Category Archives: Personal

heating
25 Sep

Don’t put that heating on yet!

The weather is definitely turning colder and temperatures dipped as low as 3 degrees last week with ground frost in places. With energy prices high, many of us are reluctant to turn on the central heating just yet! Here are 10 small adjustments that you can make in your home to keep that moment at

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cycling insurance
20 Sep

Why you may need specialist cycling insurance

One of the most common misconceptions faced by the cycling insurance business is that standard home insurance will adequately cover your bike. If something does happen to your beloved (and expensive) bike, then the last thing you want to have to deal with is a technicality on your home insurance leaving you out of pocket.

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classic cars
18 Sep

Classic cars – a good investment?

Classic, rare and cult vehicles have always been a popular purchase for enthusiasts and in recent years there’s been an increase in their value. Did you know? • Classic cars are not subject to any capital gains taxation • Classic cars have become the number one investment in the world • Values have increased nearly

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van security
08 Sep

LCV and Van Security

Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) are very different to their bigger brothers. Van security features that come as standard are more advanced than on HGVs. However, career criminals are finding more ways around van security systems and thefts of LCVs and their contents are on the rise again after reaching a 48-year low in 2014. Vehicles

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smart motorways
04 Sep

Smart motorways – what to be aware of

In the UK, smart motorways use technology to actively manage the flow of traffic. The technology is controlled from a regional traffic control centre. The control centres monitor traffic carefully and can activate and change signs and speed limits. This helps keep the traffic flowing freely. Smart motorways also increase the capacity of the road,

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car journeys
24 Aug

How to keep children occupied on long car journeys

Anyone with young children will know the struggle and stress of trying to take them on long car journeys. Whether it’s to the airport, a British seaside holiday or to a relative’s house, it’s likely to be a hassle. Here’s some advice on how to make it easier for everyone involved. Make sure your children

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moving house
17 Aug

12 tips for moving house

Moving house is one of the most stressful times for anyone so it’s important to prepare. Here are some tips to help things go more smoothly: Declutter – hire a skip, give it to charity, sell it on a local site but get rid of that clutter! Sounds obvious but the less you have to

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flood risk
10 Aug

What to do to manage your flood risk

The Environment Agency (EA) estimates that over 5.5 million properties in England and Wales are vulnerable to flood risk. In Scotland, the number of at-risk properties is around 125,000 and 65,000 in Northern Ireland, respectively, according to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Northern Ireland’s Rivers Agency (RA). These numbers include properties at risk

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mobile
04 Aug

The dangers of distracted driving

When you hear the phrase “distracted driving” it’s likely you picture a young adult checking social media on their phone while on the road – and you’d be right in that this is very dangerous, however it’s not just young people and it’s not just phones that create a risk. Anything that takes away all

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lock
31 Jul

What to do if you lock yourself out of your house

Few people can put their hands up and say they have never locked themselves out of their house. Sometimes the door slams shut behind you while you’re putting the recycling out or chatting to a neighbour; maybe your keys have got lost or stolen. There are a couple of options on what action to take

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