Community testing available in Barnstaple

A second Community Testing Centre, offering rapid coronavirus tests that provide results within the hour, is opening this Wednesday, 17 February. This one in Barnstaple.

It is setting up in the car park at the town’s Taw View, Civic Centre, on North Walk road, and will be open 9am to 5pm, seven days a week, with extended hours 7am to 7pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

It will...

Testing more staff to help them back to work caring for local people in Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Organisations across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are working together to improve COVID-19 testing for health and care staff, so more can get back to work helping local people in vital frontline health and care roles.

Led by the Peninsula Pathology Network, they have agreed a shared approach using a combination of locally and nationally run testing sites (as below), which...

Test results are a breath of fresh air

Tests on the quality of air used by divers have been carried out by Plymouth’s trading standards officers.

As Plymouth proudly carries the name Britain’s Ocean City and is one of the most popular locations for scuba diving in the UK, it is important that the compressed air supplied to divers meets the standards for quality and lack of pollutants.

Trading Standards officers...

Find out your IQ in Plymouth

Spring is just around the corner – so what better time for a mental spring clean?

The brain is the most important organ in the body and needs regular exercise to keep it ticking over. A daily crossword, Sudoku or brainteaser can help keep your mind alert, but you could go one step further and complete a Mensa supervised test or the free online workout.

For those who are curious...