St Piran’s Day

St Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall and his legacy is celebrated by Cornish folk up and down the country every March 5th.  Gool Peran, as it’s known in Cornwall honours the day dedicated to the saint, who is also the patron saint of tin miners. From Falmouth to Porthleven people paraded the streets in celebration, and Launceston was…

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Winter Car Check

As the summer fades and autumn creeps in, it takes some time to get your car ready before the worst of the winter weather takes hold. We’ve put together nine top winter car check tips for basic motor maintenance that will see you and your car through to spring. Check your car battery. During cold weather, the car battery suffers…

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What are the penalties for driving without insurance

Driving without insurance is illegal. Even the threat of driving bans, fines and penalty points don’t seem to be enough to deter the thousands caught and convicted every year. Here’s a reminder of what might be in store for those driving without insurance, and what the minimum level of insurance you’re legally required to have is. What is the minimum…

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Risks of under- insurance

When you first purchase an insurance policy, you are required to state the value of the property and contents which you would like to insure. This is known as the sum insured. If the value of either is understated, accidentally or not, this is called under-insurance. For example if you state on an insurance quotation a property re-build of £150,000…

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