders could be interested to hear that a six-month-old Collie named Chubb was taken into the vets for emergency surgery after swallowing a metal skewer. Yvonne Crawley, the dog's owner, was celebrating her birthday at a barbecue with family and friends when she noticed Chubb finishing leftovers from different plates. Ms Crawley took her pooch for an X-ray … More

  • Queen fumes over frozen food being served to her beloved dogs
  • 30 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Dog insurance customers could be interested to hear that the Queen read the riot act to her cooking staff after finding out her dogs were being fed frozen food instead of fresh produce. The Queen is said to have told the chefs in no uncertain terms that all food must be fresh for her beloved pooches. "Goodness knows if it … More

  • Pet pooch swallows toy car
  • 30 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Dog insurance customers will be interested to learn that a black Labrador had to have emergency surgery on his stomach after swallowing a toy Jaguar car. Two-year old Indie was found lying on the ground panting by his owner, who took the pooch straight to the vet. An X-ray showed that he had swallowed a toy car. Belinda Simpkin, the … More

  • Cycling to school ‘good way to increase exercise’
  • 30 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Busy mothers may want to invest in bicycle insurance after one expert claimed pedalling to school can help adults and children get fit. Alison Wetton, chief executive officer of All About Weight, explained how some parents find it difficult to incorporate exercise into their hectic schedules. However, encouraging offspring to cycle to and from school can be beneficial for young … More

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  • Vets in Guiseley raise hundreds of pounds for charity
  • 26 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Pet insurance customers will be pleased to learn that a group of vets in Guiseley have raised hundreds of pounds for the MS Society and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust by completing the Yorkshire three peaks walk. Six of the veterinary team from White Cross Vets, as well as two partners and two dogs, completed the walk in a little under 12 … More

  • New law could see all cats and dogs implanted with microchips
  • 26 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Pet insurance customers could be interested to hear that a prospective new law in California could see all cats and dogs that are adopted or reclaimed at rehoming centres have microchips implanted into them. The bill has been written and approved by the State Assembly but must also go through to governor Jerry Brown before being ratified as a new … More

  • Timothy Spall rescued by RNLI
  • 26 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Actor Timothy Spall may want to take out boat insurance after a recent incident led to him having to radio for help. The Harry Potter star and his crew are understood to have made a distress call to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) after getting lost on the River Medway in Kent. A spokesperson for the rescue organisation told … More

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