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  • Six DIY Halloween decorations for your home 27 October, 2014

    For many families Halloween is a lovely event that is full of lots of dressing up, parties and treats (and that’s just the adults!). To help you enjoy Halloween and make the most of your half term, we’ve put together some of our favourite, easy and fun DIY decorations that you can make at home with the kids. They’re easy, safe and will be sure to...More

  • Changes to Tax Discs - What you need to know 14 October, 2014

    "As of 1 October 2014, drivers no longer need to display a paper tax disc in their vehicles.The DVLA has decided to move car taxing to an entirely digital system, to make it easier for both motorists and police and other enforcement agencies.While the tax disc itself is being abolished, tax must still be paid on all vehicles where tax previously...More

  • What to do if you are involved in a car accident 03 October, 2014

    "Being involved in an accident whether it’s a small knock or something more serious can be a daunting and traumatic time. As a driver, it’s important that you stay calm and don’t panic. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident you should remember to take the following steps:- • Get yourself to a safe area where you are not at...More

  • Driving safety tips for young drivers 03 October, 2014

    "Once new young drivers pass their test they set out on a life long journey, using and adapting the basic skills they have learnt during their training to face the never ending range of situations encountered on the road. Statistically, young drivers aged 17-24 are more likely to be involved in accidents than other age groups. The most common...More

  • 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
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    "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

  • Driven to distraction 29 September, 2014

    Did you know that you are four times more likely to crash when using a mobile phone while driving?  You may think that sounds about right and this does not apply to you because you don’t use your mobile anyway, you use your hands free kit when driving.  But the risks are the same, and last for up to 10 minutes after the call. We have many...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
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    "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

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