This Month's Top Articles
|Britons 'not using up their holiday time'|
|19th October 2016|
|Britons getting away on holiday may feel they have truly earned their break, but it seems many people are not taking all the time they are entitled to.|
A study by Direct Line Travel Insurance has found 13 per cent of workers fail to take all their holiday allowance, or don't actually kn...
|Decline in sterling pushes up cost of half-term holidays|
|14th October 2016|
|Families could find themselves paying more to go abroad during the upcoming school half-term as a result of sterling's continued decline.|
According to M&S Bank, the cost of a family holiday in October is an average of £437 more expensive than it was last year - an increase of ...
|Councils issuing more Dog Control Orders|
|13th October 2016|
|The number of Dog Control Orders being issued by local authorities is on the rise, new figures have revealed.|
According to Direct Line Pet Insurance, at least 892 Dog Control Orders had been instituted by councils in 2015.
This is nine per cent up on the amount recorded two years e...
|House purchase activity bounces back in August|
|12th October 2016|
|The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has hailed an upturn in house purchasing activity during August 2016.|
According to the group's latest data, homeowners borrowed £12.2 billion for house purchase in August.
This is 14 per cent up on the amount recorded a month earlier,...
|Number of accidents involving underage drivers on the rise|
|10th October 2016|
|The number of car accidents involving underage drivers has gone up, new figures have revealed.|
According to an analysis by the Press Associations, 91 people aged under 17 were handling a vehicle during accidents last year.
This is nearly a third up on the amount recorded 12 months ...
|Dog owners warned of tick bite risk|
|6th October 2016|
|Dog owners have been urged to prepare for tick season by taking extra precautions when taking their pet for a walk.|
According to Direct Line Pet Insurance, vets report that treating a tick-related illness could cost nearly £600.
Meanwhile, nearly one in five vets said they tr...
|Luxury car owners who drive without insurance 'selfish beyond measure'|
|6th October 2016|
|Luxury car owners who flout the law have been slammed for their selfishness.|
Churchill Car Insurance has found that 22,594 vehicles were seized by police forces in England and Wales last year because the owner was not insured or did not have a valid licence.
Some 52 of these vehicl...
|Insurer reports surge in claims from motorists driving abroad|
|4th October 2016|
|A car insurance provider has revealed it saw an increase in the number of claims from customers driving in Europe during the summer.|
Admiral Insurance received its highest ever number of claims from policyholders driving on the content in August.
The number of people who had an acc...
|Average student takes nearly £2,000 of items with them to uni|
|23rd September 2016|
|Students are taking nearly £2,000 worth of goods with them to university, new research has revealed.|
According to Admiral Home Insurance, a typical student's possessions will be worth £1,896, with much of this sum made up by technology and gadgets.
Figures also show...
|Don't give the dog a bone, say animal charities|
|22nd September 2016|
|The notion that bones could be good for dogs has been challenged by two animal charities.|
According to the PDSA, dozens of dogs have recently required medical treatment after bone splinters and pieces caused blockages and damage to their digestive tracts.
The charity has therefore ...