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Mobile testing times have changed to enable stops in more communities

From this week a mobile COVID-19 Community Testing Centre will stop at two additional communities, Holsworthy and Mortonhampstead.

The mobile centres stop in communities twice a week on given days, offering rapid testing to those without symptoms.

The additional stops mean that the times of the previous scheduled visits at all of the Devon County Council-run sites have had...

Community testing available in Newton Abbot

A new mobile COVID-19 Community Testing Centre will stop in Newton Abbot for the first time tomorrow (Friday March 12) and will continue to do between 8.30pm and 5.30pm every Friday until further notice.

The service will offer rapid tests for people without symptoms, with results available within the hour, from the Teignbridge Depot Car Park on the Brunel Industrial Estate.

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Over a million drivers admit to using their phones behind the wheel on every journey

Over a million drivers have admitted to using their phones behind the wheel on every journey they made in the past 12 months, according to new research released today.

The findings, taken from a report on in-vehicle distraction by road safety charity Brake and insurer Direct Line, revealed that 3% of drivers, equating to 1.2 million drivers across the UK, had a conversation or...

Mobile unit to help MS sufferers

A mobile infusion unit aimed at significantly improving treatment for multiple sclerosis sufferers is to be trialled at Derriford Hospital. The pilot is the first in the UK.

The fully-staffed mobile unit will help to ensure that patients will be able to receive essential regular transfusions even during particularly busy times in the hospital. There will also be a shorter time between...

Big variation in mobile coverage in SW

Which? has teamed up with independent mobile coverage experts OpenSignal to reveal the best and worst mobile phone networks for across the UK, and found that the South West was the second worst region we looked at for coverage and some providers were much better than others.

The analysis of the different networks in the South West found a variation of 40% between the top and bottom 3G...

Brake campaign appeals to drivers to tune in to road safety and turn off their phones

A national campaign launched yesterday (18 November) by the charity Brake at the start of Road Safety Week calls on drivers to tune in to road safety, to prevent appalling crashes caused by multi-tasking at the wheel.

The campaign appeals to drivers to turn off their phones or put them in the boot, and urges everyone to refuse to speak on the phone to someone who’s driving. It is being...

History meets innovation for new live gaming experience

Plymouth is set to undergo a digital transformation as hundreds of adventurers take part in the city’s first location-based live game.

Resurgam: The Lost Pearl of Plymouth will see gamers using mobile technology to navigate their way around the City’s maritime heritage.

In addition to exploring the incredible history of Plymouth, participants will experience reality merging...

Demand for flexible working prompts growth in mobile technology

The desire for flexible working amongst staff has resulted in more businesses in the south west moving towards new mobile technologies, an IT study has found.

Carried out by Stem Group and Plymouth University, the South West Business IT Survey 2012 reveals that many companies are now looking into new technologies like the Cloud and mobile computing as a result of a demand from...