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Monthly Archives: January 2012

  • Facebook campaign helps reunite teen with stolen bike
  • 31 January 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A Facebook campaign may have helped save one youngster from having to claim on his cycle insurance after he was reunited with his stolen bike. Teenager Joe Stevens launched an internet campaign in the hope of tracing his white Carrera bicycle that was taken from outside the Mountbatten Centre, the Portsmouth News reports. Just one day after reporting the theft … More

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  • Cyclist admits false theft claim
  • 31 January 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A man who attempted to make a false cycle insurance claim after stating he had his bike stolen at knifepoint has been spared jail. The Peterborough Evening Telegraph reports how James Curry of Oxclose, Bretton, told officers he was pushing his two-wheeler in the early hours of the morning when he was attacked from behind. He claimed a hooded assailant … More

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  • University applications ‘remain strong’
  • 31 January 2012 | 0 Comments
  • The number of student insurance claims submitted in 2012 may increase, as new figures have shown university applications remain strong. Data released by UCAS revealed more than 250,000 18-year-olds have already applied for the September intake, with the rate allowing for changes in the population showing just a one per cent drop. Commenting on the findings, universities and science minister … More

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  • Arsonists torch caravans in Atherton
  • 31 January 2012 | 0 Comments
  • The importance of investing in caravan insurance may have been highlighted by a blaze that was started by arsonists in Atherton. According to the Leigh Reporter, £80,000 worth of damage was caused when yobs set fire to several mobile homes on Sunday (January 29th). Fire crews were called to Atherton MOT Centre in Kay Street at 20:30 GMT after flames … More

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  • Music store owner forced to claim on insurance following theft
  • 30 January 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A music store owner may have to claim on his instrument insurance after five acoustic guitars were stolen. Isle of Man Today reports how shop owner Ken Mitchell believes the pieces were handpicked, as the instruments that were taken were worth over £7,000. The most notable guitar was a custom-made Lowden F35 valued at £3,500, while a Seagull Performer, Tanglewood … More

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  • Charity to ship instruments to India
  • 30 January 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A music insurance policy may have been invested in by a charity that has arranged to send a shipment of instruments to a school in India. The Worcester News reports how the Janvene Foundation arranged for the pieces to be collected from Worcestershire County Council and sent to children living in the city of Madurai. Having founded the organisation and … More

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  • Boat completely destroyed by chip fire
  • 30 January 2012 | 0 Comments
  • The owner of a houseboat that was set alight following a blaze that started in the vessel's kitchen may need to claim on his boat insurance. According to Kent Online, a 54-year-old man had to be treated for smoke inhalation after falling asleep while cooking chips. Emergency crews were called to Medway Bridge Marina in Rochester after a fire broke … More

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  • Cyclist claims hospital failed to spot trauma injury
  • 30 January 2012 | 0 Comments
  • A cyclist who claims to have been misdiagnosed after sustaining injuries in a biking accident may have had to claim on his cycle insurance. Martin Perzylo explained in an interview with the North-West Evening Mail how he was told the pain in his chest after falling over his handlebars was most likely caused by being "winded". "At first they told … More

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  • Graduates ‘need to be flexible to secure a job’
  • 30 January 2012 | 0 Comments
  • Students looking to renew their university insurance policies may be interested to hear one expert's advice on securing a job after graduation. Managing director of People Risk Solutions Andrew Pullman explained how the current employment market is tough. He described how the economic situation has led to many companies cutting back on their costs and "future investments", which means new … More

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