Press release archives


  1. December casualties: over-60s at risk on the roads
  2. 1.1 million Brits too embarrassed to claim on their insurance
  3. Distracted drivers: People believe a third of accidents caused by mobile phone use
  4. When your car drives itself, what will you do with the extra time?
  5. Vulnerable vehicles: 198,370 luxury cars are currently registered off the road
  6. Millions of motorists fail to disclose medical conditions
  7. Keep your dog on a tight leash
  8. Millions of Lego bricks get flushed down the toilet
  9. Turn off, log off, fly out: 10.2 million Brits opt for an internet-free vacation
  10. More than one in four pet owners risks the life of their animal when travelling
  11. Welcome to the blame game
  12. Bedroom size matters
  13. Dogs denied water
  14. Disappearing deliveries: Brits lose out
  15. Rise of the Petcation: Increase in pets holding passports
  16. The ‘Staycation’ Revival: 24 million Brits plan to holiday in the UK​
  17. Do fat cats need sugar tax?
  18. Men just can't leave their phones alone
  19. In Case Of Emergency Add 117 Per Cent To The Price
  20. The true cost of veterinary treatment is revealed
  21. The year for driving resolutions
  22. Interior design trends for 2016
  23. More than 14 million motorists drive damaged cars
  24. I wish I could marry my Mini
  25. Parking spaces add five per cent to the purchase price of a new build property
  26. The North East has the best drivers in Britain
  27. Half of dog owners take time off work to mourn the loss of their pet
  28. Do clumsy kids prevent you leaving your house with peace of mind?
  29. One million older motorists risk prosecution by failing to disclose serious medical conditions
  30. Hidden Value with Drew Pritchard
  31. Property porn - property browsing obsession
  32. 28 million fixed penalty notices
  33. Millions of motorists risk driving with bad eyesight
  34. Gum and tooth disease is a growing problem for Britain’s dogs




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