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Martin LaneManaging Editor

Martin Lane has seven year's experience writing and editing personal finance articles.

In that time he has extensively covered topics including car insurance, loans, property and travel.

Martin left in 2019.

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Boardmasters — Cornwall's biggest festival — has been cancelled with just a few days' notice due to a severe weather forecast.

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Malvern Group, which owns Superbreak and LateRooms, has announced that it has gone into administration.

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DVLA surrenders to industry pleas for online code extension to 21 days

Following 10 July 2015 announcement by the DVLA that the validity of the online code required to 'share driving licence' details with car hire companies has been extended from just 72 hours to 21 days, Hannah Maundrell, Editor in Chief of, comments.

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Looking for a bargain on Prime Day?

The countdown to Prime Day 2019 has already begun with early deals on Amazon brands, including four months of Amazon Music for only 99p1. But the real bargains kick off at 00.01am on Monday, 15th July and run until 11.59pm on Tuesday, 16th July, making this the biggest Prime Day event ever - or should that now be Prime Days?

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What is excess insurance?

Paying an excess for an insurance claim can be expensive, but there is a way to recover the cost. Here is what you need to know about excess insurance.

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How borrowing could boost your business

With the right type of borrowing you could pursue business opportunities that would otherwise pass you by, here's how.

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Should you get excess insurance?

Excess insurance can cut the cost of claiming on other policies and protect you from expensive hire car charges. But do you need it? Here is how to decide if it is right for you.

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Warranty insurance: is it worth it?

A car warranty can help with the cost of repairs if something goes wrong. But you should weigh up your options carefully to avoid a policy that does not pay out.

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How to claim on your car warranty

If your car breaks down or needs replacement parts, your warranty insurance may be able to cover the cost. Here is what you need to know about claiming on your car warranty.

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How do business loans work?

If you need funds to help your business grow or expand, a business loan could offer the solution you need. Here is how they work and how to get the right loan for your business.

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6 easy ways to get finance for your business

If you want your business to grow and reach new heights you may need to borrow money. Here is a closer look at your different business finance options.

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Lifesaving equipment installed outside Castle in Cirencester

A defibrillator which provides 24 hour emergency care has been installed on the wall of the Castle, next to the Open Air Swimming Pool, after a donation was made from the Cirencester Round Table.

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