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  • Vehicle maintenance - top tips for young drivers 30 September, 2014

    Research carried out earlier this year by car retailer Evans Halshaw found that a huge 68 per cent of drivers aged between 18 and 24 admitted to typically putting off vital car maintenance. The drivers surveyed were clearly aware of the risks of not properly maintaining their vehicle, with 68 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds stating that putting off...More

  • Passengers & your duty of care 29 September, 2014

    "The statistics for young drivers and road traffic accidents do not make good reading. Research on the subject includes the following stark findings: Road crashes are the biggest single killer of young people in the UK and worldwide One in five new drivers has a crash within six months of passing their test Young male drivers have much higher...More

  • Our new Vintage Tractor insurance 29 August, 2014

    We understand that vintage tractors require great care and attention so we are really excited to be able to offer insurance that protects them against loss or damage. Often, vintage tractors have been used by families for generations as we found out when we visited one of our most long standings Members, Mr Sweet. His Ferguson FE-35 tractor has...More

  • Agricultural tenancies - what you need to know 29 August, 2014

    What is an agricultural tenancy? "Agricultural tenancies are different from standard residential and commercial tenancies, being subject to specific rules and regulations. They are agreements under which agricultural land is leased out to a farmer or group of farmers for the growing of crops, keeping of livestock or other farming activities. At...More

  • Okehampton Show by Terry Nott 19 August, 2014

    The Okehampton Show, which takes place at Stoney Park Showground, is Dartmoor’s largest agricultural show and a highlight of the summer for the local agricultural community. “You usually get a rainy Okehampton show once every 4 or 5 years, and this year was one of them,” said Terry. “It was very wet, but it was still a great show and well...More

  • Important farm safety this summer 15 August, 2014
    Picture of Child with Animals

    "The farm is such a busy place that there are lots of hazards to be alert to in the warm summer weather. These include...Tractors & MachineryWatch out for tractors and machinery. Tractors, by their sheer size, mean that any collision with a person is likely to result in serious injury or death. Please remember that children must not ride on...More

  • Slurry pit dangers by Nigel Lyons 31 July, 2014

    "The UK dairy population is around 2 million head of cattle so with current storage requirements and high rainfall over the last two winters, this has made slurry storage even more difficult.In 2012 working around slurry pits became the focus of attention for the farming community when, in Northern Ireland,  three members of the same family died...More

  • Jeff's viewpoint from Stithians Show 24 July, 2014

    Stithians Show, which began in 1834, has grown over the years to become Cornwall’s biggest one-day agricultural show, attracting thousands of people to the showground between Truro and Helston.The show is one of the highlights of the summer events calendar for many of our Members, and so the Cornish Mutual team always enjoy attending and meeting...More

  • Keep calm and be patient with tractors this summer 18 July, 2014
    Tractor & Trailer

    As we head into the peak season for holiday makers and the harvest approaches for farmers, roads across the Westcountry will be getting busier and the likelihood of drivers finding themselves held up in traffic caused by agricultural vehicles will increase. While it can be frustrating being stuck in queues behind tractors and slow moving vehicles,...More

  • Young Farmers – Our continued support 18 July, 2014

    "We have strong roots in the South West agricultural community so supporting the next generation of farmers is close to our heart and something we have been doing for decades - we have certainly found adverts from the 60s showing our support for the Young Farmers. This year we are pleased to say that it continues as we have helped the Federations...More

  • Meet our Member Services Advisors - Hayley 10 July, 2014

    Q. Hayley, what is your role within the Member Services team?A. Well I work as a Member Services Advisor in the personal insurance section, which means I help our Members with any queries they may have about their home or motor insurance policies. Mostly this is done over the phone, but our Members are equally welcome to come and see us at our...More

  • Devon County Show - An Inspector's View 23 June, 2014

    “We are now in the midst of the Westcountry’s lively agricultural show season, and as the South West’s only insurer for farms, businesses and individuals in the region, we always enjoy the chance to take a leading role in these important events.Our team once again manned a stand opposite the livestock arena at the Devon County Show, and welcomed...More

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