Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are urging locals to enjoy a safe Bonfire Night by following some simple do’s and don’ts to reduce risks.
As fireworks are explosives and burn at such high temperatures, the utmost care is necessary in their storage, handling and use, whether you are organising a display for the family, friends or the general public.
Older people in the UK are disproportionately at risk from electrical hazards, according to research by leading charity, Electrical Safety First.
The Charity has found that a person over 60 is ten times more likely to die in a fire than somebody aged 17 to 24i. And more than half of the accidental fire-related deaths last year in Great Britain were people aged 65 and olderii.
Pavement parking is a danger for older people and legislation should be clearer, says the results of a YouGov poll commissioned by Living Streets out today (09 January 2015).
Over half of UK adults aged 65 and over (51 per cent) have no idea whether or not parking on the pavement is illegal in their local area. As MP Martin Horwood’s ‘pavement parking bill’ receives its second reading...
Police are urging tourists to follow some simple safety measures when enjoying the Easter holiday period.
Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are amongst the safest places to visit in the country, but to help make holidaymakers’ stay more enjoyable police recommend the following advice on how to keep themselves and their property safe.
Plymouth councillors agreed to lobby Government to make safe rooms for the victims of domestic abuse exempt from the bedroom tax today.
Councillor Nicky Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, put forward the motion to Full Council calling for cross-party backing of the exemption. She asked for agreement in the meantime for discretionary housing payments to cover the...
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...