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Make sure your home insurance claim doesn't get rejected

If you're about to purchase a home insurance policy and you're blithely scrolling through those reams of terms and conditions without reading them, stop. Just stop.Those clever people at The Money Advice Service have compiled a list of things that could invalidate your insurance. Here are ten of the... Read more

Turkey Earthquake: Update

At least seven people have been killed in an earthquake in Turkey less than three weeks after a massive tremor devastated the city and killed more than 600 The quake in the eastern province of Van has reportedly demolished another 25 buildings that had been damaged in last month's incident, includi... Read more

More Successful Test Flights

News from the BBC: Plane manufacturer Airbus and holiday operator Thomson are among those who have completed successful test flights. Thomson flew six aircraft from Iceland and reported no technical difficulties or damage to the planes. Read more

Delayed in a manger: Six travel insurance tips for Christmas from the Nativity Story

Overcrowded hotels, unsuitable transportation, marauding soldiers, a pregnant backpacker going into labour; we might think that Christmas travel chaos is a relatively new phenomenon, but a brief analysis of the Nativity Story reveals that all the signs were there 2,000 years ago. Just as the three ... Read more

Tornadoes In Georgia And Tennessee Cause Widespread Destruction

30 January 2013 Last updated at 19:21 GMT Columbus Direct customers who have purchased their policies after 30 January, 19.21 GMT will not be covered under the policy for Travel Delay, Abandonment, or Missed Departure as a direct or indirect result of the recent storm in the Southeast and parts of ... Read more

Quake off Solomon Islands Triggers Deadly Tsunami

Homes were damaged and at least four people have been reported dead after a tsunami triggered by an earthquake hit the Solomon Islands. The quake, with a magnitude 8.0, struck at 01:12 GMT near the Santa Cruz islands, the US Geological Survey said. A tsunami measuring 0.9m (3ft) then hit Lata in t... Read more

Floods in Peru, Chile and Bolivia after heavy rain

10 February 2013 Last updated at 01:57 GMT Torrential rain trapped many cars and flooded hundreds of homes Torrential rain has been causing havoc along the Pacific coast side of South America, with flooding causing the deaths of at least six people in Peru. In the southern city of Arequipa, thous... Read more

Giant Hailstones Batter China's Southern Provinces

21 March 2013 Last updated at 15:39 GMT Heavy storms and giant hailstones have left at least nine people dead and caused serious damage across China's southern provinces. The extreme weather is expected to last a few more days and could potentially bring more devastation to the area. Please note ... Read more

Angolan Floods

8 April 2013 Last updated at 12:22 GMT At least nine people have died in Angola's capital, Luanda, after weekend floods caused by torrential rains. Four people are also missing after a storm led to the flooding of hundreds of houses, a government official told Angola's Angop news agency. Landslid... Read more

Severe Weather Warning - Strong Winds

Tue, 07 May 2013 11:29AM A severe weather warning has been issued for very strong winds across much of southern England, including the Isle of Wight, for Thursday. The Met Office has issued the yellow warning, saying that very strong south westerly winds for the time of year could see gusts of 50 ... Read more

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