Category Archives: Personal

motorbike
15 Oct

#BeSafe: riding your motorbike in winter

Your motorbike doesn’t need to go into hibernation just because the weather is getting colder and rainier. Follow these tips to #BeSafe when you’re out on your motorbike this winter: 1. Invest in the right kit Wind chill is a concern at time of year, and it increases with speed. It can take the ‘feels

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teen drivers
08 Oct

#BeSafe: 4 safety tips for teen drivers

Passing your driving test is a rite of passage, but the learning doesn’t stop when you pick up the keys to your first car. As many as one in five new drivers are involved in accidents during their first year of driving, so the latest post in our #BeSafe series takes a look at what

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subsidence
01 Oct

Subsidence surge: here’s how the heatwave harmed your home

The abnormally hot weather and lack of rainfall this summer created a disastrous combination for homeowners, according to industry experts. Recent data revealed that subsidence claims have seen a 350 per cent increase throughout the UK within the last six weeks alone. Not to mention, the number of claims are up 20 per cent compared

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drive safely
24 Sep

#BeSafe: How to drive safely in heavy rain

With autumn here and the first named storms already rolling in, the first in our #BeSafe series on road safety looks at how to drive safely in heavy rain. Before you set out into the worst the Great British weather can throw at you, read these tips to make sure you’re familiar with the ins

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autumn
20 Sep

Preparing your garden for autumn

These are the jobs that you need to be doing this autumn, before the weather turns colder: Flower beds Start to divide herbaceous perennials as the weather cools. Make sure you water in the new divisions well. Plant spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils, crocus and hyacinths now. Plant out any biennial plants sown earlier in

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student contents insurance
10 Sep

The importance of student contents insurance

As the summer draws to a close and the nation’s students head off to university, it’s a time for starting afresh and buying shiny new things to get through another year of study. New stationery, new laptops, new household essentials to kit out a new student house… And these new purchases all add up. That

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motorhome
03 Sep

Purchasing the right motorhome – top tips

Motorhome, mobile home, campervan – call them what you will; if you’re feeling the lure of the open road, a mobile home is the perfect investment for future holidays. But with so many to choose from, deciding on the right one for you can be easier said than done. Here are some things to think

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high street
29 Aug

6 reasons to shop on your local high street

1. You boost the local economy Research on spending by local authorities shows that for every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business, an estimated 63p stays within the local economy, compared to 40p for a larger business. 2. You increase the value of your home High streets populated with thriving independent businesses boost

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road trip
20 Aug

Road trip games for long journeys

Every parent knows that keeping children entertained on a long road trip can be something of a challenge – and the amount of time spent in the car on a road trip can get monotonous even for the adults in the family. If you’re bored of playing I Spy, here are some other fun car

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home insurance claims
14 Aug

The most common reasons for home insurance claims

Home insurance policies offer comfort and peace of mind in the event that the worst happens. Have a look at the following most common reasons for home insurance claims and how you can take steps to lower your risk: Accidental damage—Accidents happen. In fact, they are the most common reason for home insurance claims. Accidental

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