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Blackspots VS Safespots for Burglary In The UK.

Introduction
In the UK, there are some blackspots that are notorious for thefts and break in’s.
As a rule of thumb, you will often find that the crime rate depends on the density of the area. You will find that in rural areas, the crime rate is typically lower than you will find in higher density city areas.
UK’s Burglary Blackspots
Below are the most notorious areas for household theft and burglary.

London

Hackney
Clapham
Hornsey
Croydon

Nottingham

Arnold
West Bridgeford

Leicester
Leeds

Roundhay

Bristol
Cheshire

UK Burglary Safespots
The area’s that are the least burgled in the UK are:

County Durham

Teesdale

Manchester

Broadland in Norfolk

Sheffield

Economic […]

Controversial drilling procedure may affect home insurance premiums

Homeowners in the North West of England may find themselves paying higher home insurance premiums in the future as scientists working for a drilling company admitted that that their gas exploration activities probably caused the two minor earthquakes that hit the region earlier this year.
Geological risks associated with fracking
Workers for the Cuadrilla Resources Company have stopped their controversial method of extracting resources from the ground, known as fracking, until more tests have been carried out. The process which involves the injection of water and chemicals […]

Winter weather will kill thousands of UK citizens

 
As the UK prepares for winter, experts are warning that extreme cold spells will push up the already worrying numbers of Britons dying from the cold weather.
Uncomfortable choices
With the nation in the grip of economic downturn the last thing the country needs is a bad winter to rival the last two. Homeowners are already struggling to pay for items such as household insurance, luxury food items and non essential motoring. If heating requirements shoot up because of a cold snap, experts are warning the choice […]

Energy companies misleading customers on cheapest deals

At a time when clarity in costing and pricing is becoming all important to the UK’s beleaguered homeowners, the tactics of Britain’s largest energy companies are being called into question.
Consumer experts catch companies out
There is little doubt that the cost of energy, fuel, household insurance and food is responsible for a big slice of the inflation cake that is currently rising on the back burner of the UK economy. While financiers and politicians warn of a double dip recession households throughout the country are taking […]

Riots make no impression on crime figures at Government website

At a time when homeowners across the UK are faced with rises in homeowners insurance premiums based on post code information collated by insurance providers, the latest statistics for August 2011 on the Governments internet crime maps make very interesting reading.
Scenes of mayhem
Of course, August 2011 was the month when many of the UK’s major cities fell victim to looters and rioters in their thousands. Graphic television newsreel showed hundreds of rioters stealing, breaking windows, setting fire to vehicles and assaulting innocent people in dozens […]

Take time in organising insurance

For those families lucky enough to be purchasing new home insurance for the first time it is important they consider how much cover they need and exactly what sort of cover is requires.
Legal requirement
Of course the mortgage provider will insist that the skeleton of the home (bricks and mortar, fixtures and fittings) will be covered by buildings insurance. The inside of the home is a different matter completely and it is up to the new home buyer whether they want to buy contents insurance. Most […]

Parents prepared to pay over the odds to live near a good school

A report by one of Europe’s largest banks suggests that home hunters are prepared to up their budget if it means securing a place in a good school for their children.
Budget breaker
The report by Santander bank revealed that people preparing to move home or buy for the first time have a set idea on just how much they want to spend when it comes to buying the home, organising household insurance, and paying council taxes, but they are prepared to go well over budget for […]

Lighting the way

Moving into a new home is an exciting proposition. Once contracts have been exchanged and the basic essentials such as home insurance quotes, utility contracts and mortgage payments have been sorted out, it is time to get down to decorating your home.
Creating an atmosphere
Of course everyone has a budget and everyone has their own ideas about where that budget may best be put to good use. For many people creating the perfect atmosphere in a room is the most important feature and for this, use […]

Decorating – Cushions don’t always cost pin money

Decorating a home is very much dependant on the taste of the individual, homes across the UK are personalised in so many different ways that it is really difficult to put some into a category such as minimalist, contemporary or classic, and to be honest it doesn’t really matter.
Owner should feel at ease
The main concept when it comes to decorating your home is will it make you comfortable? If the answer to that question is yes then you are on the right lines. All that […]

Low interest rates good news for some

City experts were split over the effects of the latest inflation figures released by the Bank of England (BoE) but at least in the short term homeowners can expect to see little change in their mortgage interest rates. How and where savers can find a safe haven for their money, however, becomes more complicated by the day.
Inflation and growth overestimated
The report suggested that the BoE’s prediction for growth in the economy and the inflation rate may both have been too high and they now forecast […]