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Monthly Archives: November 2011

  • Fishing rod theft forces students to cancel trip
  • 25 November 2011 | 0 Comments
  • The importance of taking out a comprehensive angling insurance policy has been highlighted by the theft of fishing equipment from a college that caters for students with complex needs. A total of five rods, reels and other equipment was taken from a secure lock-up, forcing staff at Norton College near Worcester to cancel a planned fishing trip, the Worcester News … More

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  • Gap years ‘can help boost confidence’
  • 25 November 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Going on a gap year before taking out student insurance and heading to university can improve confidence and give people a chance to learn about different cultures. This is the view of Gapadvice.org director Phil Murray, who explained going away before beginning a university course gives people the chance to "experience something different" and develop new skills. "At university you … More

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  • Irish man ships ‘baravan’ to New Zealand
  • 25 November 2011 | 0 Comments
  • One man's caravan insurance may be slightly different to the average policy as his mobile home has been converted into a bar. Ciaran Crowley told the Irish Independent how he purchased the 'baravan1 for €1,500 (£1,285) and is planning to ship it to Christchurch in New Zealand where he lives. The 30-year-old is hoping the unusual mode of transport will … More

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  • Arsonists destroy uninsured caravan
  • 25 November 2011 | 0 Comments
  • The importance of investing in caravan insurance may have been highlighted by the plight of a couple from Ramsey Heights, who had their mobile home destroyed by arsonists. John Marriot and Kerry Skinner told the Hunts Post how a blaze was started in the early hours of Saturday morning (November 13th) and all that remains of their caravan is a … More

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  • Paralympic cyclist learns to walk again
  • 25 November 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Paralympic medallist Monique van der Vorst may have to change her cycle insurance policy as she has regained the ability to walk. The hand cycling champion, who has taken the world title three times was partially paralysed following an operation at the age of 13 and was then declared completely immobile from the waist down after a crash in 2008. … More

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  • Mexico ‘is perfect for honeymooners’
  • 25 November 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Couples looking to invest in wedding insurance may begin thinking about their honeymoon after finalising the details of their big day. Romance director at Mexico Tourism Board Carmen Laborin described how Mexico is "one of the most romantic destinations in the world" and perfect for those planning a post-wedding break. "You will find it all in Mexico – culture, entertainment, … More

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  • Photography awards to return to London
  • 25 November 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Individuals looking to renew their camera insurance may be excited to hear about the return of the World Photo, London and Sony World Photography Awards. For the second year running, the event will celebrate the very best in photography from across the globe. The World Photo, London exhibitions are to be held at Somerset House in the capital from April … More

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  • Cow-themed wedding for farming couple
  • 25 November 2011 | 0 Comments
  • A couple from Wales may have decided to invest in wedding insurance after opting to have cows included in their big day. Beef farmer Michael Hanson and his fiancee Hayley Morgan embraced their outdoor lifestyle by hosting a ceremony that revolved around the British Blue breed of cattle. The pair used ear tags as guest place markers, while their cake … More

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  • Dog owner warns of fishing hook dangers
  • 25 November 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Angling insurance customers may be inspired to take extra care with their discarded fishing equipment after hearing how one dog was injured after eating two hooks. The Plymouth Herald reports how Golden retriever Treasure had to undergo emergency surgery following a walk around Mount Batten. During the stroll, the eight-year-old swallowed two hooks that became lodged in her stomach and … More

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