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RSPCA ensures every fire engine has animal oxygen masks

Every one of the 121 fire engines in Devon and Somerset will soon be equipped with animal oxygen masks – thanks to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).

For a number of years, the Service has worked with the charity Smokey Paws to enable local groups and organisations to generously provide the masks to their local fire stations.

Now the RSPCA has...

Do you want to make a difference in Stonehouse, Plymouth?

Do you have a great idea but not sure how to make it happen?

If so then Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) would like to invite you to their information evening that will be held at ‘The Street Factory’ to explain how you could receive funding to bring your idea to life.

Station Manager, Ros Clarke said: "This is all about inclusion and empowering the community...

From the Community - For the Community

Three Plympton firefighters proved popular on social media after one of their colleagues posted on the Fire Station Facebook page a photo of them in the back of a fire engine returning from a call-out. You may well have seen their photo as they are now part of Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Services recruitment campaign for on-call firefighters throughout Devon and Somerset.

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A Service of Remembering Together

On Sunday 2nd October, there will be a special service for parents who have experienced bereavement through the loss of a pregnancy or death of a baby.

The service will take place at 2.00pm and will be held in the Chapel on level seven at Derriford Hospital. The Chapel will be also be open from 1.00pm for the opportunity to meet other parents and talk things over with a chaplain or...

Plymouth firm clocks up 100 years of local service

The five strong team at Salts Medilink, a medical dispensing branch based in Plympton, have between them clocked up 100 years of service.

The group received a visit from their owner and Company Director to acknowledge their long standing tenure, and attend a patient Open Day at the Holiday Inn in celebration of this.

Salts Medilink is a discreet, confidential and reliable stoma...

Rail line disruption faces dramatic increase

Rail services to and from the South West of England could be disrupted for more than 10 per cent of each year by 2040 and almost a third by 2100, a new study suggests.

The cost of maintaining tracks and sea defences could also soar as predicted sea level rises, coupled with coastal storms and floods, pose major challenges for rail operators and governments.

The research,...

A Service of Remembering Together

There will be a special service for parents who have experienced bereavement through the loss of a pregnancy or death of a baby.

The service will take place on Sunday 2 March at 2pm and will be held in the Chapel on level seven at Derriford Hospital.

The Chapel will be also be open from 1pm for the opportunity to meet other parents and talk things over with a chaplain or...

British army launches campaign in the South West

The British Army has launched a campaign in the South West to attract full and part time recruits.

New research reveals that one in four people the South West are not satisfied with their current career and admit the greatest factors missing are a decent salary (28%), excellent training and personal development (26%), a challenging and exciting role (24%), the opportunity to travel in...

NFU helps EU see sense on MOTs for tractors and livestock trailers

New burdensome EU proposals on tractor and trailer testing look to have been defeated in the European Union after intensive lobbying from the NFU.

The proposals, which formed part of the EU’s wide ranging ‘Roadworthiness Package’, would have introduced new MOT-style testing for some large tractors and all livestock trailers.

The original plans meant that all ‘O2’ graded...

Remembrance Day service

Date: Sunday 10 November Time: 11am Place: Royal Naval Memorial, Plymouth Hoe

The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Mrs Vivien Pengelly will be joined by the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, Deputy Lord Mayor, Deputy Lady Mayoress and Chief Executive of Plymouth City Council at this year's Remembrance Day Service on Plymouth Hoe.

The service will remember all those who lost their lives in both World Wars and in all conflicts.

A two-minute silence will take place at the Royal Naval Memorial at 11am.

The Lord Mayor will lay a wreath on behalf of...

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