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Ever heard of Frederick Banting? The Canadian medical scientist was born on 14th November 1891 - and he’s the reason World Diabetes Day is celebrated on the same date every year. Find out what he did, how it changed history and the strong message that World Diabetes Day has for its global audience of one billion people. 

World Diabetes Day 2017 has a message for every woman on the planet

Ever heard of Frederick Banting? The Canadian medical scientist was born on 14th November 1891 - and he’s the reason World Diabetes Day is celebrated on the same date every year. Find out what he did, how it changed history …

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tips for buying a property abroad

Thinking of buying property abroad? Here are some tips.

Whether it’s a second home somewhere sunny or you’re relocating to start a brand new life in foreign climes, there’s a lot to think about when you’re buying property abroad. Here’s some advice. 

Virtual reality to the rescue of high street travel agents

Time was that, for most people, booking a holiday meant taking a trip to a travel agent. Then along came the www to change all that. And yet the latest tech innovation to hit the travel sector - virtual reality …

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Did you know? When you take out travel insurance with World First, you are automatically covered for over 70 sports and activities - free of charge!

World First’s A to Z of curiously captivating holiday activities

You know what they say. Variety is the spice of life. That’s why we have compiled a curious compendium of the most outlandish, unusual and downright bizarre holiday pursuits to try on your travels - safe in the knowledge that …

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How often do we really go on holiday?

How often do we really go on holiday?

Two things we Brits hate to be without: a cup of tea and regular travel. Jetting off somewhere special is a British obsession. But how often do we really go on holiday - and how much time do we spend …

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Survey results: What gadgets do you take on holiday?

The modern world is full of weird and wonderful gadgets and gizmos. But which are you most likely to take on holiday? We asked 1,373 travel-lovers that very question - and here’s what we found out. 

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The £370 million reason why travel insurance is essential

The £370 million reason why travel insurance is essential Do travel insurers pay out? How often do British travellers need to claim on their travel insurance policies? Jaw-dropping data from the Association of British Insurers proves that travel insurance is …

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Getting covered for your holiday is crucial, especially for a trip with sustained physical activity

6 essential dos and don’ts of a cycling holiday

6 essential dos and don’ts of a cycling holiday Has the Tour de France inspired you to pop on your helmet and get pedalling on your next break? Let’s hope so – a cycling holiday is a great way to …

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No matter what type of cancer you have, our ethos is that if you are well enough to travel, you should be able to get the cover you need to travel in confidence

Macmillan launches campaign for fairer cancer travel insurance

Macmillan launches campaign for fairer cancer travel insurance Leading cancer charity Macmillan is campaigning to make travel insurance fairer for cancer patients. Here are one or two things you can do to join the fight. 

Tips for keeping your possessions safe on holiday (and the items most likely to go missing)

Tips for keeping your possessions safe on holiday (and the items most likely to go missing)

Your blood runs cold. Your heart beats faster. You begin to panic. That moment when you realise one of your possessions has gone missing while on holiday is never pleasant. Here’s how to protect the items that - statistically - …

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