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Camp sites report rise in ‘gramping’ trend

A third of UK families rely on grandparents to care for children during the summer holidays, with one in four taking their grandchildren on holiday. One in five over 65s have taken a camping or caravanning holiday in the last five years and a trip in the caravan or to a campsite was the second most popular holiday for grandparents … More

Top tow cars named in time for summer
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Caravan insurance customers planning to head on a summer break in the forthcoming weeks may be interested to hear which cars have been voted the best for towing. A study conducted by Practical Caravan magazine in association with The Camping and Caravanning Club and What Car has revealed the top five motors. The Volkswagen Golf was named the number one … More

Caravan park floods after downpours
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A Northamptonshire caravan park has been hit by flooding after the nearby River Nene burst its banks. The Environment Agency has put out a flood warning for Cogenhoe Mill and some residents have opted to leave, despite no evacuation procedure being enforced, the Northampton Chronicle and Echo reports. Owners may find they need to claim on their caravan insurance if … More

Financial restraints mean end for days out
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Financial restraints mean an increasing number of families cannot afford to enjoy day trips this summer, according to new research. A study conducted by Family Action revealed 54 per cent of parents intend to cut back on excursions due to money pressures. Investing in caravan insurance and enjoying a holiday at one of the country's seaside resorts may be the … More

Lincolnshire caravan owners warned about theft
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Taking heed of a police warning about recent thefts could help people to avoid making caravan insurance claims. Lincolnshire constabulary has urged mobile home owners to ensure their units are secure and clear out any valuables when they are not in use, the Louth Leader reports. A spokesperson for the force recommended taking all expensive items home rather than placing … More

Caravan fire blamed on candles
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An investigation into a fire that destroyed a car and caravan suggests candles may have caused the incident. Emergency services attended the scene of the incident at Burrowhead on the Isle of Whithorn on Friday night (May 18th). No-one was injured but the owner of the mobile home had to be restrained as he attempted to re-enter his burning vehicle. … More

MP claims caravan tax ‘disastrous for tourism’
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A welsh politician has claimed the government's proposed caravan tax could be disastrous for tourism in the region. The Llanelli Star reports how local MP Nia Griffith warned about the negative repercussions of putting VAT up by 20 per cent. "Caravanning and camping is a huge part of the tourism product in Carmarthenshire, which on 2010 figures is worth a … More

Caravan Writers Guild to tour Germany
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The Caravan Writers' Guild is set to embark on a tour of Germany, which will see members explore the country's mobile home sector. Organisers of the event Alison and Terry Owen described how the trip is designed to inspire the professional body of specialist writers into reporting on holiday parks and activities available at the destination. The pair said: "We … More

Council caravan site compulsory purchase rejected

A compulsory purchase proposal put forward by Mid-Suffolk District Council has been rejected, meaning caravan insurance may no longer be necessary. The Bury Free Press reports how the local authority applied to buy and develop a mobile home park in Stowmmarket. However, the Secretary of State chose not to grant the compulsory purchase order on Forge Caravan Site in Combs … More

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