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Drilling under the influence: Brits admit to drunken DIY


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15 Jun 2013

As many as 3.3 million Brits have attempted DIY when they were drunk in the past year, according to research.

The new study found that 11% of men and three per cent of women confessed to trying to undertake DIY or other home improvements after two or more drinks.

Although this much alcohol would likely push them above the legal limit for driving, Brits were still willing to risk handling powertools and other potentially dangerous equipment....

Left-pawed dogs found to be more aggressive


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14 Jun 2013

Is your dog over-zealously greeting the postman? Is he or she tormenting next door’s cat?

They may have a valid excuse. They might not be badly behaved, they might just be ‘left pawed’.

Scientists have discovered evidence to suggest that dogs which prefer to use their left paw are more aggressive to strangers than right-pawed ones.

Australian academics conducted test among a group of dogs to establish which paw they preferred and then analysed various traits in the behaviour....

Unnecessary claims boost home contents premiums


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12 Jun 2013

Brits are paying £17 million more than they need to as a result of avoidable home contents claims, a new study shows

Accidents are the most common cause of claims on British home contents policies, a recent study shows. Spillages on sofas and damage to electrical appliances and other such avoidable events lead to more than a third of all home contents claims....