FSA keeping close watch on Price Comparison websites

Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 11:01 AM
John

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Lloyds Building granted “Listed” status

Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 03:01 PM
John

The Government has announced that the Lloyd’s building at One Lime Street, London, has been awarded Grade 1 listed status on the advice of English Heritage.

Heritage Minister John Penrose announced the accolade today, crediting the building’s ‘architectural innovation, historic interest and celebrated design’. The Lloyd’s building is the youngest ever to receive graded status.

Grade 1 buildings are considered to be of ‘exceptional interest’ and extremely rare – only 2.5% of the 375,000 buildings listed by English Heritage are classified as Grade 1.

“Lloyd’s was ahead of its time when it approved the building of One Lime Street,” says Richard Ward, Chief Executive of Lloyd’s. “It’s a world famous building that has gone on to embody the world famous Lloyd’s brand.”

The building, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, was designed to meet the Lloyd’s market’s future demands by allowing the underwriting space, ‘the Room’, to expand or contract as required by the market.

“The building is still modern, innovative and unique – it has really stood the test of time just like the market that sits within it,” continues Ward.

“The listing decision will protect it against unsuitable alteration or development whilst retaining its flexibility to adapt with the market’s needs.”

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Hilarious Accident Reports-all true

Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 10:01 AM
John

Some of the explanations people give for how they got involved in an accident make for interesting reading. Here’s a selection:-

Coming home I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don’t have!

The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its intent!

I was thrown from my car as it left the road, and was later found in a ditch, by some stray cows!!!

I collided with a stationary truck coming the other way.

In my attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole.

I had been driving for forty years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident.

I told the police I was not injured, but upon removing my hair, I found that I had a fractured skull.

I was sure the old fellow would never make it to the other side of the road when I struck him.

The indirect cause of the accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.

To avoid hitting the bumper of the car in front, I struck the pedestrian.

The pedestrian had no idea which way to run, so I ran over him.

A truck backed through my windshield into my wife’s face.

I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law, and headed over the embankment

The guy was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him

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How safe are your roads?

Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 01:01 PM
John

Just click here to access the data

http://t.co/zWTOtrbN

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Cruise Ship Disaster

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 @ 07:01 AM
John

Making headline news this week has been the sinking of the Costa Concordia.

This is shaping up to be the most expensive individual shipwreck in history where the situation has not been made worse by pollution clear up costs following leakage of fuel

When you combine the value of the ship, compensation for injuries and deaths and lost revenue from future cruises the total bill could well exceed £500 million.

It’s hard to see how the vessel might be salvaged and it is likely to be declared a total loss.

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