Families to be given advice on protecting children from household cleaning products

Devon’s health visiting teams will be handing out free magnetic notepads carrying safety advice this September to help families ensure that young children and toddlers are kept safe in the home.

The notepads feature key safety advice and will serve as a helpful reminder to thousands of busy families.

The notepads are part of the ‘Take Action Today, Put Them Away’ campaign to...

Partnership aims to boost aspirations

City College Plymouth and Millbay Academy have formed a new partnership in the bid to provide pupils with the best possible careers advice in an attempt to further raise aspirations within the Plymouth community.

Similar to the successful ongoing partnership announced last summer with All Saints Academy, the College and Millbay Academy will work together to offer pupils high-quality...

Warning to dog owners as Storm Dennis hits Britain

With up to four inches of snowfall due to hit Britain this weekend as a result of impending Storm Dennis, gritters are out in full force to make footpaths and roads safer.

Though rock salt may help keep pedestrians and motorists safe on slippery roads and pavements, 48 per cent of dog owners are unaware of the hidden dangers that grit poses to their beloved pet.

Dr. Karlien...

New research highlights benefits of marathon running – but local experts warn ‘be prepared’

New research carried out at Barts and University College London has shown that training for and completing a marathon can cut four years off an individual’s vascular age – and that those who are less fit benefit the most.

The researchers tested 138 people due to take part in this year’s London Marathon. Over a period of six months their arteries gained elasticity, reducing the risk...

Measles vaccination advice for young adults

Public Health England (PHE) is reminding teenagers and young people to make sure they are vaccinated against measles after new cases were reported across England.

A significant number of cases, linked to music festivals and other large public events, have been reported since June. This follows an increase in measles over the year with 234 cases confirmed between January and June,...

Employment and family law advice in Plymouth

A new project aimed at giving Plymouth University law students the chance to learn new customer service skills is being launched at the Council’s First Stop Shop in New George street next week.

The pilot project between Plymouth Law School and the City Council will enable the law students to offer advice on employment law for individuals and a health check for businesses and charities...

Stay safe and remain vigilant during stormy weather

Devon County Council is urging people to take care and remain vigilant as bad weather continues in the South West.

High winds and heavy rainfall have caused localised flooding and disruption on many of Devon’s roads, and motorists are being advised to take extra care.

People are also being urged to avoid coastal and river areas as the severe weather continues to cause water...

Plymouth midwives reassure mums-to-be

Midwives at Derriford Hospital would like to re-assure their mums-to-be following a high profile story that has been broadcasting as part of an Eastenders storyline.

Nicola Phillips, Maternity Matron, explains: "Following the broadcast of the story on Monday we have received a flurry of calls from mums-to-be who are worried about reduced fetal movements. It is important that there is...

Don't panic over confirmation and clearing at Plymouth University

Prospective students receiving A-level results this summer will be guided through the Confirmation and Clearing process by trained advisers at Plymouth University.

Thousands of applicants will receive their grades on Thursday 13 August and call the University’s special hotline to confirm their place or find out about spaces still available in September.

They will get through to...

Never use a BBQ to heat your tent

Do you know that BBQs give off poisonous carbon monoxide hours after use?

Bringing them into a tent or awning to keep warm is a recipe for disaster.

You cannot smell, taste or see Carbon Monoxide. So, if you suddenly get flu symptoms, or have headaches, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness or weakness you may have Carbon Monoxide poisoning. People often don’t realise that...