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Monthly Archives: August 2011

  • Staffordshire Bull Terriers helped by new charity
  • 25 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • A loyal team of Staffordshire Bull terrier lovers has set up a charity – Staffordshire Rescue Scotland – to help the breed, dog insurance customers might be interested to hear. The charity has been created to help educate people about the dogs, which it feels have been misrepresented by the media. A £1,000 grant from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust … More

  • MoD yacht damaged by another vessel
  • 25 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • The Ministry of Defence (MoD) may be forced to claim on its marine insurance after one of its vessels was damaged while moored off Drake's Island in Plymouth Sound. The 39ft Sarie Marais belongs to the Royal Marines at Stonehouse Barracks and was used for therapeutic sailing lessons for troops returning from Afghanistan, the BBC reports. However, there are now … More

  • Residents express fears over proposed fishing village
  • 25 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Angling insurance customers may be interested to hear about a controversial plan to build a fishing village on 20 acres of Green Belt land. The Chester Chronicle reports how residents of Crowton Village have raised their concerns about the proposed building work over fears it could disrupt the peace of the area. A public meeting held on Tuesday (August 23rd) … More

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  • Jack Russell Terriers are statistically the most unwanted dog
  • 25 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Pet insurance policyholders may be interested to hear that Jack Russell Terriers are statistically the most unwanted in the country. The Blue Cross animal charity claims that 384 Jack Russell's were handed into its adoption centres last year, making up 16 per cent of all dogs taken in, which is more than any other breed. Head of behaviour at the … More

  • Exercise ‘could help combat dementia’
  • 25 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Individuals concerned about developing dementia may want to invest in cycle insurance and get out into the countryside on their bike. Professor June Andrews, director of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling, described how exercising can help stimulate the brain. She claimed that "couch-potato time needs to be rationed" as there is strong evidence to suggest … More

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  • ‘Check car tow laws’ before purchasing a caravan
  • 25 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Before investing in a new mobile home and taking out caravan insurance it is important to assess what type of unit certain cars can tow. This was the advice given by a spokesperson for the National Caravan Council, who explained the recommendation is that the holiday home weighs no more than 85 per cent of the kerb weight of the … More

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  • RSPCA calls for ban on wild animals in circuses
  • 25 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Pet insurance customers are sure to be interested to hear that the RSPCA has called for a ban on wild animals being used in circuses in Wales. Visitors to this bank holiday weekend's RSPCA Cymru's inflatable dome at the Cardiff Harbour Festival will be urged to sign a petition calling for the Welsh government to put a stop to wild … More

  • Simon Cowell avoids wedding questions
  • 25 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Simon Cowell may not be needing wedding insurance after he caused fresh speculation that he is not keen to commit to marrying his fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy. When asked in a GQ magazine interview about the couple's plans for their big day, the music mogul simply stated: "Let's just leave that one." The former UK X Factor judge refused to comment … More

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  • Samantha Mumba engaged
  • 25 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Wedding insurance may be needed by former pop star Samantha Mumba, after she announced her engagement. The 28-year-old told Us Weekly that her fiance Torray Scales proposed on June 26th. "It was very romantic and special. We are truly so excited and enjoying this time. It's the happiest we've both ever been," Mumba stated. The policeman is understood to have … More

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  • Could cycling help beat depression?
  • 25 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Taking out bicycle insurance and getting out on two wheels may become popular after one expert claimed exercise can help relieve stress. Camilla Swain from Ecominds described how physical activities can raise self-esteem and boost peoples' mood. She claimed that exercise can be an effective alternative treatment for those suffering from mental health problems as it reduces isolation and improves … More

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