New cycle camera trial underway

New cycle camera trial underway

A new cycle camera trial is being carried out by Devon County Council to help improve safety for cyclists.

The County Council has enlisted the help of Ride On, the bike recycling charity in Exeter, as well the Exeter Cycle Campaign, Met Office, RD&E Hospital and Exeter Science Park to try out the helmet-mounted video cameras to capture footage of dangerous driving.


Loss assessor urges SW homeowners to take extra autumnal oil tank care

Leading and award-winning loss assessor, Aspray, is warning southwest homeowners – a relatively large proportion of whom heat their homes with oil [1] – to take extreme caution to avoid oil leaks and spillages during autumn and winter and to get the right insurance in place.

With many rural homes being off the gas grid, the use of oil as a heat source is commonplace in many villages...

Stagecoach South West continue to keep passengers safe

As more parts of the country's economy and daily life continues to re-open Stagecoach South West are continuing to put customers, communities and employees first and ensure people can use public transport services safely and confidently.

Through these challenging times, the bus operator has continually kept the wheels turning, keeping essential bus services running, communities...

NSPCC and O2 urge parents to make online safety a New Year's resolution

The NSPCC and O2 are urging parents to make online safety a priority for their children if they are given smartphones, tablets or games consoles this Christmas.

The advice comes after the charity and mobile network operator found that thousands of parents who have played the O2 NSPCC Parents vs Kids online safety quiz were getting questions about parental controls wrong.


Ensure safety in your office with PSP training firm

“It only takes a day to learn how to save someone’s life but the knowledge can last a lifetime,” says Jeremy Sleet, founder of Health and Safety company No Accident, which recently based itself at the prestigious Plymouth Science Park.

Jeremy has taught First Aid to more than 500 people over the past three years and his courses can cover a vast area of topics – from ensuring safety on...

Work to start on £50m power line project in Devon

National Grid has started work on a £50 million refurbishment of pylons in Devon and part of Cornwall to keep power flowing in the South West and beyond for decades to come.

The line of pylons, running between substations in Exeter and Landulph, was built in the 1960s.

The wires carrying electricity that hang between them, along with other equipment, are approaching the end of...

Have fun but stay safe on Bonfire Night

Devon and Cornwall Police and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service have come together to issue a joint community message across our region encouraging those celebrating Guy Fawkes Night to remember that fireworks are explosives and should be respected.

Each year both services receive reports and are called out to deal with children and adults being injured by fireworks across our...

Don’t burger up your bank holiday

Over 900,000 people in the South West of England are at risk of food poisoning from pink burgers at Bank Holiday barbecues, according to research released today by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

The research reveals that despite 69% stating they are concerned about food poisoning, almost a third (29%) of people in the South West would eat a burger that isn’t fully cooked through. One...

Railway trespass doubles over summer holidays

Parents in the South West are being urged to speak to their children as alarming new figures reveal youngsters are twice as likely to trespass on the tracks over summer, compared with winter.

Longer evenings, coupled with the start of the holidays, spell danger for Britain’s youth as UK statistics show trespass doubles in August compared to December.

In 2015, there were 128...

Baby and toddler safety campaign relaunches

A Trading Standards campaign to help prevent babies and toddlers from being injured at home is being relaunched on 6 June.

Every year in England 60 children are killed, 450,000 attend A&E and 40,000 are admitted to hospital as a result of accidents in the home.

The Buy Wise Be Safe campaign aims to prevent injuries by providing clear advice on ways to make the home safer...