Category Archives: Personal

flood
12 Nov

Affected by a flood? Here’s what you need to do

With the first of the winter storms already behind us, do you have a plan in place for what to do if you’re affected by a weather-related flood? If you live in one of the estimated one in six homes prone to flooding in the UK, it’s wise to know what to do should the

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frozen pipes
08 Nov

Tips to keep your home safe this winter

During the transition from summer to winter, it is important to carry out safety checks on your home, to help prevent the worst from happening! Pipes – Frozen pipes are the biggest reason for escape of water claims in the winter. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), the insurance industry pays out £2.5m every day to customers for escape

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horsebox
29 Oct

#BeSafe: What to do if your horsebox breaks down

There’s a reason why showbiz types say ‘never work with children or animals’. It’s because they’re unpredictable, and that’s also a good reason why you need to be extra careful if you’re travelling with them. Breaking down is a situation nobody wants to find themselves in, but if your horsebox breaks down with a horse

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windscreen
22 Oct

Looking after your windscreen this winter

The nights are closing in, the clocks are going back and the weather looks to be taking a colder turn this week. With winter just around the corner, and the possibility of rain, ice, or even snow, it makes perfect sense to be prepared. Here are some tips (reproduced with permission from Auto Windscreens) on

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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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