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meurglys III
meurglys III
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Re: Top three gigs
Aug 25, 2005, 15:51
He's not getting any less naughty though:
(from Lloyds TSB report)

164/05 17 August 2005
CALAMITY KIDS COST PARENTS £3 BILLION
British parents could find themselves saddled with a hefty repair bill this summer as the cost of keeping the kids at home in the holidays takes its toll. New research1 from Lloyds TSB Insurance shows that while schoolÕs out for summer, accidental damage claims go through the roof, rising by 25 per cent2. Almost a third (30 per cent) of mothers and fathers say their children have had holiday accidents in the home, causing everything from broken windows to wrecked furniture Ð at a cost of more than £3 billion. Phil Loney, managing director, Lloyds TSB Insurance, said: ÒAny parent knows that kids can be quite a drain on the finances! But as our research shows, itÕs not just the cost of food, clothes and entertainment that burns holes in our pockets. With the long summer holidays meaning many kids spend more time at home, the risk of damage to our properties also increases.Ó The cost of kidsÕ catastrophes varies from home to home. A fifth (21 per cent) of all parents say their bill has hit the £100 mark, while 17 per cent say theyÕve had to spend up to £200. Fourteen per cent have parted with as much as £500, while seven per cent have found themselves shelling out an eye-watering £1000. The most common domestic disasters caused by children are smashed ornaments (39 per cent), damaged carpets (39 per cent), broken furniture (33 per cent), damaged electrical items (29 per cent), soiled walls (27 per cent) and shattered windows. One in twenty (5 per cent) reported that their kids had even destroyed family heirlooms.
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