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UK driving licences will be invalid in EU after Brexit

    UK driving licences will be invalid in EU after Brexit New documents published by the European Commission show that UK driving licences will not be valid for use in the EU after Brexit. Amid many uncertainties about what will happen when the UK leaves the European Union on 29th March 2019, it seems… Read more »

Pampered pets: the rise of dog grooming

Pampered pets: the rise of dog grooming The United Kingdom’s pet care market is one of the biggest in Europe, with 44% of people claiming to own a pet of some sort. And we’re willing to spend on them. Research suggests the retail value of pet care products in the UK topped a record-breaking £7.16bn in 2016, with the… Read more »

When should employees stay home to build a snowman?

When should employees stay home to build a snowman?   As climate change brings unpredictable weather patterns and extremes, it has never been so important for businesses to have an adverse weather policy. Organisations must balance the need for business continuity against the requirement to avoid unnecessary risk. Without an adverse weather policy, employees may… Read more »

A lock only keeps honest people out

      A lock only keeps honest people out   As the saying goes, “A lock only keeps honest people out.” Anyone who really wants to break into your home will. Most likely, a burglar isn’t targeting you in particular. He’s looking for an easy mark. Don’t put out the burglar welcome mat. Here… Read more »

When are landlords allowed to access their property?

When are landlords allowed to access their property? As a residential landlord, you tread a fine line between actively maintaining your property while leaving tenants to live in peace.   What is a landlord’s right of entry? Tenants are likely to regard the property as their home. Under “the covenant for quiet enjoyment”, UK law… Read more »

Top 5 safest cars to buy in 2018

Top 5 safest cars to buy in 2018 Cars get safer every year, but with active safety technology at the fore, 2018’s crop could be the safest yet. Independent organisation Euro NCAP has revealed the top 5 safest cars it tested in 2017. All five received a full five-star rating, so if you’re looking for… Read more »

Is time travel extra? The most expensive movie cars to insure

  Is time travel extra? The most expensive movie cars to insure   From the heavily armoured Batmobile to Doc’s time-hopping DeLorean, cars play a starring role in many of our favourite film moments. And we’re not talking about standard run-arounds. These mega-stars of the movie vehicle world are packed with unusual features, having to… Read more »

Driving with your dog

    Driving with your dog   Whether you’re taking your dog to the park or to the dreaded v-e-t-s (shh!), car journeys with a pooch are a regular part of life for many of us. Yet according to research by Direct Line, more than a quarter of dog owners fail to adequately secure their… Read more »

IS YOUR SATNAV ILLEGAL?

IS YOUR SATNAV ILLEGAL? Satnavs have become a staple for modern drivers. They give directions, offer shortcuts based on live traffic reports, and get us back on the road when we’ve turned off at the wrong junction… just us? But whereabouts on your car windscreen should it be positioned? According to Greater Manchester Police’s traffic… Read more »

STILL KEEP YOUR KEYS UNDER THE FLOWERPOT?

STILL KEEP YOUR KEYS UNDER THE FLOWERPOT? In an attempt to keep our homes safe we fit security lights and close blinds before going out – so why do we still undo all that hard work by leaving a set of spare keys outside? Whether it’s for their dogwalker, cleaner or mum, nearly 30% of… Read more »