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Christian Whitely-Mason

Car Insurance

27 Mar 2017

Come Dine With Me’s Christian passes driving test on 33rd attempt

Most learners take two or three driving tests before passing but one man from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, has just been given the green light to go solo on the road at the 33rd time of asking. Christian Whiteley-Mason, 42, more at home juggling dinner plates than L plates after appearing as a contestant on Channel… Read more »

Pink Star diamond

Home Insurance

27 Mar 2017

Pink Star diamond set for sell for around £50million

One of the world’s greatest natural treasures, the Pink Star diamond – a diamond simply too good for words – will lead Sotheby’s sale of Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite in Hong Kong on Tuesday, April 4. Valued in excess of £48 million, the 59.60-carat oval mixed-cut pink diamond is the largest Internally Flawless, Fancy Vivid… Read more »

Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Jason Plato

Car news

27 Mar 2017

“We plan to blow everybody’s doors off” – Plato

It’s been a winter of deep content for Jason Plato and his Subaru mechanics as they gear up for an assault on the BTCC title starting at Brands Hatch this weekend. The newly-named Adrian Flux Subaru Racing team have spend the off season tweaking, tuning, and slimming the Levorg GT after a first season spent… Read more »

Travel Insurance

22 Mar 2017

Mum sues Thomson holidays after nightmare Canary Islands cruise

Imagine saving all year for a dream cruise to the Canary Islands only to have it ruined because you are struck down by gastric illness. That’s exactly what happened to Tracy Owen, 44, of Holbury near Southampton, and her 12-year-old son Billy. Now lawyers at Irwin Mitchell are taking action on behalf of the Owens… Read more »

1966 Sunliner caravan

Caravan Insurance

20 Mar 2017

How to buy a classic caravan

The advantages of a brand new caravan with all the mod-cons are obvious, but sometimes you’d rather swap convenience for nostalgia and relive the glory days of caravanning by becoming the proud owner of a vintage van with a history of its own. More than 1.7 million Brits regularly take to the road in their… Read more »

Car news

17 Mar 2017

Pharrell Williams joins celebrity campaign against using mobile phones while driving

Pop star Pharrell Williams is happy to be the latest high-profile figure to sing out in support of campaigns to discourage drivers from using mobile phones while behind the wheel of a vehicle. Williams, the American singer-songwriter and record and film producer, warned drivers that causing an accident through sending a text message is “the… Read more »

Cute dog

Pet Insurance

17 Mar 2017

TV vet warns dog owners to vaccinate against deadly virus

Celebrity vet Julian Norton has warned dog owners to be on their guard after a highly contagious virus claimed the lives of three dogs in two weeks. The star of The Yorkshire Vet Channel 5 documentary series said owners should be concerned if their dogs suffer a bout of diarrhoea with blood in it. He… Read more »

Pet Insurance

16 Mar 2017

Family’s hunt for Izzy Wizz the missing cockerpoodle

Honey-coloured Izzy Wizz the eight-year-old cockerpoodle went missing more than two years ago, but the Purvis family from Radcliffe near Bury in Greater Manchester have not given up hope of finding her safe and well.   Izzy’s Facebook page has more than 10,000 followers who await daily updates from mum Dawn about their search for… Read more »

Car news

16 Mar 2017

Speeding drivers face stiffer fines from next month

The more you earn the more you will be fined for speeding when new penalty scales come into effect on April 24. The minimum penalty for speeding is currently a £100 fine and three penalty points on your driving licence, while the maximum is £1,000 or £2,500 for motorway offences. But when the changes come… Read more »

Craig Castle

Home Insurance

14 Mar 2017

Chance to buy your own castle and a sizeable slice of Scottish history

A legendary Scottish castle which once gave shelter to the heart of Robert the Bruce and a couple of royals is up for sale. The Craig castle, near Montrose in Angus, dates back to the late 13th century and, according to legend, Sir James Douglas spent his final night in Scotland there protecting the eviscerated… Read more »