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Summer is just around the corner – get ahead and keep it fun not fatal

National charity and leader in lifesaving and lifeguarding training across the UK and Ireland, the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), is urging people to get summer ready by brushing up on their water safety skills and knowledge.

With over 400 people dying each year in the UK and Ireland from accidental drowning, it’s clear that it’s a topic that needs more attention.

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Neil Graham, owner Devonia

Innovative Devonia Plans to Expand Sustainable Spring Water Business

A Devon spring water company which puts sustainability at the heart of everything it does is set to double its area of operations. Devonia, which has reused 2.2 million bottles since it began trading, saving nearly 300,000 kilograms of glass from going into a landfill, is the only spring water company in southern Britain with a business model based on the concept of reusing bottles time and...

EDDC remind visitors of the importance of water safety this summer

A sobering reminder of the dangers of drowning with more than 20 people losing their lives across the UK

East Devon District Council wants to remind people making a trip to the seaside this summer that this should be a time to remember and enjoy, please do not let it turn into a tragedy. Key things to remember when in water are:

  • If you get into trouble in the water, Float to
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New water saving measures to safeguard supplies

Plans to help households across England use water more efficiently, part of an ambitious agenda to build back greener from the pandemic, have been announced by the Environment Secretary . The proposals – announced in response to a public consultation on personal water usage – will balance the growing demand on national supplies with the ambitions in the 25 Year Environment Plan to achieve...

New water saving measures to safeguard supplies

Plans to help households across England use water more efficiently, part of an ambitious agenda to build back greener from the pandemic, have been announced by the Environment Secretary . The proposals – announced in response to a public consultation on personal water usage – will balance the growing demand on national supplies with the ambitions in the 25 Year Environment Plan to achieve...

Devon Youth Hostels join Refill scheme

People can now refill their water bottles for free at Youth Hostels throughout Devon. There are 4 youth hostels throughout Devon where people can refill their water bottles.

The leading youth charity, YHA (England and Wales), has joined Refill, a national free tap water initiative designed to reduce plastic pollution by making refilling water bottles as easy, convenient and cheap as...

Tombstoning can kill

Plymouth police and city council have joined forces in a campaign aimed at preventing serious injury and death on the Hoe foreshore and other sites this summer.

One man died from tombstoning in Plymouth in 2016 and many more have received serious injuries. Risks of tombstoning include:

  • High risk of death or life-changing injuries (20% of cases involve spinal or limb
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Summer Funday at Royal William Yard

There’s something for everyone at Plymouth’s spectacular Royal William Yard this Saturday and Sunday (15 & 16 July) with a weekend packed full of exciting happenings…

The weekend begins with the famous Drake Island swim on Saturday organised by the Chesnut Appeal. This is a great swim for those new to Open Water Swimming and to anyone signed up for their first Breakwater swim in...

Tunnelling work in the pipeline

Work has started to lay the pipes needed to transfer treated drinking water from South West Water's new £60million Mayflower Water Treatment Works into Plymouth's water distribution system.

The new pipeline will run from the new treatment works, currently under construction at Roborough, just north of Plymouth, to Coombe Lane, near Tamerton Foliot.

Later in the project more...

Water discovery could change the nature of future Mars exploration

The claim that flowing water has been discovered on Mars could undoubtedly enhance knowledge of the Red Planet, a scientist from Plymouth University has said.

But it could also make future exploration of the planet more difficult because of restrictions designed to prevent the contamination of any potential biological material or ecosystem on Mars, or anywhere throughout the solar...

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