Insurance News Archive 2014

Welcome to the car insurance and travel insurance news archive from Swiftcover. Here you will find insurance related news stories from 2014.

  • The new homes you can design and download from the internet 22 October 2014 It's not quite Tron, but WikiHouse 4.0 is an intriguing crossover between the digital and physical worlds, built and exhibited as part of the London Design Festival 2014. And it's a huge step forward...
  • Sick of Diversions? Build your own Toll Road 01 September 2014 Businessman Mike Watts runs a party supply shop in Bath, but when a landslip forced the closure of a main road linking the city with nearby Bristol, he decided to take matters into his own hands.
  • Government Gives Driverless Cars the Green Light 09 August 2014 Vince Cable recently revealed the government's plans to fast track the testing of driverless cars on UK roads from as early as January next year.
  • CCTV Spy Cars to be Axed from Parking Enforcement 04 July 2014 To the joy of motorists everywhere, after a lengthy consultation, the Department for Transport has announced that CCTV 'spy cars' will no longer be allowed to issue automatic fines for on-street...
  • UK Military Taking the "Sat" out of "Sat Nav" 04 June 2014 New developments funded by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) could see Global Positioning Systems (GPS) replaced with new technology known as the 'quantum compass'.
  • Fence Theft on the Rise 22 May 2014 Your garden fence is usually the first line of defence against unscrupulous burglars, but a fence panel shortage has seen the humble fence panel turned from household protector into common crime...
  • Spring into Action in the Garden this Season 07 April 2014 The clocks have gone forward, Easter is almost here, and the sun is finally starting to shine. There's no doubt that spring is in the air, and as the new season bursts into bloom, avid gardeners are...
  • Motorways Set For More Speed Cameras 05 March 2014 Speed cameras designed to catch motorists driving over 70mph are set to be fitted along hundreds of miles of motorway for the first time, sparking outrage from some motoring groups.
  • First-Time Buyers Driving House Prices: But for How Long? 10 February 2014 Industry figures for January 2014 show an annual rise of almost 9% in house prices, with the increase largely driven by first time buyers.
  • Smart Sensors Set to Revolutionise Parking in London 24 January 2014 Driving around in circles looking for a parking space could soon be a thing of the past in London, as Westminster Council prepares to implement brand new parking bay technology across its road network...

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