P542 Teletext 542 Dec11 23:14:14       ——————————————————————————————  CONTENTS COVER SHUNNED BY ONE IN 10 One in 10 people have no home contents insurance cover, leaving themselves open to serious financial loss, a report reveals. Insurer Zurich said one in five risked being underinsured because they were uncertain about the value of their home contents. Householders in the South West are least likely to have cover. Many said they had no time to tot up values. ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— by Ruth Mansergh DAILY LOTTO AND EUROMILLIONS p122 Tax Credit&debt Holiday £ Racing
P542 Teletext 542 Dec11 23:12:44       ——————————————————————————————  CONTENTS COVER SHUNNED BY ONE IN 10 Being burgled or suffering a fire or flood in your home is stressful enough, without having the extra headache of discovering you are underinsured. Spokeswoman for Zurich Insurance Maria Donald said: "It really is worth totting up the value of your contents. "This is especially important for higher value items, as most insurers will require homeowners to inform them of items worth in excess of £1,500." ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Are you a Premium Bond winner? 539 GET AWAY FROM IT ALL! HOLIDAYS p200 Tax Credit&debt Holiday £ Racing
P542 Teletext 542 Dec11 23:17:10       ——————————————————————————————  CONTENTS COVER SHUNNED BY ONE IN 10 Home Office figures show there were an estimated 943,000 burglaries and attempted burglaries in England and Wales in the year up to April 2004 and almost half involved uninsured items. To help deter burglars, it advises: Make sure that presents cannot be easily seen from the street. Close curtains and leave timer lights on if you are going out at night. ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— "Best buy" home loan rates 536 STAGE REVIEWS AND LISTINGS p330 Tax Credit&debt Holiday £ Racing
P542 Teletext 542 Dec11 23:10:13       ——————————————————————————————  CONTENTS COVER SHUNNED BY ONE IN 10 Christmas is a particularly inviting time for burglars. The Home Office says homeowners should fit locks to doors and accessible windows where possible: Ask a friend or neighbour to keep an eye on the house while you are away. Install an alarm system. When you buy new items or unwrap expensive presents, do not leave boxes by dustbins as advertisements. ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Latest rates on National Savings 540 YOUR STARS p308-9 LOVESTARS p148 Tax Credit&debt Holiday £ Racing
P542 Teletext 542 Dec11 23:18:00       ——————————————————————————————  CONTENTS COVER SHUNNED BY ONE IN 10 Burglary rates have fallen by nearly 40% since 1997, says the Home Office. But it stresses there is still a lot you can do to protect against burglary. Nearly half of all burglaries happen when a home is empty. Most are opportunist - one in five successful burglaries are through open windows or unlocked doors. ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— "Best buy" personal loans 546 CHECK OUR CHRISTMAS EVENT GUIDE p345 Tax Credit&debt Holiday £ Racing
P542 Teletext 542 Dec11 23:11:27       ——————————————————————————————  CONTENTS COVER SHUNNED BY ONE IN 10 Some people are more vulnerable to burglary than others. The elderly are not a high-risk group, the Home Office says, but are vulnerable as they often: Leave doors unlocked to allow visitors access, especially if they have mobility problems. Be victims of 'distraction burglary' - when bogus callers trick their way into your home and distract you while stealing money and valuables. ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— "Best buy" credit card deals 546 BACK A WINNER WITH RACING NEWS p550 Tax Credit&debt Holiday £ Racing