This Month's Top Articles
|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 ...
|Popularity of flat-faced dogs 'has increased animal suffering'|
|21st September 2016|
|Animal lovers have been warned against buying flat-faced dogs such as pugs, as their growing popularity has "increased animal suffering".|
According to the British Veterinary Association, these dogs can suffer from a range of health problems, including eye ulcers and severe breathi...
|1 in 4 women 'have already bought Christmas presents'|
|20th September 2016|
|Nearly a quarter of British women have already started buying their Christmas presents, a new survey has revealed.|
According to credit card provider American Express, 24 per cent of females have begun purchasing gifts for the festive season.
Figures showed that two-thirds of these ...
|New uni students 'might not need to take out fresh home contents insurance'|
|20th September 2016|
|Young people are starting university this month have been advised they might not need a new home contents insurance policy.|
According to NFU Mutual, more than three-quarters of home insurance products cover student belongings as standard.
As a result, it believes parents could help...
|Illegal mobile phone usage among drivers 'at epidemic levels'|
|16th September 2016|
|Millions of motorists are continuing to flout the ban on using handheld mobile phones behind the wheel, new figures have revealed.|
According to RAC, an estimated 11 million drivers admit to having made or received calls while on the road during the last year.
The organisation also ...
|Drivers encouraged to go green|
|15th September 2016|
|Motorists have been urged to adjust their driving style in order to minimise their environmental impact.|
According to IAM RoadSmart, purchasing the greenest car on the market is not enough if drivers want to cut their carbon emissions.
This, it said, is because driving style can ha...
|Mortgage lending declines after EU referendum|
|14th September 2016|
|Mortgage lending in the UK appears to have been affected by the uncertainty caused by the EU referendum result.|
According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), homeowners borrowed £10.6 billion to buy a house in July 2016.
This is 13 per cent down on the amount recorded a...
|Drivers 'putting off essential car repairs due to budget constraints'|
|8th September 2016|
|UK drivers could be putting themselves at risk of a breakdown, accident or fine by delaying essential car repairs and servicing.|
This is according to a new consumer survey from Gocompare.com Car Insurance, which found that 15 per cent drivers have put off vital vehicle repairs and check-ups...
|Pet owners 'are not safely restraining their animals when travelling'|
|7th September 2016|
|Pet owners transporting their animals in the car may not be doing everything they can to safely restrain them while they are on the move, according to a new report.|
Direct Line Pet Insurance has carried out a survey showing that 28 per cent of owners never restrain their dogs when travellin...