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Saintly Choices for Private Registrations

January 18, 2008
Posted in Nationla Numbers News — Written by Nationla Numbers

Less pounds number plateWhen our lovely accounts/sales person, Andrea, isn’t busy bringing smiles to the faces of countless private registration buyers and sellers, she also finds the time to run two successful Slimming World groups in Sedgefield and Billingham (details below).

To this end, a handful folks here at Nationla Numbers have diligently followed Andrea’s motivating and tasty eating plans, and have even made attempts to drag themselves off the couch and start going to the gym. As a result, some have shed a fair few pounds over the last six months, despite the usual holiday over-indulgences.

Amongst our more competitive sales people, watching the figures decrease every week has become something of a competition, with the scale revealing who amongst us has been a saint or a sinner.

Imagine my delight, while enjoying a chin-wag over the photocopier one morning, that two of Andrea’s fellow Slimming World Consultants have invested in private registrations for their cars.

Where do people begin when choosing a private registration? Well, most people start by searching for registrations that include their name, initials; maybe their football team, or their favourite hobby. Innovatively, the svelte girls at Slimming World have pledged allegiance to their cause by choosing the unusual registrations S5 YNS (sounds like “Syns”) and LE55 LBS (sounds like “less pounds”).

What a fine example of camaraderie from a tightly-knit team, and a wonderfully inventive way to turn your car into a publicity vehicle: for “Syns” is a perfect reminder of Slimming World’s daily allowance of treats – and few of us would mind having “less pounds”!

With motivation like that, there’s fat chance of failure!

Have something to say? Say it with a private registration, on Nationla Numbers’ web site, 24 hours a day.

Andrea’s Sedgefield group runs every Tuesday in the Community College at 7pm. Her Billingham group runs every Thursday in the Monkseaton Community Centre at 6.30pm. Details of Andrea’s groups and programmes can be found on slimmingworld.co.uk or by calling Andrea on 01740 644727.


UK Roads Driving You Potty? That’ll be the Jeep, the Chevrolet, and the Daewoo

January 16, 2008
Posted in Uncategorized — Written by Nationla Numbers

Driving the UK pottyShockingly, UK drivers are paying more than 2.8 billion pounds a year on mechanical car repairs, thanks to the shoddy condition of UK roads, recent news from independent insurer Warranty Direct has revealed.

The research, conducted on nearly 500,000 vehicles – pinpoints decaying British roads as a major cause of up to a third of all mechanical break-downs.

Duncan McClure Fisher of Warranty Direct says: “continuous driving over cracked or uneven road surfaces, or one sudden jolt from a pothole, can cause substantial damage to shock absorbers, springs, upper and lower arms and stabiliser bars”.

Not good news, especially when you consider that the UK road tax payer, despite loosely paying twice as much tax as folks in the USA, is still twice as likely to suffer damage to his or her car as a result of bad British roads.

Some cars are affected more than others. Top of the hit list are Jeep, Chevrolet, Daewoo, Jaguar, Kia, Subaru, Volvo, Suzuki, Chrysler, Honda and Nissan.

Still, despite suffering busted shock absorbers, springs, arms and stabiliser bars, you can rest assured a securely-fixed personalised number plate from Nationla Numbers won’t fall victim to potholes, and will look the business too. Number plates for all car makes and models are included in our easy-to-use number plate search. Give it a go!

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