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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...16:08 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...16:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009) WidgetsThe Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is a crime thriller with a twist. the film is based on an award-winning crime novel by the late Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson, the first in his "Millennium Trilogy”. The film stars Michael Nyqvist as Mikael Blomkvist and Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salan...10:37 Wed 30th Jun 2010

Edge Of Darkness (2010) WidgetsEdge Of Darkness is a dark crime thriller. This is a film adaptation of the 1985 BBC television series of the same name. The film stars Mel Gibson and Ray Winstone. The director Martin Campbell also directed the original TV series and so brings with him the same thrilling drama of the 1980’s sho...10:07 Wed 30th Jun 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...15:37 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...15:37 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 ...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Law-Abiding Give Thieves Easy Ride With Lax Security

We have all done it; popped out of the house for five minutes to visit a neighbour and left the door on the latch. We like to think that where we live is safe as houses. It seems, however, that we should be more careful with our homes and make sure they are locked up even if we are only going next door to borrow a cup ...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Are Robberies On The Increase

We all hope that it doesn’t happen to us; a robbery, mugging or burglary. Unfortunately, it seems that crime is still very much prevalent in the country. The British Crime Survey revealed that there are over 100,000 robberies in the country every year, although the Home Office stated that domestic burglary has ...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Car Cloning Is On The Increase

An increasing number of vehicles are falling victim to car cloning. This is where criminals steal the identity of legitimate vehicles by replacing the number plates and VIN on a stolen car with the details from a vehicle of the same make, model and colour.   Motorists need to use due diligence before buying a ne...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Drivers 'Should Not Leave Their Cars With The Engine Running'

Police are warning motorists who leave their unattended cars running on cold mornings that they could end up having to make a motor insurance claim. Officers from local police forces have issued the warnings after a spate of thefts across the country. A woman left her car running to warm up while she went back inside....15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Schoolchildren Help Police Crackdown On Bogus Callers

It is a horrible situation and we all hope it doesn’t happen to us but increasingly door step crime seems to be in the news. A typical scenario is when the criminal knocks on our front door with some false pretext and while you are busy their accomplice sneaks in the back way to steal whatever they can carry. Esp...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Carjacking – Do Not Let Them Get Your Car

Drivers who could do without the inconvenience of a motor insurance claim need to be wary of carjackers, it has been suggested. A leading stolen vehicle recovery systems specialist issued this warning following a number of occasions where motors were stolen after being left unattended with the engine running. It highl...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Initiative May Protect Car Insurance Customers

Motor insurance holders may be well-advised to take advantage of an offer from their local police. Forces have invited drivers to attend a session during which number plates will be attached more securely. Officers will be using specially-designed screws which make it harder for thieves to remove registrations. They e...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Second-Hand Car Buyers 'Need To Be Wary'

Used car buyers who do not want to end up with the kind of vehicle that could easily lead to a motor insurance claim have been warned to be cautious. According to auto information group HPI, a number of criminals are making money by selling on dangerous and stolen models, as well as ones still subject to outstanding f...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Police Initiative Could Cut Home Insurance Claims

We all like to think of our home as our castle – impregnable and sturdy. Unfortunately, there are some who have found that this may not be the case. It is horrible to find that your home has been burgled and your personal possessions stolen or broken. However, there are many simple ways we can discourage would be...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Drivers Urged To Remove Valuables

Motorists in Oxford keen to avoid a car insurance claim may want to take additional security measures following a spate of break-ins in the area. Recently, vehicles have been targeted in streets all over the city. Victims ended up losing a variety of goods, including a laptop, disabled badge, satnav, stereo and hair s...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Recession 'Has Greatly Increased UK's Fear Of Identity Theft'

Recent research by a software developer found that nearly three quarters of respondents are more alarmed by the threat posed by ID crooks during the current economic crisis than they were before it began. Furthermore, nearly nine out of ten of consumers are concerned that their financial details – such as their b...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

ID Theft 'Can Lead To Blacklisting'

Identity theft can be a distressing crime before its long-lasting effects are even considered. The mere thought that someone could be using your details to take money out of your account, apply for a passport or even commit crimes can be extremely concerning. However, cards can be cancelled, passports can be stopped an...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

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