Category Archives: Seasonal

21 Dec

Christmas Opening Hours

Our opening hours during the Christmas and New Year period are: 24 December – 8:30 am – 12.00 pm 25 – 27 December – branches closed 28 – 30 December – 8.30 am – 5.00 pm 31 December – 8:30 am – 12.00 pm 01 – 02 January – branches closed 03 January – branches

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19 Dec

Things to do with the family over the festive break

There will undoubtedly be a moment over the holidays when everyone starts to get restless and bored. It is worth having something in mind to keep the family occupied. Here we’ve put together our top 10 ideas of activities: 1. Ice skating Take a spin around one of the UK’s ice skating rinks. Somerset House

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weather warning
21 Nov

Weather warning: here are some useful resources

As storm Angus made landfall, the UK’s Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for heavy rainfall and flooding in the South West and a yellow warning for much of the rest of the country. In light of this, here is a reminder of some useful resources and helplines just in case. Flood forecasting and warnings Good sources

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cold
07 Nov

Take care in cold snaps

The media is already warning us that this winter will be a cold one. After mild winters in the last couple of years, it is probably overdue and we should be aware of how to protect our homes if a cold snap does hit. In particular, preventing burst water pipes that can cause so much

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27 Oct

8 Tips on how to stay safe this Halloween

With Halloween upon us, we wanted to share some tips for staying safe and injury free. The fire service has a series of tips to help people stay safe: If you’re making homemade lanterns, think carefully about the fire risks – particularly the possibility of the candle falling over. It is far safer to use flickering

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half term
24 Oct

Half term activities for all the family

It seems as if the children only just went back to school but, unbelievably, it is now the half term holidays for a majority of children in the UK! Here is some inspiration for things to do around the country over the coming week or so: 1. If you ever wanted to try your hand at

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Autumn Sunshine
05 Oct

Autumn sunshine – the risks for motorists

Autumn sunshine is glorious but can be extremely challenging for motorists and the cause of nearly 3,000 road accidents a year* (*Institute of Advanced Motorists figures), particularly in October when the sun is low in the sky and sets earlier in the evening and rises later in the morning. The main problem is glare which can

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holiday home insurance
26 Sep

Protect your holiday home in winter

As the holiday season comes to an end, prudent holiday homeowners should be preparing their second homes for the winter. Make sure you think about the following: Maintenance Tasks • Turn off the utilities: Turn off the water and gas, and unplug all electronic devices. If your home has an electric heater, set the temperature to at

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student contents insurance
21 Sep

Going to university – what you need to know

Freshers’ week is in full swing in universities all over the country and undoubtedly serious matters are far from students’ minds. However, without scaremongering too much, figures suggest that one in three students will be a victim of crime at some point during their college or university careers (NUS study). Here are some tips to

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