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Police 101

Almost everyone in the country from school children to pensioners know that in an emergency you ring 999 to get hold of Police, Ambulance or Fire Service. The world’s oldest emergency number has been in operation throughout the UK and even in other countries for more than seventy years and has stood the test of time....11:00 Fri 02nd Dec 2011

Satnav Lovers Beware

Since the launch of satnav systems, millions of UK motorists have been better able to find their way on the complex and busy roads. For some driving professionals, these pieces of kit are seen as invaluable aides to their role.However, although the devices have been of benefit to many, a large number of motorists are n...17:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Highway Code Revision Brings Drivers New Rules

A number of motorists in the UK may find that their driving style has to distinctly change in order to fall in line with new regulations in the latest edition of the Highway Code. The 2007 revision features 307 rules and nine annexes, ranging from legislation for people in cars to pedestrians as well as cyclists.Simila...17:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Spot The Hot One

It's the knock that every car-buyer dreads; the news that the dream car that you have just bought from that nice man was not actually ever his to sell. And it belongs to the debt collection agency that was pursuing assets.Or, it belongs to someone who recently had their keys robbed from their home. Worst of all, it can...17:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

UK Consumer Rights

UK Consumer RightsAs a consumer you have a number of rights when it comes to buying goods from a store or supplier. Knowing these rights will allow you to take advantage of a situation when a supplier is acting unlawfully and your money is on the line – knowing your rights will stop you from getting run-over by aggre...16:17 Wed 02nd Jun 2010

Some Common Questions About Mortgages

Buying our own home can be a complicated business; all the fees and confusing estate agents jargon. One of the biggest issues is getting a mortgage and all the questions that brings up. A mortgage is like a very large loan over a long period of time and is usually related to buying property. Your provider will be able ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Honourable Society Of Lincoln’s Inn

The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn is one of four Inns of Court in London to which barristers of England and Wales belong and where they are called to the Bar. The other three are Middle Temple, Inner Temple and Gray's Inn. It is believed to be named for Lincoln de Lacy, the third Earl of Lincoln. Although Lincol...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Royal Courts Of Justice

The Royal Courts of Justice, commonly called the Law Courts, is the building in London which houses the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. Courts within the building are open to the public although there may be some restrictions depending upon the nature of the case...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Middle Temple

Middle Temple is one of the four Inns of Court which have the exclusive right to Call men and women to the Bar. The buildings and tradition of learning date as far back as the middle of the 14th century. The Inn's name derives from the Knights Templar who were in the possession of the Temple site for some 150 years. T...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Guildhall London

Guildhall has been the heart of the administration of the City since the twelfth century. This was an era when the Lord Mayor of London rivalled the monarch for influence and prestige. The Guildhall was where he and the ruling merchant class held court and helped create London’s wealth. Today, 800 years on, Guil...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Dealing with Noisy Neighbours

Dealing with Noisy Neighbours At some point in their lives, homeowners are likely to come in contact with a noisy neighbour. These nuisances next door can cause grief through a number of means – shouting and loud music are common problems, but some problem neighbours can cause physical damage to property and p...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

UK Parking Laws – Neighbours Parking on my Drive

UK Parking Laws – Neighbours Parking on my Drive Nuisance Parking Ever had a neighbour park in front of your drive It can be a pain when you need to leave the house urgently and repeat incidents can create a lot of friction between you and your neighbour. Many arguments arise from a lack of ‘parki...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Dangerous Dogs – The Essentials

Dangerous Dogs – The Essentials As with most animals, dogs can sometimes be aggressive towards their owners and other people – this aggression can manifest itself in many ways, such as barking, growling and occasionally physical attacks. Some dogs are deemed to be a ‘higher-risk’ than othe...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

House Prices Are Rising

House prices are continuing to rise to the highest level since 2006, with the cost of the average house going up by 1.1% to around £159,000. There were early signs that more people were beginning to put their homes on the market as conditions improved, a trend that could lead to a relapse in recent price rises. ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Traffic Stops: Know Your Rights

Traffic Stops: Know Your Rights When you’re faced with the often intimidating situation of dealing with the Police, it’s essential that you know your basic rights before you agree or commit yourself to anything. The police have the power to stop anyone at any time – they don’t need to give...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Strange Stuff: Odd UK Laws

Strange Stuff: Odd UK Laws In our great country’s long history there have been thousands of laws made and passed by the monarch and parliament that have served to uphold justice and ensure the safety of the public. There are some laws, however, that will make many people wonder if the person who suggested t...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Dog Fouling Laws

Dog Fouling Laws Anyone who has been for a walk in their local park has undoubtedly, inadvertently and disgustingly stepped into a pile of dog mess left there by a careless owner. This is often followed by an unabashed tirade of cursing and expletives as the hapless victim runs around in the long grass trying to cle...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Motorists At Risk From Drunk Drivers

Although there has been a significant success in reducing the number of people killed in drink driving related collisions over the last 15 years, drink driving remains a serious, life threatening issue. Drink or Drive Drinking is fine and so is driving, together though they are a lethal concoction that won’t g...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Hotel Fraud May Compromise Credit Card Customers

Credit card customers were left wondering whether their details had been snatched by hackers recently after a US hotel chain conceded it may have been affected by a security breach. The global hotel company revealed that in the US and Canada its computer systems had been "accessed without authorisation". A ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

One In Five Drivers Admits To Lacking Insurance

A fifth of all UK road users own up to having driven without adequate motor insurance, a survey has revealed. An extraordinary three per cent of drivers confessed that they regularly took the road without car insurance cover, and a further 14.3 per cent said they did "occasionally." Figures gathered by the ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

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