Theft of designer buggies costing more than 1,000 soars by a quarter in past three years


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Theft of 1000 designer buggies by Bugaboo and Silver Cross soars by a QUARTER in three years One in 14 parents with young children say they have fallen victim to crimeTheft of buggies has risen by 23 per cent since 2009, from 738 to 913But this could be just the tip of the iceberg with 42% not reporting the crime By Louise Eccles PUBLISHED: 01:58 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:24 GMT, 11 January 2013 Theft of designer baby buggies has soared by a quarter in the past three years, official figures show. With some parents splashing out more than 1,000 on the latest prams, the ‘buggy black market’ is on the rise. One in 14 parents with young children now say they have fallen victim to the crime, with the most targeted brands including Maclaren, Graco, Silver Cross, Chicco and Bugaboo

Family of cancer victim refused life insurance payout because he didn"t disclose PINS AND NEEDLES


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Family of cancer victim refused life insurance payout because he didn't disclose PINS AND NEEDLES Nic Hughes died from cancer of the gall bladder leaving wife and young twins Insurance company Friends Life refused to honour his critical illness policySaid he had not disclosed 'reduce alcohol' advice or pins and needles painBut doctors said he drank within correct limits and pains were not relevant Friends say insurer's decision are 'morally repugnant' and started campaign | UPDATED: 21:54 GMT, 12 December 2012 The family of a man who died from cancer will not receive their insurance payout – because he didn’t declare he had pins and needles. Nic Hughes, 44, died in October after battling cancer of the gall bladder leaving his wife Susannah Hancock, 44, and twin eight-year-old son and daughter. But insurance company Friends Life have refused to honour Mr Hughes’ critical illness policy saying he did not give full disclosure of his health.

Retired Bedfordshire couple Trevor and Elizabeth Piggott had 500 litres of kerosene pumped into their luxury home, say it has to be demolished


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Retired couple who had 500 litres of kerosene pumped into their luxury home, say it has to be demolished Trevor and Elizabeth Piggott claim they will have to knock down and rebuild the five-bed bungalow in Little Billington, BedfordshireA oil company worker accidentally sent toxic liquid down the wrong pipeInsurers Lloyds TSB say it can be restored to its original state without demolition | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 2 December 2012 A retired couple say they must knock down and rebuild their 800,000 home, after 500 litres of toxic kerosene was accidentally pumped into it – but their insures refuse to pay the cost. A heating oil delivery intended for their neighbours went disastrously wrong when a new tanker driver picked the wrong pipe and sent it gushing into their house in Little Billington, Bedfordshire