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Sam Wright

Citizen based in Norwich, United Kingdom. Joined on May 22, 2014

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77% of insurance customers don't know pay out rates

New research has highlighted a lack of consumer awareness is negatively impacting the insurance industry. As a result, thousands of UK inhabitants go without cover that will ultimately give them financial protection should anything go wrong.

1 in 3 British holidaygoers prefers home comforts to culture

Over a third of British holiday-goers would rather be surrounded by home comforts than experience the local culture of overseas destinations, suggests a recent survey.

The coffee war rages on: London and New York battle it out

Though the UK has historically been amongst the lowest coffee consumers in the world, coffee culture has enjoyed a rapid expansion here, and now we find ourselves ramping up there with the caffeine-fuelled denizens of New York.

35% of UK parents can’t afford summer holidays

The high price of holidays between July and August means that a summer break is out of budget for over 35 percent of British parents, new research suggests.

Online marketers urged to think of the audience

“We’re all capable of writing more effectively, more efficiently, with more focus on the person we’re trying to reach,” said marketer Ann Handley, speaking at the Mesh Marketing 14 conference in Toronto last Thursday.

Work permits no longer required for Turks and Caicos investors

At a Cabinet meeting on October 22nd, the Turks and Caicos Government agreed that new overseas investors would no longer require a work permit.

Low mental health budget means long wait for UK patients

Only 1.4 percent of the UK's public health budgets are spent on mental health, according to a recent report by mental health charity Mind.

Turks and Caicos sign green energy agreement

Turks and Caicos is the latest territory to join the Carbon War Room’s Ten Island Challenge, committing to making the transition from fossil-fuel dependency to 100 percent renewable energy.

Bee Lawns: The little change which could save a species Special

A new trend in ‘bee lawns’ has seen lawn maintenance flipped on its head in a bid to preserve the population of the struggling insect.

Three new Harry Potter spin-offs confirmed

Harry Potter fans everywhere will rejoice at Warner Bros’ latest announcement that they plan to release three new spin-off films in the next few years.

Government-backed smart meters put GB homeowners in control

Starting next year, the Government’s smart meter programme will be rolling out smart gas and electricity meters to all GB homes and small businesses before 2020.

UK cyclists call on government to fund safer cycling

At a breakfast event during Monday’s Conservative party conference, representatives from a coalition of UK biking groups called upon the government to provide better funding for cycling schemes.

Thousands of U.K. households at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

As winter approaches, U.K. households and businesses that use liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for heating are advised to arrange inspections for their gas appliances.

Hobbies and tuition put rich children at ‘substantial advantage’ Special

Dancing, sport and music lessons put children at a substantial advantage over those who do not take part in extracurricular activities, according to a recent study from Sutton Trust.

Injured teen cyclist allowed home after year in hospital Special

In July 2013, 15-year-old Ryan Smith sustained a serious brain injury after colliding with a van whilst cycling. After spending over a year in hospital, he was allowed to return home earlier this week.

New research says the average Brit needs a holiday every 56 days

The average Brit "needs" a holiday every 56 days, new research has shown. A survey of 2,000 adults revealed tiredness and stress take their toll just eight weeks after returning to work from a break.

Three in four Brits admit to taking items from hotel rooms Special

Three quarters of all British holidaymakers have taken items from hotel rooms home with them, according to recent research by travel website Holiday Hypermarket.
 

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