Entries by Kim Wood

The Collapse of Monarch Airlines Leaves Thousands Stranded

Following the news that Monarch Airlines have gone into administration, the Government is advising all Monarch customers currently abroad to continue their holidays as planned. Additional flights are being organised to repatriate all passengers affected at no cost. You should visit the dedicated website or call the helpline number at least 48 hours before you […]

Number Plate Theft

Vehicle number plate theft is a national problem and has more than doubled in the last 5 years. This is due in part to an increase in speed cameras, a rise in petrol costs, toll and congestion zone charges. Both vehicle registration and proof of identity are required to obtain number plates. Without these, thieves […]

Are You Underinsured?

As the saying goes “there is no place like home”. It provides shelter, accommodation and protection for your family and possessions. Furthermore, it is an extension of your personality and status. Every aspect of your life is reflected in your home. Each room filled with memories, necessities/essentials and precious possessions. Thus it is important that […]

Can You Ever Be Too Old to Drive?

Currently, there is no upper age limit for driving a car. All drivers have to renew their licence once they reach the age of 70 and every 3 years thereafter. Those approaching their 70th birthday will be sent a renewal form by the DVLA. When completing the form you have to confirm any medical conditions […]

The Grand Opening of The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park

The Official Public Opening of The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park is happening tomorrow, Saturday 29th April 2017. For the first time in decades, this little known historic building will be open daily to the public. Lying on the border of Beckenham and Lewisham, Beckenham Place Park is one of the borough’s finest nature reserves. […]

All Change! The New £1 Coin

With the phased introduction of polymer notes in 2016, we now we can look forward this year to the redesigned £1 coin! According to the Royal Mint it is estimated that 1 in 30 coins currently in circulation are counterfeit and that the new design will be harder to reproduce. Along with an undisclosed security […]

Are You In or Out of Love with Valentine’s Day?

For many Valentine’s Day is associated with candy hearts, cards with anonymous declarations of love, romantic dinners and red roses, but its history is far more gruesome with beheadings, martyred saints and pagan rituals. The History of Valentine’s Day The origins of Valentine’s Day remain lost in the mists of time. Some historians believe that […]